by Lois Lowry
Recommended reading age: 10-18 years
Lexile measure: 760L
The Giver is an engaging and meaningful novel within the young adult fiction genre by American writer Lois Lowry. It follows the young boy Jonas as he grows up in a superficially perfect but actually repressive society. As Jonas begins to push the boundaries of this society and discover the dangerous freedom of the real world for himself, readers are presented with a fascinating discussion of blissful ignorance versus painful truth.
Below are the reasons why we recommended it and some post-reading questions and activities.
A Bear Called Paddington
by Michael Bond
Recommended reading age: 6-10 years
Lexile measure: 750L
The Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank
Recommended reading age: 12 years and up
Lexile measure: 950L
Frog and Toad are Friends
by Arnold Lobel
Recommended reading ages: 4-8 years
Lexile measure: 400L
The Number Devil
A mathematical adventure
by Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Recommended reading age: 10-13 years
Lexile measure: 580
Hercule Poirot Mysteries
by Agatha Christie
Recommended reading age: 12-14 years
Lexile measure: 650L ~ 800L
The Remarkable Journeys of Jason and Gareth
by Lloyd Alexander
Recommended reading age: 8-12 years
Lexile measure: 660L
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