Leslie Brown Media Coordinator
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Jungle of Bones by Ben Mikaelsen

Interest Level: 3-6  Reading Level: 5.3  Lexile: 770


   Notes: When Dylan is caught in a stolen car, he is sent to his ex-Marine uncle for the summer. Soon they find themselves on the way to Papua, New Guinea in search of a World War II fighter plane that’s been lost for years. Dylan discovers that defiance is not a survival skill when you’re lost in a jungle.

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Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks

Interest Level: 3-6  Reading Level: 4.8  Lexile: 780


    Notes: An imaginary friend waits a long time to be imagined by a child and given a special name, and finally does the unimaginable – he sets out on a quest to find his perfect match in the real world.

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Diary of a Minecraft Zombie by Herobrine Publishing

Interest Level: 3-6  Reading Level: 4.1 Lexile: 590


Notes: Take a peak at what is really going on between the hollow eyes and dead expression. A twelve-year-old Minecraft zombie shares what his life is really like. You’ll be surprised how much you relate to him.

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Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library by Julie Gassman

Interest Level: K-3  Reading Level: 2.5 Lexile: 560


   Notes: A child brings a dragon to the library and learns a valuable lesson – libraries and dragons do not mix!

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Honestly,Red Riding Hood was Rotten!: the story of Little Red Riding Hood as told by the wolf by Trisha Speed Shaskan

Interest Level: K-3  Reading Level: 1.7  Lexile: 220


    Notes: The Big Bad Wolf, who claims to be a vegetarian, tells his side of the story of Little Red Riding Hood and her granny.


Clear Lake OBOB meeting dates:

January 18th 3:00-3:30 Mock Battles

January 25th 3:00-3:30 Mock Battles

February 8th 3:00-3:45 Official Battles

February 15th 3:00-3:45 Official Battles

Regional and State Competition Dates:

Regional at North Eugene High School March 18, 2017

State Competition at Chemeketa Community College April 8, 2017

            Lexiles are educational tools that support student reading by using the same scale to measure both text difficulty and reading ability.  Through this combined approach, the Lexile Framework for Reading matches students to an appropriate level of text difficulty, which can encourage reading in the classroom, at the library, and at home.          

                                Oregon Department of Education


Lexiles at home:  You can visit  www.lexile.com and type in the books you have in your own libraries at home to see if they are in the right range for your readers.  Not every book ever written has been given a lexile level but a great deal have them.  You can also go to this website and select “Find a Book” under the tools tab and enter your child’s lexile range. From there you have a choice of 28 different subjects you can choose a combination of to get a list of books that are of perfect range and interest for your child.


Lexiles at the Clear Lake Library:  Adding lexile levels to the books and their records has been an ongoing process here at ClearLake.  Many of the books at this time have a lexile number on them and have been color coded to help elementary students find books that are right for them.  Focusing on colors rather than a number range is much easier for younger students. All new books as they are entered into the system are being lexiled at that time.


Lexiles at book sellers:  Many retail book sellers offer easy look-up tools so that when you are looking for books to purchase you can readily find out what books are in your child’s lexile range.  As an example, Barnes and Noble uses a program called Lexile Reading Level Wizard so that when you are searching items you can see the lexile level of items you are interested in.


Lexiles at the Eugene Public Libraries:  Our local public libraries subscribe to Novelist which links you from their online card catalog to lexile information and then right back to the their records again.  By using this online tool you can check to see if an item is right for your child’s reading ability.

3rd-5th Grade Division Selections:

Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea Lexile: 510

Escaping the Giant Wave by Peg Kehret Lexile: 750

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling Lexile: 880

Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schulz

Joshua Dread by Lee Bacon Lexile: 700

Knucklehead by Jon Scieszka Lexile: 750

Matilda by Roald Dahl Lexile: 840

Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller by Sarah Miller Lexile: 890

Quinny and Hopper by Adriana Brad Schanen Lexile: 660

Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary Lexile: 860

Rescue on the Oegon Trail by Kate Messner Lexile: 690

Skateboard Party by Karen English Lexile: 740

Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret Lexile: 890

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd Lexile: 680

Upside-Down Magic By Sarah Mlynowski Lexile: 500

Woof By Spencer Quinn Lexile: 650