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Browse by Lexile: 600L - 690L

Description: Find books that match your lexile measure. Browse these novels and non-fiction reads written at the 600L through 690L. All Lexile measures verified by MetaMetrics. #teacher


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The Maze of Bones

by Rick Riordan

Minutes before she died Grace Cahill changed her will, leaving her decendants an impossible decision: "You have a choice - one million dollars or a clue."

Grace is the last matriarch of the Cahills, the world's most powerful family. Everyone from Napoleon to Houdini is related to the Cahills, yet the source of the family power is lost. 39 Clues hidden around the world will reveal the family's secret, but no one has been able to assemble them. Now the clues race is on, and young Amy and Dan must decide what's important: hunting clues or uncovering what REALLY happened to their parents.

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 610L

Timmy Failure

by Stephan Pastis

Banishment from his life’s calling can’t keep a comically overconfident detective down in the latest episode by New York Times bestseller Stephan Pastis.

This book was never meant to exist. No one needs to know the details. Just know this: there’s a Merry, a Larry, a missing tooth, and a teachers’ strike that is crippling Timmy Failure’s academic future.

Worst of all, Timmy is banned from detective work. It’s a conspiracy of buffoons. He recorded everything in his private notebook, but then the manuscript was stolen.

If this book gets out, he will be grounded for life. Or maybe longer. And will Timmy’s mom really marry Doorman Dave?

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 610L

Mr. Hynde Is Out of His Mind!

by Dan Gutman and Jim Paillot

Mr. Hynde, the substitute music teacher, thinks he's a rock-and-roll star-and he even shows up on TV!

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 610L

Dr. Carbles Is Losing His Marbles!

by Dan Gutman and Jim Paillot

It's Thanksgiving, but the kids at Ella Mentry School aren't feeling very thankful. That's because Dr. Carbles is grumpier than ever, and he wants to fire Mr. Klutz! Will A.J. and his friends be able to save their principal's job?

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 610L

Campfire Mallory

by Laurie Friedman

Nine-and-a-half-year-old Mallory's trepidation about going to sleep-away camp is multiplied when she and her best friend are assigned to different cabins, and a new "friend" seems determined to get Mallory in trouble.

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 610L

Buggy Breakout

by Carolyn Keene and Macky Pamintuan

The Princess Mix-Up Mystery and Buggy Breakout have eight-year-old Nancy Drew solves cases with her friends in the Clue Crew!

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 610L

Horrible Harry and the Goog

by Suzy Kline and Frank Remkiewicz

A secret teacher party is happening in the library, but who is the party for? Harry and Doug plan to find out, but when they discover Harry's pet cat, Googer, skulking around their classroom, they have to catch him before anyone else does! They chase The Goog all over school—even into places students (and cats) aren't allowed. Will the boys capture The Goog without being caught themselves? Or will Harry's cat get him into the most horrible trouble ever? .

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 610L

Horrible Harry and the Christmas Surprise

by Suzy Kline

It's Christmastime, but with Miss Mackle in the hospital, no one feels much like celebrating. Maybe Harry can think of a way to cheer up Miss Mackle and put the holiday spirit back in Room 2B.

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 610L

Amber Brown Sees Red

by Paula Danziger

Amber Brown's going through a growth spurt . . . and her body's not the only thing that's changing. Her mom and Max are engaged. Her dad is moving back from Paris.

And now her school's overrun by skunks, and she feels like she's being held captive in a hot, crowded school bus that's going nowhere. But growth spurts and skunks are not her only concerns. Why can't her parents agree on anything . . . and most important, what will happen when Dad moves back?

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 610L

I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

by Lauren Tarshis and Scott Dawson

The terrifying details of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake jump off the page!

Ten-year-old Leo loves being a newsboy in San Francisco -- not only does he get to make some money to help his family, he's free to explore the amazing, hilly city as it changes and grows with the new century. Horse-drawn carriages share the streets with shiny new automobiles, new businesses and families move in every day from everywhere, and anything seems possible.

But early one spring morning, everything changes. Leo's world is shaken -- literally -- and he finds himself stranded in the middle of San Francisco as it crumbles and burns to the ground. Does Leo have what it takes to survive this devastating disaster?

The I SURVIVED series continues with another thrilling story of a boy caught in one of history's most terrifying disasters!

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 610L

I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916

by Lauren Tarshis and Scott Dawson

Based on true events! It's the summer of 1916 and the Jersey shore is being terrorized by a great white shark. Can 10-year-old Chet and his friends survive a swim in the local creek?

In the summer of 1916, ten year-old Chet Roscow is captivated by the local news: a great white shark has been attacking and killing people up and down the Atlantic Coast, not far from Chet's hometown of Springfield, New Jersey.

Then one day, swimming with his friends, Chet sees something in the water. . .

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 610L

Tortilla Sun

by Jennifer Cervantes

When twelve-year-old Izzy discovers a beat-up baseball marked with the words "Because magic" while unpacking in yet another new apartment, she is determined to figure out what it means. What secrets does this old ball have to tell?

Her mom certainly isn't sharing any, especially when it comes to Izzy's father, who died before Izzy was born. But when she spends the summer in her Nana's remote New Mexico village, Izzy discovers long-buried secrets that come alive in an enchanted landscape of watermelon mountains, whispering winds, and tortilla suns.

Infused with the flavor of the southwest and sprinkled with just a pinch of magic, this heartfelt middle grade debut is as rich and satisfying as Nana's homemade enchiladas.

Date Added: 07/30/2018


Category: 620L

The Red Pencil

by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Shane W. Evans

"Amira, look at me," Muma insists. She collects both my hands in hers. "The Janjaweed attack without warning. If ever they come-- run."

Finally, Amira is twelve. Old enough to wear a toob, old enough for new responsibilities. And maybe old enough to go to school in Nyala-- Amira's one true dream.

But life in her peaceful Sudanese village is shattered when the Janjaweed arrive. The terrifying attackers ravage the town and unleash unspeakable horrors. After she loses nearly everything, Amira needs to dig deep within herself to find the strength to make the long journey-- on foot-- to safety at a refugee camp. Her days are tough at the camp, until the gift of a simple red pencil opens her mind-- and all kinds of possibilities.

New York Times bestselling and Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney's powerful verse and Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist Shane W. Evans's breathtaking illustrations combine to tell an inspiring tale of one girl's triumph against all odds.

Date Added: 07/30/2018


Category: 620L

The Year of Billy Miller

by Kevin Henkes

Award-winning, nationally bestselling author Kevin Henkes introduces second-grader Billy Miller in this fast-paced and funny story about friendship, sibling rivalry, and elementary school. The Year of Billy Miller includes black-and-white art by Kevin Henkes and is perfect for fans of the Ramona books; Frindle, by Andrew Clements; and the Clementine series.

When Billy Miller has a mishap at the statue of the Jolly Green Giant at the end of summer vacation, he ends up with a big lump on his head. What a way to start second grade, with a lump on your head!

As the year goes by, though, Billy figures out how to navigate elementary school, how to appreciate his little sister, and how to be a more grown up and responsible member of the family and a help to his busy working mom and stay-at-home dad.

Newbery Honor author and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes delivers a short, satisfying, laugh-out-loud-funny school and family story that features a diorama homework assignment, a school poetry slam, cancelled sleepovers, and epic sibling temper tantrums. This is a perfect short novel for the early elementary grades.

A 2014 Newbery Honor Book

A New York Times Bestseller

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 620L

The Inquisitor's Tale

by Adam Gidwitz and Hatem Aly

On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children. Their adventures take them on a chase through France: they are taken captive by knights, sit alongside a king, and save the land from a farting dragon.

On the run to escape prejudice and persecution and save precious and holy texts from being burned, their quest drives them forward to a final showdown at Mont Saint-Michel, where all will come to question if these children can perform the miracles of saints. Join William, an oblate on a mission from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions. They are accompanied by Jeanne's loyal greyhound, Gwenforte... recently brought back from the dead.

In a style reminiscent of The Canterbury Tales, our narrator collects their stories and the saga of these three unlikely allies begins to come together. Beloved bestselling author Adam Gidwitz makes his long awaited return with his first new world since his hilarious and critically acclaimed Grimm series.

Winner of Newbery Honor

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 620L

Skylark

by Patricia Maclachlan

Sequel to Sarah, Plain and Tall. When a drought tests the commitment of a mail-order bride from Maine to her new home on the prairie, her stepchildren hope they will be able to remain a family.

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 620L

Miss Daisy Is Crazy!

by Dan Gutman and Jim Paillot

Never before has school been this mixed up-or this much fun! Miss Daisy, who teaches second grade, doesn't know how to add or subtract. Not only that, she doesn't know how to read or write, either. She is the dumbest teacher in the history of the world!

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 620L

Mr. Macky Is Wacky!

by Dan Gutman and Jim Paillot

It's Presidents' Day! And Mr. Macky, the reading specialist, actually expects A.J. and his friends to read stuff about the presidents! Not only that, but he lives in a log cabin and thinks he's Abraham Lincoln! Is he for real?

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 620L

Ms. Coco Is Loco!

by Dan Gutman and Jim Paillot

It's Poetry Month! And Ms. Coco, who runs the gifted and talented program, is poetry crazy! She cries when she sees a sunset! She thinks boys should have feelings! She talks in rhyme! All the time! Will A.J.'s life ever be normal again?

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 620L

Mallory vs. Max

by Laurie Friedman

Eight-year-old Mallory feels left out when her older brother, Max, gets a dog that becomes the center of attention.

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 620L

Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings

by Ursula K. Le Guin

After being rescued by a flying cat, Alexander the cat decides to make good on a promise to do wonderful things. Book 3 in the Catwings series.

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 620L

Commander Toad and the Voyage Home

by Jane Yolen

Commander Toad leads the lean green space machine Star Warts to find new worlds but runs into trouble when he sets course for home. Will Commander Toad ever find the way home? The crew of the Star Warts has been in the dark night of space for a very long time. "Let's go home," says Commander Toad. But when Mr. Hop sets a course for HOME, the space ship zeroes in on an uncharted planet. When the intrepid crew members set out to explore, Commander Toad stumbles into an extraordinary discovery--one that gives him a toadally new view of what HOME means.

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 620L

Camp Creepy

by Carolyn Keene and Macky Pamintuan

This camp has gone to the dogs!

Nancy and her classmates are entering a model-building contest to win the prize of a lifetime-a chance to spend a week in northern New Mexico! But before Nancy, Bess, and George can even enter their pueblo model, it's been destroyed!

Plus Hannah's been acting very strange recently. Something sinister is definitely afoot. Have the girls angered the Taos Indian spirits by building the model, or is the threat something closer to home?

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 620L

The Cinderella Ballet Mystery

by Carolyn Keene and Macky Pamintuan

Can Nancy follow the trail of this fairy tale? Nancy and her friends are going to be in a ballet! After months of taking dance classes, Nancy, George, and Bess will perform in a ballet version of Cinderella!

The Clue Crew is excited to wear fancy costumes and dance on a real stage! Nancy's friend Andrea is going to play the part of Cinderella. And she'll wear special glass slippers just like in the fairy tale!

But when the glass slippers disappear, Nancy is determined to help. Can the Clue Crew uncover Cinderella's slippers before the clock strikes show time?

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 620L

Horrible Harry in Room 2B

by Suzy Kline

Doug discovers that though being Harry's best friend in Miss Mackle's second grade class isn't always easy, as Harry likes to do horrible things, it is often a lot of fun. .

Date Added: 07/18/2018


Category: 620L


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