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Bernie Magruder Mysteries Series
Also known or published as Bessledorf Mysteries
Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Number of Books in Series: 8
Age Group: 8 - 12 years

Reading Level: AR Levels 5.2-5.8
GLE 5.1-6.4
DRA 50
Lexile® measure 720L-950L

Book 3 Summary: Living at the Bessledorf Hotel, where his father works as the manager, Bernie tries to solve the mystery of a troubled young ghost who wanders the halls of the hotel at night.


Bernie Magruder Mysteries Book List:

This series can be read in any order.

Publication Order

Book 1: Bernie Magruder and the Case of the Big Stink
Ages 8-12. September 1, 1983.
AR: 5.2 (3 Points, Quiz #51838);  GLE: 5.1
Lexile measure: 720L

Book 2: Bernie Magruder and the Disappearing Bodies
Ages 8-12. October 1, 1986.
AR: 5.5 (4 Points, Quiz #27100);  GLE: 5.5
Lexile measure: 830L

Book 3: Bernie Magruder and the Haunted Hotel
Ages 8-12. April 30, 1990.
AR: 5.6 (4 Points, Quiz #49773);  GLE: 5.5
Lexile measure: 770L

Book 4: Bernie Magruder and the Drive-Thru Funeral Parlor
Ages 8-12. September 30, 1993.
AR: 5.4 (4 Points, Quiz #9470);  GLE: 6.4
Lexile measure: 910L

Book 5: Bernie Magruder and the Bus Station Blow-Up
Ages 8-12. March 18, 1996.
AR: 5.2 (4 Points, Quiz #16921);  GLE: 5.9
Lexile measure: 830L

Book 6: Bernie Magruder and the Pirate's Treasure
Ages 8-12. March 1, 1998.
AR: 5.4 (4 Points, Quiz #20294);  GLE: 5.5
Lexile measure: 890L

Book 7: Bernie Magruder and the Parachute Peril
Ages 8-12. February 1, 2000.
AR: 5.7 (5 Points, Quiz #35630);  GLE: 5.5
F&P/GRL: U;  DRA: 50
Lexile measure: 950L

Book 8: Bernie Magruder and the Bats in the Belfry
Ages 8-12. March 1, 2003.
AR: 5.8 (4 Points, Quiz #68134);  GLE: 5.6
F&P/GRL: V;  DRA: 50
Lexile measure: 940L

Book Sets: Sets of Up to 8 Books

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