Books at Guided Reading Level Z

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Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records 2020

Hardcover (Sept. 3, 2019)

Fully revised and updated, the record-breaking compendium of superlatives is back and bursting with facts, figures and incredible stories – each one selected to inspire you to learn about the fascinating world we live in… and to break records of your own.

In a series of 11 fact-packed chapters, we introduce you to the record-holders who’ve pushed the boundaries of what’s possible. Meet…

• The adventurers who trek, swim, ski, climb and fly to all four corners of the globe …

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Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird

Paperback (March 15, 2002)

Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's The Great American Read

Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred

One of the most cherished stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the …

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Age
12-17
Grade
7-9

S. E. Hinton

The Outsiders

Paperback (April 20, 2006) , Platinum ed. edition
50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides … More
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Age
12-17
Grade
7-9

Ransom Riggs

The Conference of the Birds

Hardcover (Jan. 14, 2020)
The brand-new book in the #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series!With his dying words, H—Jacob Portman’s final connection to his grandfather Abe’s secret life entrusts Jacob with a mission: Deliver newly con­tacted peculiar Noor Pradesh to an operative known only as V. Noor is being hunted. She is the subject of an ancient prophecy, one that foretells a looming apocalypse. Save Noor—Save the future of all peculiardom.With only a few bewildering clues to follow, Jacob must figure out how … More
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Age
10-13
Grade
5-8

Lee J. Ames

Draw 50 Animals: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Elephants, Tigers, Dogs, Fish, Birds, and Many More...

Paperback (May 8, 2012) , Act edition
Draw 50 Animals is a step-by-step, easy-to-use drawing book that will help kids and adults alike develop their technical drawing skills and build a repertoire of animal subjects.Fifty furry, scaly and feathered friends are here for aspiring young artists to learn how to draw, including a lion, a giraffe, a dinosaur, a penguin, a bunny, a shark, and much more. It's easy to bring these animals to life the Draw 50 way.Over the past thirty years, celebrated author Lee J. … More
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Age
12+
Grade
7-9

John Boyne

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Paperback (Oct. 23, 2007) , Reprint edition
“Powerful and unsettling. . . . As memorable an introduction to the subject as The Diary of Anne Frank.” —USA Today Berlin, 1942: When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move to a new house far, far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence stretches as far as the eye … More
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Age
6-10
Grade
1-5

Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall

Ivy and Bean's Treasure Box:

Paperback (Oct. 1, 2008) , Box edition
Books 1-3 from The New York Times bestselling Ivy & Bean series"Introduce independent readers to the award-winning Ivy & Bean series with this boxed set containing the first three books about two spunky second graders." — Seira Wilson, Amazon EditorMeet Ivy and Bean, two friends who never meant to like each other: Ivy and Bean are very different. Bean is loud and wild and goofy. She loves to be involved in games and poke her nose in other people's business. … More
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Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

Roger Price, Leonard Stern

Christmas Fun Mad Libs: Deluxe Stocking Stuffer Edition

Paperback (Oct. 18, 2016) , Deluxe ed. edition
This deluxe edition of Christmas Fun Mad Libs features a festive, full-color interior and bright and shiny red and green foil on the cover. It's the perfect stocking stuffer for kids and adults who can't get enough Christmas fun! More
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Age
12+
Grade
7-9

Suzanne Collins

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Hardcover (May 19, 2020)
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will revisit the world of Panem sixty-four years before the events of The Hunger Games, starting on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games. More
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Lorraine Hansberry, Robert Nemiroff

A Raisin in the Sun

Mass Market Paperback (Nov. 29, 2004) , Reprint, Reissue edition
This groundbreaking play starred Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeill, Ruby Dee and Diana Sands in the Broadway production which opened in 1959. Set on Chicago's South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena, called Mama. When her deceased husband's insurance money comes through, Mama dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in … More
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Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

Chris Colfer

A Tale of Magic...

Hardcover (Oct. 1, 2019)
An IndieBound bestseller A USA Today bestseller A Wallstreet Journal bestseller This #1 New York Times bestseller is a new series starter set in the Land of Stories universe from Chris Colfer, perfect for new and old fans!When Brystal Evergreen stumbles across a secret section of the library, she discovers a book that introduces her to a world beyond her imagination and learns the impossible: She is a fairy capable of magic! But in the oppressive Southern Kingdom, women are … More
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Age
5-10
Grade
3-4

Christina Schul

Awesome Engineering Activities for Kids: 50+ Exciting STEAM Projects to Design and Build

Paperback (May 28, 2019)

Build Excitement for Engineering!

Make engineering for kids fun and inspiring. From toothpick towers and marble runs to egg drops and water rockets, Awesome Engineering Activities for Kids is filled with exciting projects that will challenge and delight kids ages 5-10.

Kids learn how and why things work as they explore amazing projects all by themselves. These engineering for kids activities also help them discover important STEAM connections, showing how engineering relies on science, technology, art, and math.

Awesome Engineering …

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