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General Hardy Boys Discussion => General Hardy Boys Discussions => Topic started by: butyl on June 24, 2007, 10:41:10 PM

Title: Reading Levels?
Post by: butyl on June 24, 2007, 10:41:10 PM
Hi,
I was wondering what reading level the Hardy Boys are.  I am trying to find some books for a boy about 11 years old.  what do you think?
Title: Re: Reading Levels?
Post by: SDLagent on June 25, 2007, 01:51:07 PM
The current series, The Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers, reading level is 8-12 and the original series is about the same and The Hardy Boys Casefiles are 12-15, I think.
Title: Re: Reading Levels?
Post by: tomswift2002 on June 25, 2007, 05:09:17 PM
Easiest way to find the reading levels is to look at the back of the books.  The classics don't have the reading levels printed on them, but they were written for a general audience, so the reading level would be around Grade 6 for those books.  The paperbacks published by Minstrel and Aladdin will have the information at the bottom right corner on the back of the book.  For example, The Blackwing Puzzle, the first printing by Wanderer books doesn't list a reading level, but then the Minstrel edition says RL: 6.7 (the book was never issued by Aladdin, but on the Aladdin it would say Ages 8-12).  A 6.7 would mean that the book wa written for a reading level of someone about 3/4 of the way through Grade 6 (roughly, someone who has been in Grade 6 from September to March/April).
Title: Re: Reading Levels?
Post by: Centrion on September 26, 2007, 03:52:46 PM
Also, the Clues Brothers wouldn't be to old, they may be even a bit young, depending on what tyoe of books your son likes.