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The Shadow Children Series
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Number of Books in Series: 7
Age Group: 8 - 14 years

Reading Level: AR Levels 4.8-5.6
GLE 5.2-6.5
DRA 60-70
Lexile® measure 620L-810L

Book 1 Summary: In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong.

Shadow Children Book List:

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

Book 1: Among the Hidden
Ages 8-14. September 1, 1998.
AR: 4.8 (5.0 Points, Quiz #29501);  GLE: 5.9
F&P/GRL: Z;  DRA: 70
Lexile measure: 800L

Book 2: Among the Impostors
Ages 8-14. June 1, 2001.
AR: 4.9 (5.0 Points, Quiz #50379);  GLE: 5.2
F&P/GRL: Z;  DRA: 70
Lexile measure: 620L

Book 3: Among the Betrayed
Ages 8-14. June 1, 2002.
AR: 4.9 (5.0 Points, Quiz #59349);  GLE: 5.9
F&P/GRL: Z;  DRA: 70
Lexile measure: 690L

Book 4: Among the Barons
Ages 8-14. June 1, 2003.
AR: 4.8 (6.0 Points, Quiz #69053);  GLE: 5.7
F&P/GRL: Z;  DRA: 70
Lexile measure: 710L

Book 5: Among the Brave
Ages 8-14. May 1, 2004.
AR: 5.1 (7.0 Points, Quiz #78248);  GLE: 6.5
F&P/GRL: Z;  DRA: 70
Lexile measure: 750L

Book 6: Among the Enemy
Ages 8-14. June 1, 2005.
AR: 5.3 (7.0 Points, Quiz #87624);  GLE: 5.5
F&P/GRL: W;  DRA: 60
Lexile measure: 760L

Book 7: Among the Free
Ages 8-14. May 1, 2006.
AR: 5.6 (7.0 Points, Quiz #106210);  GLE: 6.3
F&P/GRL: Z;  DRA: 70
Lexile measure: 810L

Book Sets: Sets of Up to 7 Books

List of Awards:

ALA Best Book for Young Adults
ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
American Booksellers Association Kids' Pick of the List
International Reading Association Young Adults' Choice
An America Library Association Quick Pick
International Reading Association/Children's Book Council Children's Choice

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Other Websites for Additional Information:

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Author Website for Margaret Peterson Haddix


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