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The Keys to the Kingdom Series
Author: Garth Nix
Number of Books in Series: 7
Age Group: 8 - 15 years

Reading Level: AR Levels 5.9-6.5
GLE 3.9-8.3
DRA 50-70
Lexile® measure 800L-980L

Book 1 Summary: Arthur Penhaligon is supposed to die at a young age, but is saved by a key that is shaped like the minute hand of a clock. The key causes bizarre creatures to come from another realm, bringing with them a plague. A man named Mister Monday will stop at nothing to get the key back. Arthur goes to a mysterious house that only he can see, so that he can learn the truth about himself and the key.

Keys to the Kingdom Book List:

This series should be read in the correct order listed here.

Book 1: Mister Monday
Ages 8-15. June 1, 2003.
AR: 5.9 (12.0 Points, Quiz #70137);  GLE: 3.9
F&P/GRL: T;  DRA: 50
Lexile measure: 800L

Book 2: Grim Tuesday
Ages 8-15. December 1, 2003.
AR: 6.0 (10.0 Points, Quiz #76340);  GLE: 5
F&P/GRL: T;  DRA: 50
Lexile measure: 840L

Book 3: Drowned Wednesday
Ages 8-15. March 1, 2005.
AR: 5.9 (13.0 Points, Quiz #87321);  GLE: 5.9
F&P/GRL: T;  DRA: 50
Lexile measure: 840L

Book 4: Sir Thursday
Ages 8-15. January 2, 2006.
AR: 6.5 (12.0 Points, Quiz #104413);  GLE: 6.8
F&P/GRL: T;  DRA: 50
Lexile measure: 910L

Book 5: Lady Friday
Ages 8-15. January 1, 2007.
AR: 6.0 (10.0 Points, Quiz #114394);  GLE: 6.6
F&P/GRL: Y;  DRA: 60
Lexile measure: 940

Book 6: Superior Saturday
Ages 8-15. January 1, 2008.
AR: 6.1 (9.0 Points, Quiz #123439);  GLE: 6.6
Lexile measure: 930L

Book 7: Lord Sunday
Ages 8-15. March 1, 2010.
AR: 6.4 (11.0 Points, Quiz #136287);  GLE: 8.3
F&P/GRL: Z;  DRA: 70
Lexile measure: 980L

Book Sets: Sets of Up to 7 Books

List of Awards:

2005 Aurealis Award for Excellence in Australian Science Fiction best children's long fiction

Best Seller Lists:

New York Times best-seller list

Other Websites for Additional Information:

Author Website for Garth Nix


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