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High Lexile Quick Picks

on October 9, 2012

Titles by the following authors and series are frequently scored above 1000 by Lexile.com.

 

JFIC:

Louisa May Alcott (JFIC ALC)

L. Frank Baum (JFIC BAU)

Mollie Hunter

Irene Hunt

Jim Benton

Dick King-Smith (JFIC KIN)

Jeff Kinney

Rudyard Kipling

Robert Lawson

Betty MacDonald

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (JFIC NAY)

Jim Murphy

Gary Paulsen

Lemony Snicket

Zilpha Keatley Snyder (JFIC SNY)

Nancy Springer

JSCFIC:

Susan Cooper

Junior Non-fiction:

Enchantment of the World

Tips for finding high Lexile books for younger readers:

 

  • Search Lexile.com for titles at or near your child’s Lexile level then search the library’s catalog.  If we do not own a title, speak with a library staff member (by phone, email, chat or in person) about requesting the book through interlibrary loan (ILL).
  • Search Lexile.com for NC (non-conforming) titles.  This designation indicates a book with a Lexile score significantly higher than the expected range for the age of the intended audience.
  • Classics often have a high Lexile score.  Classics may be shelved in the Junior, YA and Adult collections.

Examples of classic authors:

  • Mark Twain
  • Charles Dickens
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Jules Verne
  • Louisa May Alcott
  • Jane Austen
  • Rudyard Kipling
  • Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • JRR Tolkien

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