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					Elementary Summer Reading List
Lexile 800’s Free baseball - Corbett, Sue. Eleven-year-old Felix becomes a bat boy for a minor league baseball team, hoping to someday be like his father, a famous Cuban outfielder. AR: 4.3 3Lexile: 800 Homeless bird - Whelan, Gloria. Thirteen-year-old Koly enters into an ill-fated arranged marriage and must either suffer a destiny dictated by India's customs or find the courage to oppose tradition. AR: 5.3 Lexile: 800 Hostage - Roberts, Willo Davis. When eleven-year-old Kaci interrupts burglars in the process of robbing her house, she and her nosy elderly neighbor Mrs. Banducci are kidnapped and held hostage by the desperate and ruthless criminals. AR: 5.4 Lexile: 800 Phineas L. Macguire-- erupts! : the first experiment - Dowell, Frances O'Roark. Fourth-grade science whiz Phineas MacGuire is forced to team up with the new boy in class on a science fair project. AR: 5.0 Lexile: 810 A room with a zoo - Feiffer, Jules. The author presents a fact-based novel about his daughter, Julie, and her compulsion to take in any and all unfortunate pets including a sick cat, hamster, a big ugly fish, a hermit crab, and the classroom rabbit. AR: 4.4 Lexile: 810 A bear named Trouble - Bauer, Marion Dane. In Anchorage, Alaska, two lonely boys make a connection--a brown bear injured just after his mother sends him out on his own, and a human whose father is a new keeper at the Alaska Zoo and whose mother and sister are still in Minnesota. AR: 5.0 Lexile: 820 Christopher Mouse : the tale of a small traveler - Wise, William. After being sold to an unscrupulous pet store owner, a young mouse lives with several owners and has many adventures, before ending up with an appreciative family. AR: 5.3 Lexile: 820 The red rose box - Woods, Brenda. In 1953, Leah Hopper dreams of leaving the poverty and segregation of her home in Sulphur, Louisiana, and when Aunt Olivia sends train tickets to Los Angeles as part of her tenth birthday present, Leah gets a first taste of freedom. AR: 4.9 Lexile: 830 The Wanderer - Creech, Sharon. Thirteen-year-old Sophie and her cousin Cody record their transatlantic crossing aboard the Wanderer, a forty-five foot sailboat, which, along with uncles and another cousin, is en route to visit their grandfather in England. AR: 5.2 Lexile: 830 Dragon's breath - Baker, E. D. Having recovered their human shape, Emeralda and Eadric try to help Aunt Grassina find the special objects needed to break the spell that turned Grassina's true love, Haywood, into an otter. AR: 5.3 Lexile: 840 The girls take over - Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. The Malloy girls and the Hatford boys continue to get in trouble as they try to outdo each other in bottle racing, spelling, and baseball. AR: 4.9 Lexile: 840

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Lexile 800’s The sisters Grimm. Book one,Fairy-tale detectives - Buckley, Michael. Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother that they have always believed to be dead. AR: 5.2 Lexile: 840 Frantastic voyage - Benton, Jim. Franny K. Stein jumps into action as a mad scientist when Igor swallows the doomsday device. AR: 4.8 Lexile: 850 The Lost Colony of Roanoke - Fritz, Jean. Describes the English colony of Roanoke, which was founded in 1585, and discusses the mystery of its disappearance. AR: 5.7 Lexile: 850 The terror of the pink dodo balloons - David, Lawrence. Little Horace Splattly, alias the Cupcaked Crusader, hopes to become Celernip Prince at the Celernip Festival, keep his best friends, win the love of Sara Willow, cope with his talented scientist sister, and figure out who is creating the pink dodo balloons that are making people bald. AR: 4.9 Lexile: 860 Wizard at work : a novel in stories - Vande Velde, Vivian. A young wizard, who runs a school to teach wizards, looks forward to a quiet summer off but is drawn into adventures with princesses, unicorns, and ghosts instead. AR: 5.9 Lexile: 860 Not just a witch - Ibbotson, Eva. Determined to be more than just an ordinary witch, Heckie, whose specialty is changing people into animals, settles in a small town determined to use her powers for good purposes. AR: 5.6 Lexile: 870 Outside and inside dinosaurs - Markle, Sandra. Describes the inner and outer workings of dinosaurs, discussing what has been learned about their anatomy, diet, and behavior from fossils. AR: 5.7 Lexile: 870 Race for the sky : the Kitty Hawk diaries of Johnny Moore - Gutman, Dan. Ordered to practice his writing skills in the blank book his mother gave him, fourteenyear-old Johnny would rather go fishing near his home on North Carolina's Outer Banks and cannot think of anything important to write until two "dingbatters" from Ohio arrive in 1900 and try to build a flying machine. AR: 5.4 Lexile: 880 The time hackers - Paulsen, Gary. When someone uses futuristic technology to play pranks on twelve-year-old Dorso Clayman, he and his best friend set off on a supposedly impossible journey through space and time trying to stop the gamesters who are endangering the universe. AR: 5.2 Lexile: 880 The Egyptian box - Curry, Jane Louise. Tee is happy to find that the ancient Egyptian box she inherits holds a spirit who will serve her, until she notices changes in her servant's appearance and behavior. AR: 5.6 Lexile: 890 Ice drift - Taylor, Theodore. Two Inuit brothers must fend for themselves while stranded on an ice floe that is adrift in the Greenland Strait. AR: 5.7 Lexile: 890

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Lexile 800’s