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Underground for 2012

September 14, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Thinking forward to the CSLP Summer Reading theme for 2012: UNDERGROUND. Books that fit this theme.

pink numbers = Horn Book Guide rating / red numbers= Follett grade level / green numbers=Lexile
text level correlation chart
compares several different leveling systems

Recommended by at Least One Source

Underground Picture Books
The Underground Gators by Tina Casey (Dutton, 2009-PS) 3 / 3.3 / x /
Deep Down Underground by Olivier Dunrea (Macmillan, 1989) 2 / 3.6 / x /
Uncle Frank’s Pit by Matthew McElligott (Viking, 1998-K+) 3 / 3.9 / x /

Underground Railroad Picture Books
Barefoot: Escape on the Underground Railroad by Pamela Duncan Edwards (HarperCollins, 1997-K+) 4 / 4.2 / 640 /
Most Loved in all the World by Tonya Hegamin (Houghton Mifflin, 2009-K+) 3 / 2.1 / 530 /
January’s Sparrow by Patricia Polacco (Philomel, 2009-K+) 2 / 4.4 / 760 /

Underground Fiction
Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic, 2003) 2 / 6.0 / 630 /
Z by Michael Thomas Ford (HarperTeen, 2010-YA) 3 / x / 640 /
Tunnels and sequels by Roderick Gordon (Scholastic, 2011) 4 / 6.9 / 990 /
Memento Nora by Angie Smibert (Cavendish, 2011-YA) x / x / x
Going Underground by Susan Vaught (Bloomsbury, 2011-YA) x / x/ x /
Nightshade City by Hilary Wagner (Holiday House, 2010 – Grade 5+) 3 / 6.2 / 800 /

Underground Railroad Fiction
Eliza’s Freedom Road by Jerdine Nolen (Simon & Schuster, 2011) x / 4.3 / 670 /

Subways – Nonfiction
Beneath the Streets of Boston: Building America’s First Subway by Joe McKendry (David R. Godine, 2005 – Age 8+) 2 / 8.9 /
A Subway for New York by David Weitzman (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005 – Age 7+) 2 / 7.2 /

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Available in the Service Center Collections

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Not Necessarily Recommended, But In-Print

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Last updated September 14, 2010

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