MIDDLE SCHOOL reading levels

This series from James Patterson features illustrations. Sample pages are available for both books.

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by James Patterson & Chris Tebbetts
Illustrated by Laura Park

 3.95 avg rating — 7,381 ratings

It's Rafe Khatchadorian's first day at Hills Village Middle School, and it's shaping up to be the worst year ever. He has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix, but luckily he's got an ace plan for the best year ever--if only he can pull it off. With his best friend Leonardo the Silent awarding him points, Rafe tries to break every rule in his school's oppressive Code of Conduct. Chewing gum in class--5,000 points! Running in the hallway--10,000 points! Pulling the fire alarm--50,000 points!

100 illustrations brings Rafe's crazy plan to life.

Word Count: 30,992
Page Count: 288
Accelerated Reading level: 4.5 / points: 4.0
AR quiz: 144983
Lexile: 700L
--read the first 20 Chapters

bookcover of MIDDLE SCHOOL: GET ME OUT OF HERE!Middle School, Get Me Out Of Here
by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts
Illustrated by Laura Park

4.17 avg rating — 2,771 ratings

After sixth grade, the very worst year of his life, Rafe Khatchadorian thinks he has it made. He's been accepted to art school and imagines that it will be math-and-history-free zone. Wrong! It's more competitive than anything he could imagine. To do well he decides on a plan to find super inspiration for his art. He decides to 'get a life' and this leads to playing poker and visiting museums. Everything changes though when Rafe uncovers secrets about the family he's never known. Then he has to decide if he's ready to have his world turned upside down. (Includes over 100 illustrations.)

Reading Information:
Word Count: 25790
Page Count: 288
Accelerated Reading level: 4.4 / points: 4.0
AR quiz: 151572
Lexile: 680L

(a Patterson Middle-School book #3)
by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
Laura Park (Illustrator)

4.00 avg rating — 1,825 ratings 

Though wheelchair-bound and bullied, Jamie doesn't let his life deter him from pursuing his goal: to become the world's greatest standup comedian.
excerpt from I FUNNY  (a Patterson Middle-School book #3)

Reading Information:
Word Count: 27,357
Page Count: 320
Accelerated Reading level: 3.9 / points: 4.0
AR quiz: 155432

by James Patterson and Lisa Papademetriou
Neil Swaab (Illustrator)

4.05 avg rating — 764 ratings

It's Georgia's first year at Hills Village Middle School and she has no intention of following in Rafe's footsteps.  In fact, she's got a bet with him that she'll be one of the super popular girls.  

But Rafe has is sneakily working in the background to make sure he'll win that bet.  So what will happen?  Delve in and find out as the siblings battle it out in another funny James Patterson book.

Page Count:  304
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bookcover of HOW I SURVIVED BULLIES, BROCCOLI, AND SNAKE HILL  by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts
by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts
Illustrated by Laura Park

4.17 avg rating — 601 ratings

Fun at Summer School!

Word Count: 34,646
Page Count: 288
Accelerated Reader:  4.0 / points: 5.0
AR quiz: 159596
Lexile: 640L

bookcover of I EVEN FUNNIER (a Middle School Book) by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
(a Patterson Middle-School book)
by James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein
Laura Park (Illustrator)

4.24 avg rating — 576 ratings

Jamies won the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic Contest!  Now he's off to compete in the national semi-finals.  Or would be....

Turns out that somethings are more important than his ambition.  Jamie finds that out when one of his friends gets into trouble, and a family member has a health scare.

Word Count: 36,842
Page Count: 368
Accelerated Reader:  4.4 / points: 5.0
AR quiz: 163049
--read the first 13 chapters

compiled by Pam
updated July 2014