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Exciting realistic fiction for struggling readers in elementary and middle school

HIP JR novels are written especially for students in Grades 3-7 who are reading at Grade 2 level. These books feature preteen characters in adventurous, sometimes dangerous and often humorous situations.

A comprehensive Teacher’s Guide is available for each novel. The HIP JR LIBRARY PACK contains all 12 titles at a significant discount over the individual prices of the books.

See also HIP QUICKREAD – shorter chapter book-style adaptations of selected HIP JR novels.

INTEREST LEVELS:    Ages 8-12 (Grades 3-7)
READING LEVELS:     1.8-2.4          LEXILE LEVELS:     350-450

“This series will be well worth the investment! There is such a large variety of subject matter that it will be easy to match a reader with a short novel that will capture his or her interest. The stories will appeal both to reluctant readers and other students. Recommended for all school libraries.” (Resource Links)

Author Erin Thomas talks about her writing process.

If your students enjoy the HIP JR SERIES, they might also like the BATS MYSTERY SERIES, the HIP FANTASY SERIES and the HIP TWEEN PACK.

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