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American Girl Samantha Short Stories Series
Authors: Valerie Tripp, Sarah Masters Buckey
Illustrators: Dan Andreasen, Troy Howell
Number of Books in Series: 5
Age Group: 7 - 12 years

Reading Level: AR Levels 3.6-4.5
GLE 4.1-5.5
DRA 24
Lexile® measure 600L-750L
Companion/Related Series: list of all American Girl series

Book 1 Summary: When her friend Nellie, the servant girl from next door, does not show up for ice skating as usual, Samantha is afraid that Nellie will not come to her party because she cannot afford to bring presents. Includes a section on ice skating in the early 1900s.

American Girl Samantha Short Stories Book List:

This series can be read in any order.

Publication Order

Book 1: Samantha's Winter Party
Ages 7-12. March 1, 1999.
AR: 4.2 (0.5 Point, Quiz #34682);  GLE: 5.5
Lexile measure: 750L

Book 2: Samantha Saves the Wedding
Ages 7-12. April 1, 2000.
AR: 4.2 (0.5 Point, Quiz #34677);  GLE: 4.1
Lexile measure: 620L

Book 3: Samantha and the Missing Pearls
Ages 7-12. March 1, 2001.
AR: 3.6 (0.5 Point, Quiz #52605);  GLE: 4.1
Lexile measure: 600L

Book 4: Samantha's Blue Bicycle
Ages 7-12. March 1, 2002.
AR: 3.6 (0.5 Point, Quiz #59060);  GLE: 4.1
F&P/GRL: M;  DRA: 24
Lexile measure: 610L

Book 5: Samantha's Special Talent
Ages 7-12. March 1, 2003.
AR: 4.5 (0.5 Point, Quiz #84341);  GLE: 4.3
F&P/GRL: M;  DRA: 24
Lexile measure: 670L

Book Sets: Sets of Up to 5 Books

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Author Website for Valerie Tripp


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