BJ Booklinks

Reading supplementary novels as an integral part of the reading program allows for broader reading opportunities and greater skill development. Select one or more books listed in the front of each Reading teacher’s edition. Or for further flexibility, select from the titles listed in the chart below. The books in this chart have been generally arranged according to the ease of readability. See more information on Lexile Measurements.

Each BJ Booklink includes a pocket folder with lesson plans and reproducible work pages for developing literature and comprehension skills. It also includes directions for enrichment activities, linking the novels to content areas (science, Heritage Studies, math) and life skills (cooking, music, crafts). A copy of the novel is needed for each student.

 

Flesch-Kincaid Grade Range Item # Title Lexile Measurement Description Page Count Illustrations Genre
1.7–2.5 088377
233999
231464
Once in Blueberry Dell
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550 The moles of Blueberry Dell try to outdo each other in preparing for the visit of the High Prince. 32 14 color fanciful fiction
0.9–1.9 239038
231654
228825
Buttercup Hill
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340 Hopkin Fleet and his mother bring some sunshine to Mrs. Flop and Droopy. 48 15 color fiction
2.4–3.2 229203
244673
228809
Looking for Home
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450 Humor and sympathy cross the generations in this story of two homesick children and their new neighbor. 84 20 black-and-white family fiction
2.5–3.5 043182
118240
115444
The Treasure of Pelican Cove
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410 While everyone is scrambling for hidden treasure, Jimmy’s dog disappears. 112 8 black-and-white mystery
1.2–1.9 057596
118257
115410
Pulling Together
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450 Matthew takes a risk and makes a sacrifice in hopes that his family can keep their beloved horses. 144 40 black-and-white historical fiction
2.6–3.7 037358
188524
188508
On Yonder Mountain
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460 Sarah joins her brothers in the one-room schoolhouse and discovers what true friendship means. 128 24 black-and-white historical fiction
2.3–3.2 199505
256115
228817
Tommy’s Clubhouse
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770 Tommy and his friends start a club that does good deeds in his neighborhood. 96 12 black-and-white family fiction
2.7–4.0 028316
120592
120584
Jenny Wren
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600 A homeless girl longs for someone she can trust. 144 14 black-and-white family fiction
3.1–3.9 021782
120634
120626
These Are My People
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670 Gladys is convinced that God wants her to work as a missionary in China. 152 15 black-and-white, 1 map biography
4.0–5.0 107797
121004
120998
The Case of the Dognapped Cat
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540 Dogs have been mysteriously disappearing from Mark’s small town, so the Crimebusters team gets right to work. 154 8 black-and-white mystery
3.1–3.5 023523
121020
121012
Medallion
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610 Prince Trave vows to prove himself by winning the gold medallion. 222 21 black-and-white,1 map fantasy
3.5–4.2 106138
124412
124404
Arby Jenkins, Mighty Mustang
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670 Arby’s troubles at summer camp begin when he is separated from his best friend and has to share a bunkhouse with Stuart, the kid who calls him “Four-Eyes.” 142 7 black-and-white family fiction
3.8–4.7 106484
121939
121921
Trouble at Silver Pines Inn
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620 Treasure is what’s on Nick’s mind when he gets to Silver Pines Inn, but all he finds is trouble. 156 8 black-and-white mystery
5.2–5.7 072108
120618
120600
Mountain Born
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870 Peter learns to care for the lamb that becomes his special pet (Newbery Honor book) 112 28 black-and-white historical fiction
5.4–6.1 042887
121913
121905
The Secret of the Golden Cowrie
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760 A beautiful shell and a puzzling secret turn into adventure for Connie. 200 6 black-and-white, 1 map mystery
5.3–6.1 031229
124479
124461
A Father’s Promise
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730 Being a Jew in German-occupied Poland during World War II teaches Rudi to trust his earthly father as well as his heavenly Father. 268 10 black-and-white, 13 photos, 1 map historical fiction
4.4–4.9 044404
118265
115477
Carolina’s Courage
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940 Carolina Putnam is a little girl, but she finds out what it means to have the spirit of a true pioneer. 142 30 black-and-white historical fiction
3.7–4.4 209486
256958
256933
The Lost Prince of Samavia
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900 When Marco’s father sends him and his friend, the Rat, on a secret mission for the country of Samavia, their adventure takes them farther than they ever dreamed. 350 not illustrated classic fiction
4.3–5.3 192401
256941
256925
Children of the Storm
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910 Natasha Vins’s autobiography reveals the struggles and triumphs of her faith in God amidst persecution and hardships in the Soviet Union. 150 37 photos,
1 map
autobiography

Lexile typical text measures by grade
Grade 1—230L to 415L
Grade 2—450L to 565L
Grade 3—600L to 725L
Grade 4—645L to 780L
Grade 5—730L to 845L
Grade 6—860L to 920L
Grade 7—880L to 960L
Grade 8—900L to 1010L


  
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