Books at Guided Reading Level Y

Y
Age
12+
Grade
7-9

Lois Lowry

The Giver

Paperback (July 1, 1993) , Reprint, Media Tie In edition

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Lois Lowry has written three companion novels to …

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Y
Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2020

Paperback (May 7, 2019)
It's the 10th anniversary of the world's best-selling almanac for kids! This year the Almanac features all-new content, interviews with explorers in each chapter, a special look at what was going on in the world when the first National Geographic Kids Almanac came out 10 years ago, plus the results of the 2019 Almanac Challenge and a new Challenge for kids who want to get involved with helping our planet.

Kids can have fun keeping up with our quickly changing … More
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Dr. Seuss

You're Only Old Once!: A Book for Obsolete Children

Hardcover (March 24, 1986) , 1st edition
Join in on the fun (and funny) journey of getting older with this hilarious Dr. Seuss picture book—it’s just what the doctor ordered for old souls, kids at heart, and absolutely anyone dreading their annual checkup.

You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in!

The Doctor is in! Readers will laugh along with the parade of medical madness as an elderly patient is poked, prodded and ogled during his stay at the “Golden Years Clinic on Century … More
Y
Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

DK

Timelines of Everything

Hardcover (Oct. 30, 2018)
Explore an illustrated history of the world through timelines for kids. From dinosaurs and Vikings to the history of robots and espionage, discover incredible world history in this lavish collection of timelines.

Jam-packed with surprising facts and amazing details, such as the most bloodthirsty pirate of all time and the first crime to be solved by studying fingerprints, Timelines of Everything will take you on a whirlwind journey through an illustrated history of time, from the Big Bang to the … More
Y
Age
10-14
Grade
5-9

Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum

Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks

Hardcover (Oct. 8, 2019)
A National Book Award Finalist!
A School Library Journal Best Middle Grade Book of 2019!
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019!

From National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a novel told in ten blocks, showing all the different directions a walk home can take.

This story was going to begin like all the best stories. With a school bus falling from the sky. But no one saw it happen. They were all … More
Y
Age
10-13
Grade
5-8

Anne Frank, B.M. Mooyaart, Eleanor Roosevelt

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Mass Market Paperback (June 1, 1993) , Reissue edition
Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.

In 1942, with the Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, the Franks and another family lived … More
Y

Jack London

The Call of the Wild

Text-to-Speech
Y
Age
12+
Grade
7-9

Scott Cawthon, Kira Breed-Wrisley, Claudia Schröder

The Silver Eyes

Paperback (Dec. 26, 2019)
Don't miss the first-ever graphic novel for Five Nights at Freddy's, an adaptation of the #1 New York Times bestselling novel The Silver Eyes illustrated by fan-favorite game artist Claudia Schröder!

Ten years after the horrific murders at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza that ripped their town apart, Charlie -- whose father owned the restaurant -- and her childhood friends reunite on the anniversary of the tragedy and find themselves at the old pizza place which had been locked up and …

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Jack London

White Fang

eBook (Oct. 10, 2017)

Wronged by human and beast alike, White Fang has endured through brazen ferocity. An enemy of his kind, he is sold to a dogfighter who pits him against other canines to the death—until a Yukon gold hunter comes to his rescue and provides an opportunity for a new life. As the wolf in White Fang sleeps, kindness and compassion allow him to understand what it means to be in the confidence of man.

Considered both a companion and mirror to …

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Y
Age
9-12
Grade
4-7

Alan Gratz

Refugee

Hardcover (July 25, 2017)
A New York Times bestseller!

JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . .

ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America . . .

MAHMOUD is a Syrian boy in 2015. With … More
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Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl

eBook (Aug. 7, 2009)
Twelve-year-old Artemis is a millionaire, a genius-and above all, a criminal mastermind. But Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of the bedtime stories-they're dangerous! More
Y
Age
12+
Grade
7+

Jack London

The Call of the Wild

Paperback (July 1, 1990) , 1 edition

Jack London's novels and ruggedly individual life seemed to embody American hopes, frustrations, and romantic longings in the turbulent first years of the twentieth century, years infused with the wonder and excitement of great technological and historic change. The author's restless spirit, taste for a life of excitement, and probing mind led him on a series of hard-edged adventures from the Klondike to the South Seas. Out of these sometimes harrowing experiences — and his fascination with the theories of …

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