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Magic Shop Series
Author: Bruce Coville
Illustrators: Katherine Coville, Gary A. Lippincott
Number of Books in Series: 5
Age Group: 8 - 12 years

Reading Level: AR Levels 3.9-5.0
GLE 5.1-5.9
DRA 40-50
Lexile® measure 550L-710L

Book 1 Summary: A timid boy, eager to frighten the school bully on Halloween night, acquires a magic ring and the power to change himself into a hideous monster.

Magic Shop Book List:

This series can be read in any order.

Publication Order

Book 1: The Monster's Ring
Ages 8-12. August 12, 1982.
AR: 3.9 (2.0 Points, Quiz #5947);  GLE: 5.3
F&P/GRL: R;  DRA: 40
Lexile measure: 550

Book 2: Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
Ages 8-12. April 15, 1991.
AR: 4.9 (4.0 Points, Quiz #5918);  GLE: 5.9
F&P/GRL: R;  DRA: 40
Lexile measure: 710L

Book 3: Jennifer Murdley's Toad
Ages 8-12. April 15, 1992.
AR: 4.6 (4.0 Points, Quiz #5940);  GLE: 5.9
Lexile measure: 700L

Book 4: The Skull of Truth
Ages 8-12. January 1, 1997.
AR: 4.7 (6.0 Points, Quiz #16732);  GLE: 5.1
F&P/GRL: T;  DRA: 50
Lexile measure: 700L

Book 5: Juliet Dove, Queen of Love
Ages 8-12. October 6, 2003.
AR: 5.0 (7.0 Points, Quiz #73767);  GLE: 5.6
F&P/GRL: S;  DRA: 40
Lexile measure: 670L

Companion Book: The Mask of Eamonn Tiyado
Ages 8-12. October 13, 2011.

Book Sets: Sets of Up to 5 Books

List of Awards:

IRA Children's Choice Awad
South Carolina Children's Book Awad
IRA Teachers' Choice
Marion Vannett Ridgway Award
Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award
Nevada Young Readers' Award
Texas Lone Star Reading List
Utah Children's Book Award
California Young Reader Medal
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award
Georgia Children's Book Award
School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
Society of School Librarians International Honor Book

Other Websites for Additional Information:

Author Website for Bruce Coville


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