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Optional Book Recommendations to Use with Drawn into the Heart of Reading for LEVEL 7/8

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These optional book packs are for use with Level 6/7/8 of Drawn into the Heart of Reading. In these levels, your child will read the chosen books independently for a total of 15 days for each genre. Each book on the list below has an approximate reading level noting the grade and month next to it.

Use this information to choose the set that best suits your child's reading level. If these books seem too difficult, we also have book packs for Level 5/6 Girl Interest and Level 5/6 Boy Interest and Level 6/7. You may also choose your own books, or off our Sample Book Ideas List.

Please keep in mind, these specific titles are not needed, but each book was very carefully chosen as an excellent reading selection for the noted reading level. Our book sets were created to save you time and to help you find quality books at the right reading level. This is one of the keys to a successful reading experience for your child. You are welcome to use your own book selections if you prefer. Drawn into the Heart of Reading truly works with any books you choose.

GENRE LEVEL 7/8 BOY INTEREST BOOK PACK
Range of Reading Levels: 6.3 - 8.5 (click on book titles below to read more about each book)
LEVEL 7/8 GIRL INTEREST BOOK PACK
Range of Reading Levels: 6.2 - 8.3 (click on book titles below to read more about each book)
Biography Stonewall Jackson
by Charles Ludwig, Reading Level 6.4
Number of days to read: 15 days
The Story of My Life
by Helen Keller, Reading Level: 7.2,
Number of days to read: 15 days
Adventure Salt in His Blood: The Life of Michael De Ruyter
by William R. Rang, Reading Level: 7.4,
Number of days to read: 15 days
The Sword, the Ring, and the Parchment
by Ed Dunlop, Reading Level: 6.8,
Number of days to read: 10 days

Number the Stars
by Lois Lowry, Reading Level:
Not a difficult reading level, but content requires a mature reader
Number of days to read: 5 days
Historical Fiction The Winged Watchman
by Hilda Van Stockum, Reading Level: 6.3,
Number of days to read: 15 days
The Endless Steppe
by Esther Hautzig, Reading Level: 6.4,
Number of days to read: 15 days

Fantasy The Quest for Thunder Mountain
by Ed Dunlop, Reading Level: 7.0,
Number of days: 15 days;
Through the Looking Glass
by Lewis Carroll, Reading Level: 7.8,
Number of days to read: 5 days

The Borrowers
by Mary Norton, Reading Level: 6.5,
Number of days to read: 10 days

Mystery Sparrows in the Scullery
by Barbara Brooks Wallace, Reading Level: 6.4,
Number of days to read: 10 days

Caught in the Act
by Joan Lowery Nixon, Reading Level: 6.3,
Number of days to read: 5 days

Ellanor's Exchange
by Linda Hayner, Reading Level: 7.0,
Number of days to read: 15 days

Folk Tales Sir Knight of the Splendid Way
by W.E. Cule, Reading Level: 8.5,
Number of days to read: 15 days


A Basket of Flowers

by Christoph von Schmid, Reading Level: 7.3,
Number of days to read: 10 days


Knights, Maidens, and Dragons: Six Medieval Tales of Virtue and Valor

by Julia Duin, Reading Level: 7.0,
Number of days to read: 5 days

Nonfiction Candy Bomber
by Michael O. Tunnell, Reading Level: 7.2,
Number of days to read: 8 days

Orphan Train Rider
by Andrea Warren, Reading Level: 6.6,
Number of days to read: 7 days

Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio
by Peg Kehret, Reading Level: 6.2,
Number of days to read: 10 days

The Year of Goodbyes
by Debbie Levy, Reading Level: 6.4,
Number of days to read: 5 days

Humor Stories of Don Quixote Written Anew for Children
by James Baldwin, Reading Level: 8.0,
Number of days to read: 15 days

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
by Kate Douglas Wiggin, Reading Level: 8.3,
Number of days to read: 15 days

Realistic Fiction Winter Holiday
by Arthur Ransome, Reading Level: 8.1,
Number of days to read: 15 days

Blue Willow
by Doris Gates, Reading Level: 6.5,
Number of days to read: 10 days

Star of Light
by Patricia St. John, Reading Level:
Not a difficult reading level,
but content requires a mature reader
Number of days to read: 5 days