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Subject: Need Help and deals would be great
Date Posted: 9/10/2007 8:27 PM ET
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My dd came home from school today and informed me that they aren't going by letter grade for reading level anymore, but the number of pages.  She has informed me that the books that she must read have to be at least 150 pages.  Does anyone have any books on their shelf that are something that a 6th grader might like and are at least 150 pages????????????? Or do you know of any books that might fit this category that I could look for?

Thanks,

Theresa

Date Posted: 9/10/2007 8:31 PM ET
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I don't have this book on my shelf, but if she's a reader she might like "Cheaper by the Dozen" -- the real book, not the mish-mash Steve Martin movie version, which had NOTHING to do with the true story.

I loved that book at her age -- even though it's written for adults, it's very accessible to a young reader.  It's available on PBS and is (I think) 224 pages.

I don't know that there's anything on my shelf that would be suitable, but I'll check.  What kinds of things does she like?

Date Posted: 9/10/2007 9:26 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/10/2007 11:46 PM ET
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I remember lots of great fantasy & scifi I read around that age...and I got madly into The Baby-Sitter's Club, most of which squeak past 150 pages.

The only applicable books on my shelf right now are Bud, not Buddy, and the vast array of Star Trek books, mostly 250+ pages but they move fast.

I discovered Andre Norton in 6th grade; she wrote many great shorter novels of magic and space adventure.  Louis L'amour is a great Westerns author with a lot of shorter books.  Both almost always wrote PG.  Also: The Tripods trilogy by John Christopher, the Oz books by Frank Baum, and the Star Wars Jedi Academy trilogy.  I found most of these at the school or public libraries.