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Books at Guided Reading Level U

  • The Dangerous Book for Boys

    Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden

    Hardcover (William Morrow, April 24, 2012)
    The bestselling book—more than 1.5 million copies sold—for every boy from eight to eighty, covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses, learning how to fish, finding true north, and even answering the age old question of what the big deal with girls is—now a Prime Original Series created by Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and Greg Mottola (Superbad).In this digital age, there is still a place for knots, skimming stones and stories of incredible courage. This book recaptures Sunday afternoons, stimulates curiosity, and makes for great father-son activities. The brothers Conn and Hal have put together a wonderful collection of all things that make being young or young at heart fun—building go-carts and electromagnets, identifying insects and spiders, and flying the world's best paper airplanes.Skills covered include: The Greatest Paper Airplane in the WorldThe Seven Wonders of the Ancient WorldThe Five Knots Every Boy Should KnowStickballSlingshotsFossilsBuilding a Treehouse*Making a Bow and ArrowFishing (revised with US Fish)Timers and TripwiresBaseball's "Most Valuable Players"Famous Battles-Including Lexington and Concord, The Alamo, and Gettysburg Spies-Codes and CiphersMaking a Go-CartNavajo Code Talkers' DictionaryGirlsCloud FormationsThe States of the U.S. Mountains of the U.S.NavigationThe Declaration of Independence Skimming StonesMaking a PeriscopeThe Ten CommandmentsCommon US TreesTimeline of American History
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  • Warriors Box Set: Volumes 1 to 6: The Complete First Series

    Erin Hunter

    Paperback (HarperCollins, March 17, 2015)
    Epic adventures. Fierce warrior cats. A thrilling fantasy world. It all begins here.Read the books that began a phenomenon—and join the legion of fans who have made Erin Hunter’s Warriors series a #1 national bestseller. This box set includes all six books in the first Warriors arc, and is perfect for the collections of longtime Erin Hunter fans and readers new to the Warriors world.For generations, four Clans of wild cats have shared the forest according to the laws laid down by their ancestors. But now ThunderClan is in grave danger. Rival ShadowClan is growing stronger, a traitor may be hiding in their midst, and rising tensions threaten every cat in the forest.In the dark days ahead, ThunderClan’s fate will rest in the paws of an unexpected hero: an ordinary house cat named Rusty…who may yet turn out to be the bravest warrior of them all.
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  • Human Body!

    DK, Smithsonian Institution

    Hardcover (DK Children, Aug. 1, 2017)
    The ultimate kids' guide to the human body, with computer-generated 3-D imagery that shows them the body as they've never seen it before, from the award-winning publisher of Knowledge Encyclopedia.This visual encyclopedia includes astonishing, all-new 3-D artworks, offering a fascinating view of every part of the body from the skull to the heart and lungs to the joints and muscles, taking kids from head to toe. Supporting STEM education initiatives, all the body systems and structures are made easy to understand. Both the anatomy—how the body looks—and the physiology—how the body works—are visualized and explained with clear, engaging text, and the astonishing facts and figures revealed will keep young readers hooked on Human Body!With its bold visual approach, Human Body! is the perfect family reference on this subject.
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  • Warriors: Omen of the Stars Box Set: Volumes 1 to 6

    Erin Hunter, Owen Richardson

    Paperback (HarperCollins, Nov. 3, 2015)
    Erin Hunter’s #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series continues in Warriors: Omen of the Stars!This box set includes all six books in the fourth Warriors series, and is perfect for the collections of longtime Erin Hunter fans and readers new to the Warriors world. It has been foretold that Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Dovepaw will hold the power of the stars in their paws. But dark shadows that have long preyed on the Clans are gaining strength, and as a catastrophic battle with the Dark Forest draws near, another, more ominous prophecy comes to light—and reveals that a fourth cat must join them in order to save the Clans.
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  • Warriors: The New Prophecy Box Set: Volumes 1 to 6: The Complete Second Series

    Erin Hunter

    Paperback (HarperCollins, March 17, 2015)
    Erin Hunter’s #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series continues in Warriors: The New Prophecy!This box set includes all six books in the second Warriors series, and is perfect for the collections of longtime Erin Hunter fans and readers new to the Warriors world. The wild cat Clans have lived in peace and harmony for many moons, but now strange messages from their warrior ancestors speak of a terrifying new prophecy and a mysterious danger.Six cats, including young Brambleclaw of ThunderClan, must embark on an unprecedented journey, with the fate of the entire forest in their paws. The strength and courage of the greatest warriors will be put to the test as the prophecy unfolds—and the quest to save the Clans begins.
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  • Descendants: Mal's Spell Book

    Disney Book Group, Disney Storybook Art Team

    Hardcover (Disney Press, July 14, 2015)
    For fans of Descendants, this spell book, which formerly belonged to Maleficent before she passed it on to Mal, is full of comments, notes, and inside jokes between Mal and the other villains' kids. Laugh and cry along with Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos as they find their way in the world of Auradon Prep.
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  • Merriam-Webster's Student Atlas

    Merriam-Webster

    Paperback (Merriam-Webster, Inc., June 17, 2019)
    New Edition! 2020 Copyright! A colorful, engaging world atlas for students in grades 5-8. Updated to reflect recent global events. It can be a wonderful tool to help with homeschooling and remote learning. Abundant full-color maps, photographs, and easy-to-use charts and graphs. Features up-to-date statistics and global information. Thematic maps cover diverse topics such as continental drift, ocean floor, climate, natural resources, and population density. Special Map Skills section introduces key geographical concepts. Ideal for home or classroom.
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  • Would You Rather Game Book: For kids 6-12 Years old: Jokes and Silly Scenarios for Children

    Charlie Wright

    Paperback (Independently published, March 7, 2019)
    Looking for a fun-filled activity book for kids, teens and adults?Then keep reading!Everybody loves children's "Would You Rather" questions because they appeal to their sense of adventure and are silly. Play together with kids in a very funny way. Watching them trying to find the solution will be hilarious! The only rule that cannot be broken is that of having fun!This Game Book is great for:• Travel games• Car trip rides• Sleepovers• Party games• Starting memorable conversations with your kids• Screen-free time for all the family• Great for all ages (6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old kids and even teens!)Scroll up and click the "add to cart" button to buy Now one of the best selling books at Amazon!
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  • North! Or Be Eaten

    Andrew Peterson

    Hardcover (WaterBrook, March 10, 2020)
    ECPA BESTSELLER • Now in hardcover for the first time, featuring all-new illustrations! First they found themselves On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness. Now they must make their way North! Or Be Eaten . . .Janner, Tink, and Leeli Igiby thought they were normal children with normal lives and a normal past. But now they know they're really the Lost Jewels of Anniera, heirs to a legendary kingdom across the sea, and suddenly everyone wants to kill them.In order to survive, the Igibys must flee to the safety of the Ice Prairies, where the lizardlike Fangs of Dang cannot follow. First, however, they have to escape the monsters of Glipwood Forest, the thieving Stranders of the East Ben, and the dreaded Fork Factory.But even more dangerous are the jealousies and bitterness that threaten to tear them apart. Janner and his siblings must learn the hard way that the love of a family is more important than anything else.Full of characters rich in heart, smarts, and courage, North! Or Be Eaten is a tale children of all ages will cherish, families can read aloud, and readers' groups are sure to enjoy discussing for its many layers of meaning. Extra features include new interior illustrations from Joe Sutphin, funny footnotes, a map of the fantastical world, inventive appendices, and fanciful line art in the tradition of the original Frank L. Baum Wizard of Oz storybooks.
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  • Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book

    Johanna Basford

    Paperback (Laurence King Publishing, March 26, 2013)
    Good news for all SECRET GARDEN fans! All editions of SECRET GARDEN now feature thicker and heavier paper stock, fighting bleed through from ink pens.Experience the phenomenon that has sold 11 million copies worldwide and launched the coloring craze for adults.This beautiful and interactive coloring book features delicate and highly detailed pen and ink illustrations—all waiting to be brought to life with color. As added entertainment, tiny garden creatures are hidden on the pages, waiting to be found, and a key and index are included in the back. The book's cover and jacket are also colorable.Appealing to all ages, SECRET GARDEN is the original and first book by Johanna Basford.
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  • The Wishing Spell

    Chris Colfer, Brandon Dorman

    Paperback (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, July 2, 2013)
    The first book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories about two siblings who fall into a fairy-tale world! Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales. The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with fairy tale characters they grew up reading about. But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.
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  • The Burning Maze

    Rick Riordan

    Paperback (Disney-Hyperion, Sept. 24, 2019)
    The formerly glorious god Apollo, cast down to earth in punishment by Zeus, is now an awkward mortal teenager named Lester Papadopoulos. In order to regain his place on Mount Olympus, Lester must restore five Oracles that have gone dark. But he has to achieve this impossible task without having any godly powers and while being duty-bound to a confounding young daughter of Demeter named Meg. Thanks a lot, Dad.With the help of some demigod friends, Lester managed to survive his first two trials, one at Camp Half-Blood, and one in Indianapolis, where Meg received the Dark Prophecy. The words she uttered while seated on the Throne of Memory revealed that an evil triumvirate of Roman emperors plans to attack Camp Jupiter. While Leo flies ahead on Festus to warn the Roman camp, Lester and Meg must go through the Labyrinth to find the third emperor--and an Oracle who speaks in word puzzles--somewhere in the American Southwest. There is one glimmer of hope in the gloom-filled prophecy: The cloven guide alone the way does know. They will have a satyr companion, and Meg knows just who to call upon. . . .
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