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Browse by Lexile: 700L - 790L

Description: Find books that match your lexile measure. Browse these novels and non-fiction reads written at the 700L through 790L. All Lexile measures verified by MetaMetrics. #teacher


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Clementine

by Sara Pennypacker

While sorting through difficulties with her friend Margaret, 8 year old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles, and helps her father banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 790L

Beezus and Ramona

by Beverly Cleary and Tracy Dockray

Ramona Quimby is the youngest of all the famous characters in Mrs. Cleary's wonderful Henry Huggins stories. She is also far and away the most deadly.

Readers of the earlier books will remember that Ramona has always been a menace to Beezus, her older sister, to Henry, and to his dog Ribsy. It is not that Ramona deliberately sets out to make trouble for other people. She simply has more imagination than is healthy for any one person.In this book Ramona and her imagination really come into their own.

Starting with a fairly mild encounter with the librarian, which is harder on Beezus than anyone else, Ramona goes from strength to strength, winding up by inviting her entire kindergarten class to a part at her home without mentioning it to her mother. The riot that ensues is probably the most hilarious episode in this extremely funny book, which proves that Mrs. Cleary's imagination is almost as lively as Ramona's.

Fountas and Pinnell Level: O
Lexile: 691L - 770L
Reading Recovery: 34
DRA: 34
PM Readers: 24 Silver
Grade: 3
Ages: 8 - 9
Learning A to Z Level: S
Accelerated Reader (ATOS): 3.9 - 5.1

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 780L

Bunnicula

by James Howe and Deborah Howe and Alan Daniel

This book is written by Harold. His fulltime occupation is dog. He lives with Mr. and Mrs. Monroe and their sons Toby and Pete. Also sharing the home are a cat named Chester and a rabbit named Bunnicula. It is because of Bunnicula that Harold turned to writing. Someone had to tell the full story of what happened in the Monroe household after the rabbit arrived.Was Bunnicula really a vampire? Only Bunnicula knows for sure. But the story of Chester's suspicions and their consequences makes uproarious reading.Since its first appearance in 1979, Bunnicula has been a hit with kids and their parents everywhere, selling over 8 million copies and winning numerous awards.

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 700L

I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871

by Lauren Tarshis

In a national contest, readers voted and decided that the next I SURVIVED topic will be the Great Chicago Fire, 1871!

In the next book of the I SURVIVED series, one boy will struggle to stay alive as the great city of Chicago burns.

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 730L

I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944

by Lauren Tarshis

In one of the darkest periods in history, one boy struggles to survive...

In this gripping new addition to the bestselling I SURVIVED series, a young Jewish boy escapes the ghetto and finds a group of resistance fighters in the forests of Poland. Does he have what it takes to survive the Nazis -- and fight back?

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 740L

I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937

by Lauren Tarshis

New York Times bestselling author Lauren Tarshis provides a birds-eye view of one of America's most ghastly accidents ever be captured on film, the Hindenburg Disaster of 1937. In May of 1937, the Hindenburg, a massive German airship, caught fire while attempting to land in New Jersey, killing 35 people. Lauren Tarshis's latest thrilling addition to the New York Times bestselling I Survived series, will feature an 11-year-old boy in the middle of this historic disaster.

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 700L

I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011

by Lauren Tarshis

The next book in the New York Times bestselling I Survived series will place readers right in the middle of the deadly Joplin Tornado of 2011.

The 2011 Joplin tornado was a catastrophic tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri in 2011. It was part of a larger tornado outbreak in the spring of that year and reached a maximum width of nearly 1 mile during its path through the southern part of the city, killing 158 people, injuring over 1,000 and caused damages amounting to a total of $2.8 billion, making it the costliest single tornado in U.S. history.

Lauren will bring her signature intensity to this distinctly American natural disaster, placing a young boy in the middle of one of the deadliest tornado to strike the United States since 1947.

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 710L

I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79

by Lauren Tarshis

During the infamous eruption of Mount Vesuvius, one boy struggles to escape. Can he survive the most devastating disaster of ancient times?

In this thrilling addition to the bestselling I SURVIVED series, readers are taken back to antiquity with a young boy trying to escape as the giant Mount Vesuvius erupts. Does he have what it takes to survive the epic destruction of Pompeii?

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 700L

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief

by Wendelin Van Draanen

Although she's a girl detective starring in a new series, Sammy is not Nancy Drew. She's smart-mouthed & hard-hitting, unpopular at school & on the outs with the law.

Readers follow the sleuth through her saucy first-person narrative as she tries to find a burglar who's made a number of hits in her neighborhood, one of which she witnessed while spying on her neighbors with binoculars.

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 760L

Sammy Keyes and the Curse of Moustache Mary

by Wendelin Van Draanen

What's supposed to be a quiet weekend in the country turns into a crossroads adventure when Sammy and her friends meet Lucinda Huntley walking her 200-pound pig down the middle of the road. She tells them a true tale of the Wild West, a story of tough times, wagon trains, her great-grandma Moustache Mary, and a century-old family feud.

But this feud is hardly ancient history. Past and present collide -- and combust! -- when Mary's pioneer cabin burns to the ground. Sammy thinks the cause of the fire may be a hundred years old, but still, the gas can she finds near the scene of the crime is shiny and new. . . .

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 720L

Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood Mummy

by Wendelin Van Draanen

The elusive Lady Lana (a. k. a. Sammy's mom) ran off to Hollywood nearly a year ago to get "discovered." But when Sammy discovers that her mom has changed her name, dyed her hair, and told everyone she's only 25, she decides Lana needs a little reality check. I mean, it's one thing to have her mom ditch her. But it's another to find out she's created a life for herself where Sammy can't possibly exist.

But Hollywood is a shock. Everyone is pretending here. No one is who or what they seem in this starlet-eat-starlet world. So when a woman is killed in the room next door, Sammy's hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't have a motive . . . including her own mom. .

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 750L

Sammy Keyes and the Dead Giveaway

by Wendelin Van Draanen

The bad news: Sammy's made a deadly mistake. The good news: No one knows she did it. The delicious dilemma: Everyone thinks her archenemy Heather is to blame.

Now Heather's in a major jam, and in some ways it's only fair--Heather's pinned more than a few crimes on Sammy. Besides, there are distractions galore to keep Sammy from confessing. Like the end of the school year. And the Farewell Dance. Especially the dance, because she's going with Heather's brother, Casey.

But Sammy knows that the truth has an uncanny way of resurfacing, and when it does, the stench can be more vile than the junior high cafeteria.

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 710L

Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash

by Wendelin Van Draanen

Sammy Keyes has three wads of cold hard cash in her hot little hands. An old guy gave them to her. Well, actually, he told her to throw them away. Begged her. With his last dying breath. Which he was taking because Sammy had just scared the life right out of him.

So . . . she's got to get this man some help. She's got to do it without being seen herself. And she's got to figure out how to stash that cash. Aw, c'mon! You'd keep the money too, right? No one ever needs to know. . . . From the Hardcover edition.

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 740L

Sammy Keyes and the Wedding Crasher

by Wendelin Van Draanen

For junior high detective Sammy Keyes, eighth grade begins with an accusation, an inquisition, and several assorted death threats!

The history teacher, Mr. Vince, is being threatened, which at first seems funny. He's horrible! Every student wants Mr. Vince gone. But as the threats become more serious, the question becomes-who wants him dead and gone?

With her own name near the top of the suspect list, Sammy's determined to get to the bottom of things. But she's distracted by a mother bearing bad news, an almost-boyfriend ducking her calls, and a date with a poofy lavender bridesmaid dress.

This latest Sammy Keyes adventure blends mystery, comedy, and a dusting of fairy tale magic as Sammy takes off her high-tops, puts on some party shoes, and steps into a whole lot of trouble.

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 750L

Sammy Keyes and the Night of Skulls

by Wendelin Van Draanen

In her newest adventure, junior high detective Sammy Keyes and her friends take a detour through a graveyard on Halloween night and find themselves in the middle of a mystery.

Sammy must figure out how three missing people, two human skulls, and one ghoulish embalmer add up before she winds up six feet under herself!

And school presents its own set of tricks and treats. Sammy knows that a classmate is guilty of beating up a man on Halloween night. Should she obey the law and tell Officer Borsch? Or should she obey the junior high code and keep quiet?

Life and death and truth and justice have never been so tangled up...

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 770L

Sammy Keyes and the Killer Cruise

by Wendelin Van Draanen

Sammy knew that getting to know her new rockstar dad on a cruise would be a little uncomfortable. . . . But when the heiress to a perfume empire disappears from the ship, it turns out everyone's in for a rocky ride.

In this penultimate book in the Sammy Keyes mystery series, Wendelin Van Draanen pays homage to the mystery genre. This book is a classic locked-room whodunnit--Sammy Keyes style.

The Sammy Keyes mysteries are fast-paced, funny, thoroughly modern, and true whodunits. Each mystery is exciting and dramatic, but it's the drama in Sammy's personal life that keeps readers coming back to see what happens next with her love interest Casey, her soap-star mother, and her mysterious father.

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 780L

Sammy Keyes and the Power of Justice Jack

by Wendelin Van Draanen

Sammy thought she'd seen all the weirdness her town had to offer--and then she met Justice Jack, Santa Martina's very own superhero. Well, really he's just a guy in spandex and a mask who rides around town on a dirt bike, hoping to find some crime to fight.

The old folks in town think he's wonderful. So wonderful that they've asked him to track down Sammy's neighbor Mrs. Wedgewood, who seems to have disappeared--along with a lot of other people's cash. Sammy's friends think Justice Jack is funny and cool. Billy Pratt's even auditioning to be his sidekick!

But Sammy thinks he's kind of . . . lame. He's more of a showstopper than a crime stopper. And when a real mystery comes along, Sammy finds herself right in the middle of it. . . .

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 740L

The Borrowers

by Mary Norton and Beth Krush and Joe Krush

The Borrowers--the Clock family: Homily, Pod, and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Arrietty, to be precise--are tiny people who live underneath the kitchen floor of an old English country manor.

All their minuscule home furnishings, from postage stamp paintings to champagne cork chairs, are "borrowed" from the "human beans" who tromp around loudly above them. All is well until Pod is spotted upstairs by a human boy! Can the Clocks stay nested safely in their beloved hidden home, or will they be forced to flee?

The British author Mary Norton won the Carnegie Medal for The Borrowers in 1952, the year it was first published in England.

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 780L

Mall Madness

by Carolyn Keene and Macky Pamintuan

Back-to-school shopping spree!

The Clue Crew is headed to the mall! They are ready to shop till they drop for new school supplies. First stop: the Pencil Box for glittery notebooks. But right away it looks like the girls have a back-to-school mystery on their hands.

Money is missing from the Pencil Box's cash register, and all fingers point to the clerk, Rodger. Rodger is Nancy's neighbor, and she doesn't believe he's a thief. But she'll need to examine the facts first. Good thing she bought a new notebook!

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 720L

The Borrowers Avenged

by Mary Norton and Beth Krush and Joe Krush

Pod, Homily, and Arrietty escape from the Platters' attic and set off to an old rectory to begin life anew.

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 770L

Deep-Sea Disaster

by Aaron Blecha and Davy Ocean

Dive into the world of Harry Hammer, a hammerhead shark with a penchant for (mis)adventure in this fin-tastic start to a chapter book series.

Harry Hammer is a hammerhead shark, although he'd rather be a great white shark, or a tiger shark--anything but himself. But when a class trip to a famous shipwreck almost ends in disaster for Harry and his pals, he realizes the importance of being exactly who he is!

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 720L

Lights! Camera! Hammerhead!

by Aaron Blecha and Davy Ocean

Harry has hopes of hammerhead stardom in this second book of a fin-tastic chapter book series.

When humans show up at Shark Point to film an underwater documentary, Harry Hammer is thrilled. He's sure he's meant for the spotlight, but will he end up with the starring role of his dreams, or stay in deep-sea oblivion?

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 770L

The Boy Who Cried Shark

by Aaron Blecha and Davy Ocean

When Harry Hammer accidentally sounds the great white shark alarm a few times too many, he ends up in dangerous waters in this fourth Shark School (mis)adventure.

Harry Hammer's all-time hero is the great white shark Gregor the Gnasher. Gregor is a famous action movie-star and the Underwater Wrestling Champion of the World. But not all great whites are like Gregor--most are fierce creatures of the deep. So when Harry sees one near Shark Point, he sounds the alarm and everyone panics!

Turns out it's just an old basking shark, and now everyone is furious. After a couple more minnow-sized mistakes, Harry sees a REAL great white...and it's very hungry. Will anyone believe him this time?

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 710L

Tooth or Dare

by Aaron Blecha and Davy Ocean

Harry Hammer competes tooth-for-tooth with his rival Rick Reef in hopes of winning a fin-tastic amusement park prize in this seventh Shark School (mis)adventure.

Everyone in Harry Hammer's class at school is talking about a fin-tastic new ride that's premiering at Dregoland, Shark Point's amazing amusement park. It's the most terrifying, dorsal-defying, scare-fest in the whole wide ocean! And guess what?

Whoever loses the most shark teeth in Harry's class will get to go on the ride before anyone else--and meet Gregor the Gnasher, superstar wrestler. Harry and his arch-nemesis Rick Reef are tied for first place, but will Harry pull it off and win the contest?

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 740L

Amber Brown Is Not A Crayon

by Paula Danziger and Tony Ross

Amber Brown and Justin Daniels are best friends. They've known each other for practically forever, sit next to each other in class, help each other with homework, and always stick up for each other.

Justin never says things like, "Amber Brown is not a crayon." Amber never says, "Justin Time." They're a great team--until disaster strikes. Justin has to move away, and now the best friends are fighting. Will they be able to work it out before it's too late?

Date Added: 07/20/2018


Category: 720L


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