Series Name: Walden Lane
Themes: Practical jokes
Halloween is serious business. But Marlon is still too irresponsible to go out on his own, so his big sister has to supervise the night's fun trick-or-treating adventure. Ashley promises to hang back if Marlon and his friend can walk through the graveyard. It is on! But Ashley suddenly disappears and the boys are left to fend for themselves.
Walden Lane is a quintessential small city. And these chapter books describe a typical American family, with busy schedules and the usual problems. The series explores suburban life in a fun way, with topics appropriate for younger readers. These gentle reads are innocent, hopeful, and sometimes funny, with no unsettling surprises or storylines. Each book is 5,000 words (approx.) and 10 chapters.
Grade Level: 4 to 7
Approximate Grade-Level Equivalent for Series: 1.0 to 1.5
Lexile Level: 180L