Exciting realistic fiction for struggling readers in elementary and middle school
HIP JR novels are written especially for struggling and reluctant readers in Grades 3-7, but are enjoyed by readers at all levels. These high interest-low vocabulary books feature preteen characters in adventurous, sometimes dangerous and often humorous situations. Ideal for independent reading, reading instruction and intervention or literature circle discussions.
See also HIP QUICKREAD – shorter, easier chapter book-style adaptations of selected HIP JR novels. The HIP TWEEN PACK is a specially curated collection of novels for elementary and middle school readers.
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)