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Set 2
(grades 2-3)
Set 3
(grades 3-4)
Set 4
(grades 4-5)
Set 5
(grade 5-6)
Set 6
(grade 6-7)

Click here for a helpful leveling guide featuring Lexile®, guided reading and DRA levels (PDF).

Appropriate for Grades 2-3

Fables Item# HRK960520
Three Fables (Dobeck)
City Mouse-Country Mouse and Two More Mouse Tales From Aesop (Wallner)
Aesop's Fables (McGovern)

Multicultural Tales Item# HRK960521
The Very Big Potato (Cherrington)
Tikki Tikki Tembo (Mosel)
The Legend of the Bluebonnet (dePaolo)
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Variant Tales Item# HRK960522
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Stuart)
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Marshall)
Leola and the Honeybears (Rosales)

Grade 2 Favorites Item# HRK960523
Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia (Parish)
Henry and Mudge and the Long Weekend (Rylant)
Shipwreck Saturday (Cosby)

Appropriate for Grades 3-4

Pourquoi Tales Item# HRK960871
How Chipmunk Got Its Stripes (Bruchac and Bruchac)
A Wise Wish (Miranda)
Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears (Aardema)

Multicultural Tales Item# HRK960873
It Takes a Village (Cowen-Fletcher)
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses (Goble)
One Grain of Rice (Demi)
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Mysteries Item# HRK960874
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones (Adler)
The Boxcar Children: The Haunted Cabin Mystery #20 (Chandler-Warner)
Encyclopedia Brown Takes the Cake (Sobol)

Grade 3 Favorites Item# HRK960875
Doctor De Soto (Steig)
Fourth Grade Rats (Spinelli)
Charlotte's Web (White)

Appropriate for Grades 4-5

Grade 4 Favorites Item# HRK960886
School Days (Wilder)
Encyclopedia Brown Sets the Pace (Sobol)
Beezus and Ramona (Cleary)

Poetry Item# HRK960887
Side Walk Chalk (Weatherford)
A Pizza the Size of the Sun (Prelutzky)
Plum (Mitton)
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Tall Tales Item# HRK960888
The Tall Tale of John Henry (Neufeld)
McBroom's Wonderful One-Acre Farm (Fleischman)
American Tall Tales (Osborne)

African-American Biographies Item# HRK960889
Let Freedom Sing (Livorse)
Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra (Pinkney)
Stealing Home: The Story of Jackie Robinson (Denenberg)

Appropriate for Grades 5-6

Historical Fiction Item# HRK960898
A Ballad of the Civil War (Stolz)
Abraham's Battle (Banks)
The Journal of James Edmond Pease (Murphy)

Autobiography Item# HRK960899
26 Fairmount Ave. (DePaolo)
Knots in My Yo-Yo String (Spinelli)
Under the Royal Palms (Ada)
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Grade 5 Favorites Item# HRK960900
Crazy For Chocolate (Wishinsky)
The Borrowers (Norton)
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Lewis)

Author Study Item# HRK960901
Smiffy Blue: The Case of the Missing Ruby (Myers)
Somewhere in the Darkness (Myers)
The Greatest: Mohammed Ali (Myers)

Appropriate for Grades 6-7

Thrillers Item# HRK960910
Frankenstein [A Graphic Classic based on the novel by Mary Shelley] (West)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Stevenson)
Eight Tales of Terror (Poe)

Classics Item# HRK960911
Moby Dick [ A Graphic Classic based on the novel by Herman Melville] (West)
Gulliver's Stories (Dolch) [retold from Jonathan Swift]
Around the World in Eighty Days (Verne)
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Grade 6 Favorites Item# HRK960912
Bluish (Hamilton)
Sounder (Armstrong)
Brian's Winter (Paulsen)

Myths Item# HRK960913
Demeter and Persephone (Robbins)
Favorite Greek Myths (Osborne)
The Adventures of Ulysses (Evslin)