Multcolib Kids Picks: Reading Up, 7th-8th Grade Reading Level
Annotation:Four sisters, ages 4 to 12, spend the summer with their father (and a very large dog) in a cottage and share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother. First book in this series.
Annotation:Profiling his early years, personal life, and great accomplishments in show business, the story of the famous magician, Harry Houdini, comes to life through a review of his greatest tricks and most amazing feats.
Annotation:For more than thirty years, Leonardo da Vinci was devoted to investigating everything in the natural world. Nothing escaped his interest-how our eyes see, why the sky is blue, what forces build mountains, how light travels, where water comes from, and the inner workings of the human body.
Annotation:Discover the life and work of the renowned nineteenth-century biologist who transformed conventional Western thought with his theory of natural evolution.
Annotation:The adventures of Mibs Beaumont, whose thirteenth birthday has revealed her “savvy”–a magical power unique to each member of the family—just as her father is injured in a terrible accident.
Annotation:Anne, an adventurous young orphan, goes to live on a farm with an elderly brother and sister and makes an indelible impression on everyone around her. Illustrated by Scott McKowen; first book in a series.
Annotation:Charles and his younger sister, Unity, along with their dog consult with the local fairies on how to save their father from a magic amulet that brings power and despair to those who touch it.
Annotation:A red tail hawk and his mate build their nest near the top of a Fifth Avenue apartment building and bird watchers gather hoping to see the chicks in the nest.
Annotation:While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune. Illustrated by John Lawrence.
Annotation:Bored with palace life, Princess Cimorene joins a group of dragons and soon becomes involved in fighting some disreputable wizards. First book in a series.
Annotation:Through journal entries, 11-year-old Millicents tells of her struggles with playing volleyball, making friends, tutoring her enemy, and coping with her grandmother’s departure.
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This list suggests books for children whose reading level is higher than their grade level. For example, if your 4th grader reads at a 7th grade level, this list may have some good suggestions for you. Most of the reading levels were determined using Lexile score and Microsoft Word’s Readability Check. Readability is one consideration when selecting a book. Many factors, such as content, age of the reader, interest, appropriateness of the text and text difficulty affect the suitability of a book for a child reader. While librarians and resource lists provide guidance, you are the best judge of what is appropriate for your child.