Reading List for
Lexile 1000+
-THE CLASSICSILL: Interlibrary Loan: as long as the book is 1 year-old, you can ask to have it transferred from another library to
Mission or Orange County. It’s free majority of the time and will take 1-3 weeks.
OC: This means it is available at an OC Public Library Branch. On the catalog, you can place a hold so that
is transferred to the nearest branch. It cost 25c per book and will take ~3 weekdays.
*Less than 200pgs. **More than 350pgs.
DO NOT USE ANTHOLOGIES OR ABRIDGED VERSIONS UNLESS STATED
Title
Author
Lex.
Animal Farm
Anne of Green Gables (Series)
Anne of Avonlea
Anne of the Island
Anne of Windy Poplars
Anne’s House of Dreams
Anne of Ingleside
Rainbow Valley
Rilla of Ingleside
2001: A Space Odyssey (Series)
2010: Odyssey Two
2061: Odyssey Three
3001: The Final Odyssey
The Deep Range
Adventures of Robin Hood
King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg
@ Mission & OC it’s part of a 3-in-1 book
The Prince and the Pauper
George Orwell
L.M. Montgomery
Mark Twain
1170
990
1020
910
940
930
940
980
1030
1060
990
1070
1100
1100
1110
1130
1030
990
950
1030*
Mark Twain
1160
Mark Twain
Mark Twain
Arthur Conan Doyle
George Elliot
Robert Penn Warren
Leo Tolstoy
Jules Verne
Sinclair Lewis
Ayn Rand
James Weldon Johnson
Stephen R. Lawhead
Dick King-Smith
William March
Laurie R. King
1130*
1080
1080
1260**
1130**
1080**
1070
1160**
1070**
1100*
1150**
1040*
1100
1100**
Arthur Clarke
Roger Lancelyn Green
Jules Verne
Mark Twain
Mission? dP?
Y
Y
(ALL)
N
Y
(1&2
only)
Y
(ALL)
N
N
OC
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
OC
OC
Y
OC
Y
N
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
Y
Y
N
Y
At Mission get the one with ISBN 9780867130638 or
9780451528353
At Orange County get any edition that is more than 200pgs and is
NOT abridged.
Pudd’nhead Wilson
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Adam Bede
All the Kings Men
Anna Karenina
Around the World in Eighty Days
Arrowsmith
Atlas Shrugged
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
Avalon: the Return of King Arthur
Babe, the Gallant Pig
The Bad Seed: a Novel
The Beekeepers Apprentice (#1) (Mary Russle &
Sherlock Holmes Series)
The Game (#7)
1190
There are 14 books in the series (Google it), but there is only
a Lexile for 1 & 7 The rest are most likely in the same range.
The Bell Jar
Black Beauty
Sylvia Plath
Ana Sewell
1140
1010
Bob Fulton’s Terrific Time Machine
978-0553150834
Calico Bush
The Call of the Wild
Captain Courageous
Catch-22
A Christmas Carol
The Crucible: a Play in Four Acts
The Day of the Jackal
The Death of Ivan Ilych
Doctor Zhivago
Don Quixote
Dove And Sword: a novel of Joan of Arc
Dracula
Forrest Gump
Frankenstein
Go Tell it on the Mountain
Gone With the Wind
The Good Earth
Great Expectations
The Great Gatsby
The Great Train Robbery
Gulliver’s Travels
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Series)
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Life, the Universe and Everything
So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish
Mostly Harmless
The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy
One Last Time
The Silmarillion
If you’ve read Lord of the Rings. LOTR is sub 1000L
The Hounds of Baskervilles
DO NOT GET THE “SIMPLIFIED EDITION”
A House Divided
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Ivanhoe
The Inheritance
Little Women (Series)
Little Men
Jo’s Boys
Eight Cousins (Series)
Rose in Bloom
An Old Fashioned Girl
John Treegate’s Musket
King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table
Lad, a Dog
...the Bad Puppy
…Lad is Lost
…Lad to the Rescue
Lady of Avalon
The Lantern Bearers
The Last of the Mohicans
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
A Little House Reader
Love in the time of Cholera
Jr. Beatty Jerome
1260*
Buy
N
Rachel Field
Jack London
Rudyard Kipling
Joseph Heller
Charles Dickens
Arthur Miller
Fredrick Forsyth
Leo Tolstoy
Boris Paternak
Miguel de Cervantes
Nancy Garden
Bram Stoker
Winston Groom
Mary Shelley
James Baldwin
Margaret Mitchell
Pearl S. Buck
Charles Dickens
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Michael Crichton
Jonathan Swift
Douglas Adams
1060
1120*
1020*
1140*
1080*
1320*
1100
1080*
1010**
1410**
1140
990
1210
1170*
1030
1100**
1530
1200**
1060*
1060
1330
1000
970
1080
1050
970
1120
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
OC
Y
Y
Y
OC
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
all
J.R.R. Token
1150**
Y
Y
Arthur Conan Doyle
1090
Y
N
Pearl S. Buck
Victor Hugo
Diane Wilson
Scott O’Dell
Sir Walter Scott
Louisa May Alcott
1380
1340**
1010
1000
1410**
1240*
1300
1260
1210
1260
1360
1290
1120*
1130
1080
n/a
n/a
n/a
1100**
1210
1350**
1460
1250
1440
OC
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
ILL//Buy
Y
OC
Y
OC
OC
Y
OC
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
Y
N
N
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Leonard Wibberley
Roger Lancelyn Green
Albert Terhune
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Rosemary Sutcliff
James Fennimore Cooper
Washington Irving
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Mansfield Park
Pride and Prejudice
ONLY GET THE ONE FROM ADULT FICTION
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
Jane Austen
1180**
1100
Y
Y
N
N
Howard Pyle
1260
Y
N
The Metamorphosis
Franz Kafka
1320
N
Mutiny of the Bounty
The Once and Future King
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Pegasus
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
DON’T GET THE “ILLUSTRATED CLASSICS” EDITION
Robinson Crusoe
Charles Nordoff
T.H. White
Ken Kesey
Robin McKinley
Kate Wiggin
1080**
1080**
1110
1070*
1190
Ebook
OC: Print
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Daniel Defoe
1320**
Y
Y
Emmuska Orczy
1140
OC
N
Nathaniel Hawthorne
1420
Y
N
Robert Louis Stevenson
Thomas Keneally
Jane Austen
John Knowles
Harman Hesse
Howard Pyle
Arthur Conan Doyle
Johann Wyss
1040
1150
1180**
1110
1010
1430
1070
1260**
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
OC
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
T.H. White
Rosemary Sutcliff
Charles Dickens
1120
1240
1130
OC
OC
Y
N
N
N
Edgar Rice Burroughs
1270
Y
N
H.G. Wells
1070
Y
N
Gerald Hausman
Robert Louis Stevenson
1030*
1100
Y
Y
N
Y?
William Pene DuBois
Harriet Beecher Stowe
William Thackeray
Oliver Goldsmith
Leo Tolstoy
Michael Marpurgo
H.G. Wells
1070
1050**
1270**
1290
1200**
1090
1170*
Y
Y
OC
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
Charles Kingsley
1070
OC
N
Kenneth Grahame
1140
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Y
At Mission ISBN 9780375757327
At Orange County 9780375757327 or 9780451530776
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Mission does have a copy but it looks like it’s abridged
***
The Scarlet Letter
Any unabridged edition OK (approx. 250pgs).
Don’t use graphic novel yet.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Schindler’s List
Sense and Sensibility
A Separate Peace
Siddhartha
The Story of King Author and his Knights
A Study in Scarlet
The Swiss Family Robinson
All copies at Mission are abridged. Only get at
Orange County w/ ISBN 9780141325309
The Sword in the Stone
Sword Song
A Tale of Two Cities
Make sure it’s unabridged
Tarzan of the Apes
No Disney. Use the Maroon Rectangle.
The Time Machine
Safest option ISBN 9780141439976
Tom Cringle
Treasure Island
At Mission use ISBN 9780439404426
At Orange County 9780451530974
The Twenty-One Balloons
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Vanity Fair
The Vicar of Wakefield
War and Peace
War Horse
The War of Worlds
Don’t get the “Classic Starts” or the “Illustrated
Classics” Edition
The Water Babies
OK to get abridged version
The Wind in the Willows
At Mission get ISBN 9781402782831
At Orange County any edition is OK except for “Classic
Starts”, “Illustrated Classics” and Graphic Novels
The Willows in the Winter
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
At Mission get ISBN 9780060293239
At Orange County get ISBN 9780060293239 or 9781593082215
William Horwood
L. Frank Baum
1360
1000
OC
Y
N
Y
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