Reading Information for Tom Angleberger books

TOM ANGLEBERGER writes wonderful books.

I love the Origami Yoda series. Angleberger's books are just about perfect. Funny and yet sensitive, my boy and I have just howled at the drawings, and had discussions about the attitudes of some of the characters. These books are for upper-elementary aged children on up.

Reading information, Origami Instructions, Vids and more can be found here.

Regular kid Lenny Flem Jr. is the only one standing between his evil-genius best friend
—Casper, a master of disguise and hypnosis—and world domination. It all begins when Casper spends money from his granny on a spectacularly convincing fake mustache, the Heidelberg Handlebar #7. With it he’s able rob banks, amass a vast fortune, and run for president. Is Lenny the only one who can see through his disguise? And will he be able to stop Casper from taking over the world?

Word Count: 28,188
Page Count: 160
Accelerated Reading level: 4.6 / points: 4.0
AR quiz: 152069
Lexile: 710L
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Horton, an upstanding kitchen boy in a castle in nineteenth-century England, becomes embroiled in a mystery surrounding a series of thefts, after M’Lady Luggertuck loosens what has never been loosened before-- her corset. Such a bizarre act sets off a chain of events in which all the strict rules of Smugwick Manor are abandoned and the precious family heirloom, the Luggertuck Lump goes missing. Who's to blame? And how will Horton clear his name?

Word Count: 29,912
Page Count: 240
Accelerated Reading level: 5.8 / points: 5.0
AR quiz: 144410
Lexile: 880L
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updated August 2013

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