Series Name: Walden Lane
Themes: Overactive imagination
The new neighbors are instantly suspicious because they come and go at odd hours. Stranger still are the weird noises and bright lights coming from their backyard in the middle of the night. What's going on? Marlon and his buddies set out to investigate and end up in a heap of trouble when they walk through the unlocked front door.
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: HL170L