Series Name: Walden Lane
Themes: Prejudice & jealousy
The eighth graders are going to an amusement park for their class trip. The kids are stoked until the money for the trip is stolen from the school office. Marlon and his crew are furious and disappointed. They decide to take matters into their own hands and find the thief. The kids point fingers, but Marlon learns looks can be deceiving.
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