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Reading Level 6-8

Reading Level 6-8


Book titles, grade level, difficulty level, and short description are included to help you decide as to where you should start. Books grade level ratings are as follows; 2-5, 3 -5, 4-7, 5-7, 6-8, 6-12, 7-12, 8-12, 9-12. There is also a reading difficulty level rating system G through Z+ where G is the easiest and Z+ is the most difficult.  There is also N/A (not available) which means we could not find a rating. 

  The FitzOsbornes at War   6-8 N/A This layered and fascinating historical fiction novel bravely combines the drama of pre-war Europe with the comic lightness of house parties and debutantes
  To Kill a Mockingbird 6-8 W The story of a young Alabama girl, her sleepy Southern town, and the crisis of conscience that rocked it. This book explores the roots of human behavior—to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos.
  A Series of Unfortunate Events 6-8 N/A The Baudelaire orphans are sent to live with their “Uncle” Count Olaf, who is very clearly after their enormous fortune that was left to them by their parents, who died in a mysterious fire. 
  Freaky Monday 6-8 N/A Hadley is pretty much the model student: straight As, perfect attendance, front row in class. So what if she's overstressed and overscheduled: She's got school covered. 
  Gulliver's Travels  6-8 N/A Martin Woodside During his first voyage, Gulliver is washed ashore after a shipwreck and finds himself a prisoner of a race of tiny people, less than 6 inches (15 cm) tall, who are inhabitants of the island country of Lilliput. After giving assurances of his good behaviour, he is given a residence in Lilliput and becomes a favourite of the Lilliput Royal Court. 
  Heart of Ice  6-8 N/A The novels all feature three protagonists, and the plot revolves around their interactions with each other, with an intriguing web of crimes that eventually connect: Cassidy Shaw, a crime reporter; Allison Pierce, a federal prosecutor; and Nicole Hedges, an FBI agent. 
  In Ned's Head 6-8 N/A Hello! Hello! Treb Vladinsky from the planet Exus calling Earth and his diary. I'm going to come down and catch a few earthlings in about twenty seconds. Mostly girls. Over and out and all that.""Of course, you shouldn't know this because Ned Floyd doesn't want anyone reading from what is his most vile secret -- his diary. That's right. Ned keeps a diary.
  The Never War 6-8 N/A Bobby and Vo, the Traveler from Cloral, arrive on Veelox a few weeks after the death of Bobby's uncle, Press Tilton,… They flume there (New York City, 1937) to be greeted by bullets from gangsters that Saint Dane has hired, they then met the First Earth Traveler, who saved them from the gangsters.
  The Prince and the Pauper  6-8 N/A Tom Canty, youngest son of a poor family living in Offal Court located in London, has always aspired to a better life, encouraged by the local priest, who has taught him to read and write. Loitering around the palace gates one day, he meets Edward Tudor, the Prince of Wales. Coming too close in his intense excitement, Tom is nearly caught and beaten by the Royal Guards. However, Edward stops them and invites Tom into his palace chamber. 
  The Saturdays 6-8 N/A Saturdays can make dreams come true when the Melendy children take turns to spend their pooled allowances. Actor Mona 13 recites poetry and Shakespeare at the drop of a hat. Engineer Rush 12, mischievous, builds Meccano bridges. Miranda "Randy" 10 dances and paints pictures. Oliver, 6, calm and thoughtful, is a train engineer. Father writes. Housekeeper Cuffy mothers.
  The Secret Garden  6-8 N/A At the turn of the 20th century, Mary Lennox is a sickly and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents who never wanted her and make an effort to ignore the girl. She is cared for by servants, who allow her to become a spoiled, aggressive, and selfish child.  After a cholera epidemic kills her parents and the servants, Mary is discovered alive but alone in the empty house.
  The Secret of the Old Clock  6-8 N/A Sixteen-year-old Nancy Drew wishes to help the Turners, who are struggling relatives of the recently deceased Josiah Crowley. Aided along the way by chum Helen Corning, she becomes interested in the case because she dislikes his snobbish nouveau-riche social-climbing heirs presumptive, the Tophams.
  The Spy who Came in From the Sea 6-8 N/A Fourteen-year old Frank Hollahan moves to Florida in 1943, at the height of World War II, to join his father, a navy seaman. When Frank and his mother arrive at the busy naval port of Jacksonville, a surprising new life awaits them. In this new place, Frank's life changes in ways he never imagined.
  The Tiger in The Well 6-8 N/A Sally Lockhart is now a young woman, left alone with a toddler. Nothing prepares her for the shock of receiving a summons from a man she has never even heard of, suing for divorce and the custody of her beloved Harriet. Sally struggles against the net closing around her, seeking to find out who is persecuting her and why. 
  The War of the Worlds  6-8 N/A The story opens by stating that as humans on Earth busied themselves with their own endeavors during the mid-1890s. Meanwhile aliens on Mars began plotting an invasion of Earth to replenish their limited resources. 
  The World Made New 6-8 N/A Provides a detailed account of the charting of the New World and the long-term effects of America's march into history. The text uses primary sources to bring history to life and features evocative profiles of the major explorers of the age. 
  My Life of Crime 6-8 T It all started with a feather, beautiful and bright green, that fate placed in the middle of the school hall for Fowler Young to find. It had fallen, along with a great many others, from a bedraggled parrot trapped in Mrs. Picklestain’s third-grade classroom. 
  The Time Hackers 6-8 T 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.
  A Coal Miner's Bride 6-8 U A diary account of thirteen-year-old Anetka's life in Poland in 1896, immigration to America, marriage to a coal miner, widowhood, and happiness in finally finding her true love.
  Back Home 6-8 U This semiautobiographical story follows an African-American girl from ""up North"" as she visits her relatives in North Carolina;
  Tales of King Arthur 6-8 U The legend of Arthur, King of England, and his Knights of the Round Table of Camelot, including Sir Lancelot, Sir Galahad, Sir Gawain, Merlin and Guinevere. The legend herein tells of the sword in the stone, the Lady of the Lake, the forming of the Round Table and of course, the search for the greatest treasure of all: the Holy Grail.
  Old Yeller 6-8 V Young Travis Coates has been left to take care of his family ranch with his mother and younger brother, Arliss, while his father goes off on a cattle drive in the late 1860's in Texas. When a "dingy yellow" dog comes for anuninvited stay with the family, Travis reluctantly takes in the dog, which they name Old Yeller.
  Down the Rabbit Hole 6-8 W Peter Abrahams welcome to Echo Falls, home of a thousand secrets. In Down the Rabbit Hole, eighth grader Ingrid Levin-Hill is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Or at least her shoes are. And getting them back will mean getting tangled up in a murder investigation as complicated as the mysteries solved by her idol, Sherlock Holmes
  Horse Thief 6-8 W Newton Peck After losing two fingers in his first bull ride, seventeen-year-old Tullis Yoder worries he'll never have a chance to top another bull. Then the rodeo show he works for goes broke, and he learns that its thirteen horses, his only family, will be slaughtered for dog meat.
  The Lightning Thief  6-8 W The novel charts the adventures of modern-day twelve-year-old Percy Jackson as he discovers he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and the Greek god Poseidon. Percy and his friends Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood go on a quest to find Zeus' stolen lightning bolt and prevent a war between the gods Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades.
  Eragon  6-8 Y The 15 year old resident of Carvahall, Eragon, starts the book by finding a strange blue stone while traversing The Spine, a mountainous area outside his home. The world in which this novel takes place is known as Alagaësia, under the control of Galbatorix, a fallen Dragon Rider, now evil.
  In the Belly of the Bloodhound 6-8 Y The British crown has placed a price on Jacky's head, and so she returns to the Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston to lay low. But laying low isn't in the cards for a spunky lass who finds trouble even when she's not looking for it.
  The Voice that Challenged a Nation 6-8 Y A voice like yours," celebrated conductor Arturo Toscanini told contralto Marian Anderson, "is heard once in a hundred years." This insightful account of the great African American vocalist considers her life and musical career in the context of the history of civil rights in this country. 
  The World at her Fingertips 6-8 Y A biography of Helen Keller (1880-1968), the blind and deaf girl who demonstrated that many things in life were still possible to those with physical challenges. 
  Anne of Green Gables  6-8  G Considered a classic children's novel since the mid-twentieth century. Set in the late 19th century, the novel recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl, who was mistakenly sent to two middle-aged siblings; Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, originally intending to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in the fictional town of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island. 
  Coraline 6-8  W When Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own (only better), things seem marvelous. But there’s another mother there, and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. 
  The Witches  6-8 R A young British boy and his Norwegian grandmother in a world where child-hating societies of witches secretly exist. All witches are all ruled by extremely vicious and powerful Grand High Witch. As the  , arrives in England to organize her horrible plot an elderly witch hunter grandson find out about the evil plan and will do everything to stop it.
  War Horse 6-8 X In 1914, Joey, a beautiful bay-red foal with a distinctive cross on his nose, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. With his officer, he charges toward the enemy, witnessing the horror of the battles in France. But even in the desolation of the trenches, Joey's courage touches the soldiers around him and he is able to find warmth and hope.