TONY ABBOTT books - reading levels

Tony Abbott is a wonderful, prolific author. He's penned such popular series as The Secrets of Droon and Goofballs.


Goofballs - a detective series in the AR 3's
Cracked Classics 
Haunting Of Derek Stone - a paranormal series: AR 3's & one 4.0
Secrets Of Droon - AR 2's, 3's and 4's
Time Surfers - AR 3's
Underworlds - AR 3's & 4's


bookcover of FIREGIRL by Tony AbbottFiregirl

**STARRED REVIEW** PublishersWeekly
Golden Kite Award

Tom's a 7th grader who's almost invisible in his Catholic school. Jessica has the opposite problem. A burn victim, the other students can't stop gossiping and point at her. Bit by bit Tom's little acts of kindness change his outlook on what he thought he thinks is important.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 31,458
Page Count: 160
Accelerated Reading level: 4.1 / points: 4.0
AR quiz: 106747
Lexile: 670L
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books
  • sample pages available

bookcover of THE POSTCARD  by Tony AbbottTHE POSTCARD

Jason's life is about to get whacky. At first it just seems like there's a lot to worry about. His parents look like they are going to get a divorce, an impression that seems to be verified when his father goes to Florida. Turns out though that Jason's distant grandmother has died and that they need to do 'estate things'. And that's where they mystery begins. Jason see strange people at the funeral, finds strange manuscripts and postcards. What does it all mean? You'll have to read to find out.

Longer format book than others from Abbott.

Word Count: 64,956
Page Count: 368
Accelerated Reading level: 4.0 / points: 9.0
AR quiz: 121312
Lexile: 630L
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books
  • sample pages available

bookcover of LUNCH-BOX DREAM by Tony AbbottLUNCH-BOX DREAM

**STARRED REVIEW** PublishersWeekly

Abbott creates a study in racism in this story where Bobby and his family end up on a bus where they get to witness first-hand what prejudice was like in the 60's.

Word Count: 32,323
Page Count: 192
Accelerated Reading level: 4.9 / points: 5.0
AR quiz: 145078
Lexile: 800L
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 2011)
  • sample pages available

bookcover of KRINGLE by Tony AbbottKRINGLE

Not a light and cheerful tale. This book tells the story of a boy threatened with slavery by evil elves, but who escapes to do deeds of goodness.

Word Count: 67,068
Page Count: 304
Accelerated Reading level: 4.8 / points: 10.0
AR quiz: 101890
Lexile: 810L
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press
  • sample pages available

compiled by Pam T