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1000+ Lexile books in Tween Fiction: Historical Fiction

on May 27, 2014

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Sweetgrass Basket by Marlene Carvell (1000)

Sweetgrass basket

Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1000)

Understood Betsy

One-Eyed Cat by Paula Fox (1000)

One-eyed cat : a novel

Across the Lines by Carolyn Reeder (1000)

Across the lines

Little Cricket by Jackie Brown (1010)

Little Cricket

Victory by Susan Cooper (1010)


The White Stag by Kate Seredy (1020)

Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Gray Vining (1030)

Adam of the road

Bigger by Patricia Calvert (1040)


Call Me Francis Tucket by Gary Paulsen (1050)

Call me Francis Tucket

Gib Rides Home by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (1060)

Gib rides home

The Cookcamp by Gary Paulsen (1070)

The cookcamp

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (1080)

The boy in the striped pajamas : a fable

Atticus of Rome: Rome 30 BC by Barry Deneberg (1100)

Atticus of Rome : 30 B.C.

Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt (1100)

Across five Aprils
The Blind Colt by Glen Rounds (1130 NC)

The blind colt
The Dark Frigate  by Charles Boardman Hawes  (1230)

The dark frigate

Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman (1240)

The midwife's apprentice

Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott (1260)

The Bears of the Blue River by Charles Major (1260)

The bears of Blue River

An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott (1290)

An old-fashioned girl

Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Alcott  (1360)

Rose in bloom

Alida’s Song by Gary Paulsen (1460 NC)

Alida's song

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