Guided Reading Leveled Book List

Sources:  Scholastic Reading Counts & Scholastic Guided Reading Program


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These are TYPICAL grade ranges. 

Your buddy may not fall within the typical range.

 
Below you will find lists of books at various guided reading levels.  The highlighted titles are found in my Scholastic guided reading materials and will be used for your guided reading lessons on the designated weeks.  On the other weeks, you will find library books at your buddy's GRL for guided reading. 

You can also search for leveled books using the Scholastic Book WizardRemember to select the radio button for "guided reading" near the top right corner and click "set" and then click "Leveled Search" to find books by A-Z levels.  DO NOT USE DECIMAL NUMBERS FOR LEVELS.  They are not the same as guided reading levels!

NOTE:  If your buddy is at levels A-C, you will have some difficulty finding appropriate predictable books at local libraries.  You may use the collection of books I have in class.  If your buddy is at level D or above, you can find books at your local library.


A

Simple books with one line of one to six words per page, easy-to-see print, and ample space between words. Children can focus on print and gradually increase their control over words. Most of the books in Level A focus on topics familiar to children.
Click to see a sample page from Level A

 

Scholastic Guided Reading Program:
  • Book & Teaching Card Available
  • Fiction Focus
  • Nonfiction Focus
  • Content Areas Focus
 

Dogs Levin
Have You Seen My Duckling?
Tafuri
I Am
Klein
I Can See
Klein

I Like
Pinnell
Legs
Gosset & Ballinger
Lunch
Pinnell
My Cats
Robinson
We Like Fruit
Lee

What Do Insects Do?
Canizares

Big and Little Berger & Chanko
Games Berger & Moreton
I Can, We Can Curry
In the Woods Gibson
Kittens Curry
Let's Go! Mann

My Color Mann
School Pinnell
We Can! Pinnell

What Bears Like Cherrington

School Day! Cervantes
We Play Together Blevins
I See Bugs! Blevins
On a Boat Novek
1, 2, 3, in the Box Tarlow
That Was School Cherrington
Numbers All Around Berger
Flowers Have Colors Cherrington
We Read Blevins
We Write Blevins

 

B

Books focus on a simple story line or single idea, with direct correspondence between text and pictures; one or two lines of print per page with a variety of punctuation; many books at this level feature repeating patterns in the text.
Click to see a sample page from Level B

 

Scholastic Guided Reading Program:
  • Book & Teaching Card Available
  • Fiction Focus
  • Nonfiction Focus
  • Content Areas Focus

 

 

 

Hats Around the World Charlesworth
How Many Fish?
Gosset & Ballinger
I Like Shapes
Armstrong

In the Forest
Schiller

Lunch at the Zoo
Blaxland
Making Mountains
Ballinger & Gosset
Monkeys
Canizares & Chanko
My Cat Muffin
Gardner
Who Lives in a Tree?
Canizares & Moreton
Who Lives in the Arctic?
Canizares & Chanko

Kites Ling
Baby Animals Learn Chanko
Two Can Do It Canizares & Chessen
We Are Painting Alexander
We Like to Play! Tarlow
Water Canizares & Chanko
What Am I? Frizado
Goldilocks Tarlow
Hop In! Small-Gamby
Carrots Saunders-Smith

We Live Here Salzman
The Beak Book Berger
Can We Go? Cherrington
I See Flags Blevins
How to Make a Wind Sock Tarlow
Who Hid? Leber
Look-and-Find Shapes Blevins
Whose Bones? Fernandez
From Sheep to Sweater Tarlow
What's the Weather Cali

 

C

Books explore familiar topics in a variety of ways to offer new viewpoints to the reader; simple sentences may have introductory clauses set off by punctuation; text may be patterned but is not as predictable as in Levels A and B.
Click to see a sample page from Level C

 

Scholastic Guided Reading Program:
  • Book & Teaching Card Available
  • Fiction Focus
  • Nonfiction Focus
  • Content Areas Focus

 

 

Bo and Peter Franco
Boots
Schreiber & Doughty
In the City
Pasternac
Is It Time?
Campbell
Little Sister
Mitchell
One For You and One For Me Blaxland

Raindrops Gay
Swing, Swing, Swing
Tuchman
Weather
Chanko & Moreton
What Has Stripes?
Ballinger

From Egg to Robin Canizares & Chessen
Joshua James Likes Trucks Petrie
Bugs! McKissack
Pancakes, Crackers, and Pizza Eberts & Gisler
Rain Kalan
I See Fish Curry
I Can Run Pinnell
At Work Geist
It's a Party Moreton & Berger
How Many Can Play? Canizares & Chessen

We Like Summer Blevins
How Will I Get to Grandma's House? Blevins
My Scrapbook Alexander
On the Farm
What Time Is It? Moriarty
A Kitten Is a Baby Cat Blevins
Signs
Fun With Simple Machines Tarlow
Yes or No? Alexander
Where Are They? Humphries

BELOW ARE SOME LEVEL C TITLES YOU ARE MORE LIKELY TO FIND IN A LIBRARY.  WATCH DIFFICULTY CAREFULLY, BECAUSE MANY ARE LESS PREDICTABLE THAN I THINK LEVEL C BOOKS SHOULD BE:

Shadows  Calvert

Happy and Honey  Godwin

I Eat Leaves  Vandine

We Have a Baby  Falwell

Magic Matt and the Dinosaur  Maccarone

Gossie  Dunrea

Gossie and Gertie  Dunrea

Flying  Crews

Zara's Hats  Meisel

Catch that Cat!  Meister

Where is Max?  Pearson

Tapping Tale, The  Giglio

Big Pig and Little Pig  McPhail

What's for Lunch  Carle

Mouse Views:  What the Class Pet Saw  McMillan

Get that Pest!  Douglas

Bugs! McKissack

Pancakes, Crackers, and Pizza Eberts & Gisler

Cat Games  Ziefert

Bathtime for Biscuit  Capucilli

Biscuit Visits the Big City  Capucilli

Dog's Day  Cabrera

I Love My Shadow  Wilhelm

What's Going On?  Benjamin

Mice Squeak, We Speak  dePaola

See Pip Point  Milgrim

The Big Game  Gikow

I Went Walking  Williams

Rainbow of My Own  Freeman

One Windy Wednesday  Root

Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?  Carle

Big Box, The  Clammer

Masks  Schaefer

What Day Is It?  Trimble

Balls  Jones

Big Machines  Jones

Germs  Oetting

When I Grow Up  Kittinger

Tiny Goes to the Library  Meister

 

 

D

Books cover familiar topics but introduce new, more abstract ideas; illustrations support the text but more attention to print is required; text contains more compound and multisyllable words and a full range of punctuation.
Click to see a sample page from Level D

 

Scholastic Guided Reading Program:
  • Book & Teaching Card Available
  • Fiction Focus
  • Nonfiction Focus
  • Content Areas Focus
  • Some other books at this level

 

 

 

The Ball Game Packard
Don't Be Late!
Gibson
The Haircut
Armstrong & Hartley
Hide and Seek
Brown & Carey
I Love Mud and Mud Loves Me
Stephens
I'm Hungry
Tuer
Making a Memory
Ballinger
Not Enough Water
Armstrong & Hartley

What Is Big? Armstrong & Hartley
Winter Is Here!
Weinberger

Nests, Nests, Nests Canizares & Reid
Where Do Birds Live? Chessen
Who Am I? Lee
I Know Karate Packard
Footprints In the Snow Benjamin
One Happy Classroom Simon
Paul the Pitcher Sharp
Too Many Balloons Matthias
Rain! Rain! Greene
Ten Cats Have Hats Marzollo

City Life, Country Life Moriarty
Then and Now Berger
Where Does Food Grow? Blevins
Animal Pals Cherrington
Clifford Can Blevins
How Many Ducks? Blevins
Little Red Hen Tarlow
Animal Moms and Dads Blevins
All Around Our Country Hutchins
Chairs, Chairs Chairs! Cappetta

B Is For Books!  Annie Cobb

Baby Birds  Helen Frost

Ballerina Girl  Kirsten Hall

Bear In A Square  Stella Blackstone

Bears In The Night  Stan and Jan Berenstain

Beetles  Cheryl Coughlan

Berenstain Bears Ride The Thunderbolt, The  Stan Berenstain

Boats, Boats, Boats  Joanna Ruane

Brushing Well  Helen Frost

Cat Traps  Molly Coxe

Chick And The Duckling  Mirra Ginsburg

Color Dance  Ann Jonas

Crickets  Cheryl Coughlan

Day We Met You, The  Phoebe Koehler

Dirty Larry  Bobbie Hamsa

Don't Wake The Baby  Wendy Cheyette Lewison

Frogs  Gail Saunders-Smith

From Bud To Blossom  Gail Saunders-Smith

From Head To Toe  Eric Carle

Good Bad Cat, The  Nancy Antle

Happy Birthday, Danny And The Dinosaur  Syd Hoff

Honey Bees  Lola M. Schaefer

I Love Fishing  Bonnie Dobkin

I See A Bug  Kirsten Hall

Ice Is...Whee!  Carol Greene

It's Too Windy!  Hans Wilhelm

Jack-O-Lanterns  Lola M. Schaefer

Ladybugs  Cheryl Coughlan

Mary Wore Her Red Dress And Henry Wore His Green Sneakers  Merle Peek

Monsters!  Diane Namm

My Messy Room  Mary Packard

No Way  Paul Fehlner

Pumpkin Heads!  Wendell Minor

Raindrops  Larry Dane Brimner

Scarecrows  Lola M. Schaefer

School Bus  Donald Crews

Shape Of Me And Other Stuff, The  Dr. Seuss

Sid And Sam  Nola Buck

Sleepy Bear  Lydia Dabcovich

Sleepy Dog  Harriet Ziefert

Snow Joe  Carol Greene

Sunflowers  Gail Saunders-Smith

There Is A Town  Gail Herman

This Train  Paul Collicutt

Today Is The Day  Nancy Riecken

Tomorrow's Alphabet  George Shannon

Too Many Dogs  Lori Haskins

Tooth Fairy  Kirsten Hall

Two Eyes A Nose And A Mouth  Roberta Grobel Intrater

We Need Custodians  Jane Scoggins Bauld

Wheels!  Annie Cobb

Why A Dog? By A. Cat  Robin Michal Koontz

 

E

Stories have more or longer episodes; informational books present more complex ideas; books are longer than in previous levels, with more pages or more lines of text on each page; sentences carry over several pages, with more complex punctuation.
Click to see a sample page from Level E

 

Scholastic Guided Reading Program:
  • Book & Teaching Card Available
  • Fiction Focus
  • Nonfiction Focus
  • Content Areas Focus
  • Some other books at this level

 

 

 

Collections Ballinger & Gosset
A Funny Man
Jensen
Is Tomorrow My Birthday?
Blaxland
Just a Seed
Blaxland
My Dad's Truck
Costain
Paper Bag Trail
Schreiber
Tortillas
González-Jensen
A Tree Can Be…
Nayer
Wake Me in Spring
Preller
Which Hat Today?
Ballinger & Gosset

The Voyage of Mae Jemison Canizares & Berger
Clay Art Chanko & Chessen
Up, Up, and Away Canizares & Chanko
Look, I Can Read! Hood
Polar Babies Ring
I Can See Cervantes
Animal Babies Hamsa
A Buzz Is Part of a Bee Lunn
A Box Can Be Many Things Rau
Just Like Me Neasi

All Around Our Country Hutchins
Animal Moms and Dads
Tarlow
Cat in the Bag
Miller
City Life and Country Life
Moriarty
Hello, Doctor!
Marx
Let's Go to a Fair
Foley
Let's Go to a Museum
Blevins
On the Job
Cherrington
School Long Ago
Novek
What Do Artists Use?

All By Myself  Mercer Mayer

Animals In The Fall  Gail Saunders-Smith

Ants  Cheryl Coughlan

At The Carnival  Kirsten Hall

Bad, Bad Day  Kirsten Hall

Biggest Cookie in the World, The  Linda Hayward

Bobby's Zoo  Carolyn Lunn

Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones  Byron Barton

Boom Zoom!  Judith Bauer Stamper

Brown Bears  Marcia S. Freeman

Bumble Bees  Cheryl Coughlan

Cat And The Bird In The Hat, The  Norman Bridwell

Cats Sleep Anywhere  Eleanor Farjeon

Classroom Pet  Grace Maccarone

Crabs  Lola M. Schaefer

Dinosaurs Dance  Larry Dane Brimner

Does A Kangaroo Have A Mother, Too?  Eric Carle    too familiar

Ear Book, The  Al Perkins

Eye Book, The  Theo LeSieg

Fireflies  Cheryl Coughlan

Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed  Eileen Christelow  too familiar

Five Silly Fishermen  Roberta Edwards

Foot Book, The  Dr. Seuss

Geese Find The Missing Piece: School Time Riddle Rhymes  Marco Maestro

Go, Dog, Go!  P.D. Eastman

Grover, Grover, Come On Over  Katharine Ross

Head Is For Hats, A  Mary Serfozo

Here Comes The Snow  Angela Shelf Medearis

Herman The Helper  Robert Kraus

Honey Bees And Hives  Lola M. Schaefer

How Many Ants?  Larry Dane Brimner

How Many Fish?  Caron L. Cohen

I Am King!  Mary Packard

I Am Water  Jean Marzollo

Inside, Outside, Upside Down  Jan Berenstain

It Looked Like Spilt Milk  Charles G. Shaw    too familiar

Larry And The Cookie  Becky Bring McDaniel

Listen to the Desert/ Oye al desierto  Pat Mora

Morris The Moose  B. Wiseman

Mosquitoes  Cheryl Coughlan

Nose Book, The  Al Perkins

Oh, Cats!  Nola Buck

Our Tea Party  Kirsten Hall

Pet That I Want, The  Mary Packard

Richard Scarry's Watch Your Step, Mr. Rabbit!  Richard Scarry

Sea Stars  Lola M. Schaefer

Silly Willy  Maryann Cocca-Leffler

Snowball, The  Jennifer Armstrong

Sunshine, Moonshine  Jennifer Armstrong

Sweet Potato Pie  Anne Rockwell

This Is Baseball  Margaret Blackstone

Toad On The Road  Susan Schade

Wake Up, Sun!  David L. Harrison

We Are Monsters  Mary Packard

We Play On A Rainy Day  Angela Shelf Medearis

Wheels On The Bus  Raffi    too familiar

Who Am I?  Nancy Christensen

Window Music Anastasia Suen

 

F

Concepts presented in books at this level are more distant from familiar topics; larger variety of frequently used words and many more new words; text reflects patterns of written, rather than oral, language.
Click to see a sample page from Level F

 

Scholastic Guided Reading Program:
  • Book & Teaching Card Available
  • Fiction Focus
  • Nonfiction Focus
  • Content Areas Focus
  • Some other books at this level

 

 

Beautiful Bugs Fleming
Bread, Bread, Bread
Morris
How Far Will I Fly?
Oyama
Itchy, Itchy Chicken Pox
Maccarone
Messages
Campbell
Monkey See, Monkey Do
Gave
Monster Math Picnic
Maccarone
My Dog's the Best
Calmenson
Shoveling Snow
Cummings
"What Is That?" Said the Cat
Maccarone

Frog's Lunch Lillegard
Harry's House Medearis
Firehouse Sal Brimner
Pizza Party Maccarone
Soccer Game Maccarone
Amy Loves the Snow Huban
I Am Fire Marzollo
Shine, Sun! Greene
Is This You? Krauss
Cookie's Week Ward

I Like Cheese Pickering
Storms Durgin-Bruce
Watch Me Plant a Garden Otten
What Can I Buy? Moriarty
How Does Your Salad Grow Alexander
I'm a Seed Marzollo
Ellen Ochoa Walker
My Goldfish Walker
I Saw It In America Novek
Animal Pals Cherrington

"Fire! Fire!" Said Mrs. McGuire  Bill, Jr. Martin

Airplanes  Gail Saunders-Smith

Best Pet Yet, The  Louise Vitellaro Tidd

Big Bird Says...  Sharon Lerner

Big Bird's Copycat Day  Sharon Lerner

Bird Nests  Helen Frost

Bug, A Bear, And A Boy, A  David McPhail

Butterfly Colors  Helen Frost

Butterfly Eggs  Helen Frost

Buzz (Wong)  Janet S. Wong

Cars (Rockwell)  Anne Rockwell

Cat Goes Fiddle-I-Fee  Paul Galdone

Caterpillars  Helen Frost

Clifford And The Halloween Parade  Norman Bridwell

Color of His Own, A  Leo Lionni

Dad's Dinosaur Day  Diane Dawson Hearn

Dark, Dark Tale  Ruth Brown

David Goes to School  David Shannon

Doll Party  Shirley Albert

Don't Cut My Hair  Hans Wilhelm

Dozen Dogs, A  Harriet Ziefert

Every Buddy Counts  Stuart J. Murphy

Flies  Cheryl Coughlan

Grasshoppers  Cheryl Coughlan

Harry Takes A Bath  Harriet Ziefert

Here Are My Hands  Bill, Jr. Martin

Honey Bees And Honey  Lola M. Schaefer

Hooray For Snail!  John Stadler

I'm A Fire Fighter  Mary Packard

In The Small, Small Pond  Denise Fleming

In The Tall, Tall Grass  Denise Fleming

Katie Couldn't  Becky Bring McDaniel

Kit And Kat  Tomie dePaola

Koalas  Gail Saunders-Smith

Later, Rover  Harriet Ziefert

Lightning Liz  Larry Dane Brimner

Lights Out Medearis

Lots Of Hearts  Maryann Cocca-Leffler

Mama Zooms  Jane Cowen-Fletcher

Oak Trees  Marcia S. Freeman

Picking Apples  Gail Saunders-Smith

Planting A Rainbow  Lois Ehlert

Polar Bears  Marcia S. Freeman

Rosie's Walk  Pat Hutchins    too familiar

Sea Horses  Lola M. Schaefer

Seeds Grow!  Angela Shelf Medearis

Shhhh  Kevin Henkes

Six Empty Pockets  Matt Curtis

Space Kid  Roberta Edwards

Space Race  Judith Bauer Stamper

Splendid Friend, Indeed  Suzanne Bloom (Theodore Geisel "Dr. Seuss" Award Winenr)

Teeny Tiny Woman, The  Jane O'Connor

Ten Black Dots  Donald Crews

Tiger Is A Scaredy Cat  Joan Phillips

Tiny's Bath  Cari Meister

We Eat Dinner In The Bathtub  Angela Shelf Medearis

Who Will Be My Friends?  Syd Hoff

 

G

In books at this level, the language changes on each page, rather than repeating in patterns; books offer challenges in ideas and vocabulary, with some introduction to technical language; variety of print styles and text layout require readers' close attention and flexibility.
Click to see a sample page from Level G


 

Scholastic Guided Reading Program:
  • Book & Teaching Card Available
  • Fiction Focus
  • Nonfiction Focus
  • Content Areas Focus
  • Some other books at this level

 

 

All About You Anholt & Anholt
Buzz Said the
Bee Lewison
City Sounds
Marzollo
How Have I Grown?
Reid
I Shop with My Daddy
Maccarone
I'm a Caterpillar
Marzollo
Monster Math School Time
Maccarone
My Friends
Gomi
Say It, Sign It
Epstein
Who Stole the Cookies?
Moffat

The Great Race McPhail
Teddy Bear for Sale Herman
Dinosaurs Maccarone
Pele: The King of Soccer Canizares & Berger
Make It Move Canizares & Chessen
Sam the Garbage Hound
Simon
Wait, Skates! Johnson
Sometimes Things Change Eastman Why Can't I Fly? Gelman
The Class Trip Maccarone

Find the Wild Animal Foley
Made with Glass Cherrington
Math at the Store Amato
It's a Good Thing There Are Insects Fowler
Tic-Tac-Toe, Three in a Row Stamper
The Secret Code Rau
How Big, How Much Hutchins
From Seed to Pumpkin Kottke
Tracks in the Sand Levin
Make a Leaf Rubbing Ballinger & Gosset

Beef Stew  Barbara Brenner

Berenstain Bears By The Sea, The  Stan & Jan Berenstain

Big Wide-Mouthed Frog, The  Ana Martin Larranaga

Biscuit  Alyssa Capucilli

Biscuit Finds A Friend  Alyssa Capucilli

Boats (Rockwell)  Anne Rockwell

Carrot Seed, The  Ruth Krauss

Class Picture Day  Andrea Buckless

Clifford's Word Book  Norman Bridwell

Day I Had To Play With My Sister, The  Crosby Bonsall

Digby  Barbara Shook Hazen

Dinosaurs Dinosaurs  Byron Barton

Each Peach Pear Plum  Janet Ahlberg

Fat Cat Sat On The Mat  Nurit Karlin

Freight Train  Donald Crews

Giant Pandas  Marcia S. Freeman

Ginger  Charlotte Voake

Gone Fishing  Earlene R. Long

Great Bug Hunt, The  Bonnie Dobkin

Guard The House, Sam!  Charnan Simon

Hanging Out With Mom  Sonia W. Black

Happy Birthday, Biscuit!  Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Happy Birthday, Cookie Monster  Felice Haus

Hat For Minerva Louise  Janet Morgan Stoeke

Houses And Homes  Ann Morris

How Many Feet? How Many Tails?  Marilyn Burns

Hurry Up Ford

I Am An Apple  Jean Marzollo

If You Give A Pig A Pancake  Laura Numeroff    too familiar

Jason's Bus Ride  Harriet Ziefert

Just For You  Mercer Mayer

Just Grandpa And Me  Mercer Mayer

Katie Did It  Becky Bring McDaniel

Mine's The Best  Crosby Bonsall

Monarch Butterflies  Helen Frost

Monster Math  Grace Maccarone

My Dog Rosie  Isabelle Harper

My New Boy  Joan Phillips

Nicky Upstairs And Down  Harriet Ziefert

No Mail For Mitchell  Catherine Siracusa

Octopuses  Lola M. Schaefer

On The Go  Ann Morris

Our Thanksgiving  Kimberly Weinberger

P.J. Funnybunny Camps Out  Marilyn Sadler

Parrotfish  Lola M. Schaefer

Peanut Butter And Jelly  Nadine Bernard Westcott    too familiar

Pumpkin Man, The  Judith Moffat

Richard Scarry's Pie Rats Ahoy!  Richard Scarry

Sam And Dasher  Charnan Simon

Sea Anemones  Lola M. Schaefer

Sea Urchins  Lola M. Schaefer

Secret Code, The  Dana Meachen Rau

Sheep In A Jeep  Nancy Shaw

Sheep Take A Hike  Nancy Shaw

Snow? Let's Go!  Karen Berman Nagel

Ten, Nine, Eight  Molly Bang

That's Not Santa!  Leonard Kessler

Titch  Pat Hutchins

 

H

Books are similar in difficulty to level G, but the texts vary more widely in size of print, length of sentences, and type of language; texts are less repetitious in events and language structures, with expanded vocabulary.
Click to see samples from Level H

 

Scholastic Guided Reading Program:
  • Book & Teaching Card Available
  • Fiction Focus
  • Nonfiction Focus
  • Content Areas Focus
  • Some other books at this level

 

 

A Clean House for Mole and Mouse Ziefert
The Dinosaur Who Lived in My Backyard
Hennesy
George Shrinks
Joyce
I Was Walking Down the Road Barchas Mom's Secret
Costain
More Spaghetti, I Say!
Gelman
Mr. McCready's Cleaning Day
Shilling
The New Baby Calf
Chase
Robert and the Rocket
Waldron
Whose Mouse Are You?
Kraus

It's Spring Berger & Chanko
Come! Sit! Speak! Simon
A Kiss for Little Bear Minarik
The Very Big Potato Cherrington
Plane Rides Walker
What Will the Weather Be Like Today? Rogers
When I First Came to This Land Ziefert
Caps, Hats, Socks and Mittens Borden
Danny and the Dinosaurs Go to Camp Hoff
My Pigs
Miller

A Day With a Mechanic Winne
School in Colonial America Thomas
George Washington Abraham
A Day With Air Traffic Controllers Winne
The 100th Day Maccarone
Monster Money Maccarone
Colin Powell Hill
I Am Planet Earth Marzollo
The Wheat We Eat Fowler
From Acorn to Oak Tree Kottke

"Bee My Valentine!"  Miriam Cohen

100th Day Of School, The  Angela Shelf Medearis

Any Kind Of Dog  Lynn Reiser

Bailey Goes Camping  Kevin Henkes

Bug, A Bear, And A Boy Go To School, A  David McPhail

Captain Cat  Syd Hoff

Cave Boy  Cathy E. Dubowski

Cows Can't Fly  David Milgrim

Danny And The Dinosaur Go To Camp  Syd Hoff

Day Of The Bad Haircut, The  Eva Moore

Day The Teacher Went Bananas, The  James Howe

Dinosaur Garden  Liza Donnelly

Do Like Kyla  Angela Johnson

Dollar For Penny, A  Julie Glass

Eating The Alphabet  Lois Ehlert

Fifty Below Zero  Robert Munsch

Fireflies In The Night  Judy Hawes

Fox In Socks  Dr. Seuss

Geraldine's Blanket  Holly Keller

Girl, A Goat, And A Goose, A  David McPhail

Good Morning, Chick  Mirra Ginsburg

Goodnight Moon  Margaret Wise Brown

Harold's ABC  Crockett Johnson

Harry Gets Ready For School  Harriet Ziefert

Hippos Go Berserk!  Sandra Boynton

Hi! Fly Guy  Tedd Arnold  (Theodore Geisel "Dr. Seuss" Award Winenr)

I Am A Leaf  Jean Marzollo

I Am Snow  Jean Marzollo

I Have A Cold  Grace Maccarone

In The Attic  Hiawyn Oram

Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?  Nancy White Carlstrom

Just Me And My Dad  Mercer Mayer

Just My Friend And Me  Mercer Mayer

Just Shopping With Mom  Mercer Mayer

Little Critter At Scout Camp  Mercer Mayer

Lizard's Song, The  George Shannon

Mice Are Nice  Charles Ghigna

More More More, Said The Baby  Vera B. Williams

Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?  Dr. Seuss

My Brown Bear Barney  Dorothy Butler

My Five Senses  Aliki

Nina, Nina Ballerina  Jane O'Connor

Old Hat New Hat  Stan & Jan Berenstain

Picture For Harold's Room, A  Crockett Johnson

Raccoons And Ripe Corn  Jim Arnosky

Sammy The Seal  Syd Hoff

Shape Of Things, The  Dayle Ann Dodds

Silly Tilly And The Easter Bunny  Lillian Hoban

Three Wishes, The  Judith Bauer Stamper

Tooth Book, The  Theo LeSieg

Trains  Anne Rockwell

Turnip, The  Harriet Ziefert

Water  Frank Asch

We Are Best Friends  Aliki

Wemberly Worried  Kevin Henkes

What Time Is It? A Book Of Math Riddles  Sheila Keenan

When The TV Broke  Harriet Ziefert

Where Are You Going, Little Mouse?  Robert Kraus

With My Brother/ Con Mi Hermano  Eileen Roe

You'll Soon Grow Into Them, Titch  Pat Hutchins

 

I

Longer and more complex stories than in levels G and H, with more highly elaborated information; multisyllable words arranged in longer sentences and paragraphs that require complex word solving; illustrations enhance meaning but provide less support for understanding the meaning of the text.
Click to see sample pages from Level I
 

 

Scholastic Guided Reading Program:
  • Book & Teaching Card Available
  • Fiction Focus
  • Nonfiction Focus
  • Content Areas Focus
  • Some other books at this level

 

 

Amalia and the Grasshopper Tello
Apples and Pumpkins
Rockwell
The Gingerbread Man
P.D.
Henny Penny
Zimmermann
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear
Wood & Wood
Look-Alike Animals
Bernard
My Father
Mayer
Noisy Nora
Wells
This Is the Place for Me
Cole
Too Many Puppies
Brewster

A Day with Firefighters Kottke
A Day with a Mail Carrier Kottke
I Am a Rock Marzollo
We Just Moved Krensky
All Tutus Should Be Pink Brownrigg
The Sun's Family of Planets
Fowler
Messy Bessey's Family Reunion
McKissack & McKissack
The Elves and the Shoemaker Leber
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Stewart
Red-Eyed Tree Frog Cowley

A House Spider's Life Himmelman
Where Do Puddles Go? Fowler & Robinson
A Flag for All Brimner
Choosing Eyeglasses With Mrs. Koutris Flanagan
Shadows Otto
How Many Ants Brimner
Looking Through a Telescope Bullock
President's Day Marx
The Apple Pie Tree Hall
Beetles Eckart

Alligators All Around  Maurice Sendak

Are You My Mother?  P.D. Eastman

Arthur's Reading Race  Marc Brown

Barney's Horse  Syd Hoff

Bear's Bicycle, The  Emilie Warren McLeod

Because A Little Bug Went Kachoo  Rosetta Stone

Berenstain Bears And The Ghost Of The Forest, The  Stan & Jan Berenstain

Berenstain Bears On The Job, The  Stan & Jan Berenstain

Big Dog...Little Dog: A Bedtime Story  P.D. Eastman

Bike Lesson, The  Stan Berenstain

Bravest Cat, Driscoll

Bunny Hop  Teddy Slater

Busy Buzzing Bumblebees  Alvin Schwartz

Clouds  Gail Saunders-Smith

Cow In The House, The  Harriet Ziefert

Dragon Gets By  Dav Pilkey

Dragon's Fat Cat  Dav Pilkey

Father Bear Comes Home  Else Holmelund Minarik

Fire Boats  Marcia S. Freeman

Fire Engines  Marcia S. Freeman

Friend For Dragon, A  Dav Pilkey

Go Away Dog  Joan L. Nodset

Good Hunting, Blue Sky  Peggy Parish

Grizzwold  Syd Hoff

Gruff Brothers  William H. Hooks

Happy Birthday, Sam  Pat Hutchins

Hattie And The Fox  Mem Fox

Hiccups For Elephants  James Preller

It's Not Easy Being A Bunny  Marilyn Sadler

Leo The Late Bloomer  Robert Kraus

Lighthouse Children, The  Syd Hoff

Little Chick's Friend Duckling  Mary DeBall Kwitz

Messy Bessey's Garden  Patricia and Fredrick McKissack

Mice At Bat  Kelly Oechsli

Mrs. Brice's Mice  Syd Hoff

Napping House, The  Audrey Wood

No Good In Art  Miriam Cohen

Police Cars  Marcia S. Freeman

Rebus Bears  Seymour Reit

Reflections  Ann Jonas

Robert The Rose Horse  Joan Heilbroner

Show And Tell Day  Anne Rockwell

Silly Times With Two Silly Trolls  Nancy Jewell

Small Pig  Arnold Lobel

Snow Day  Corinne Demas Bliss

Spring  Gail Saunders-Smith

Stanley  Syd Hoff

Summer  Gail Saunders-Smith

There's A Nightmare In My Closet  Mercer Mayer

Trek, The  Ann Jonas

Two Crazy Pigs  Karen Berman Nagel

Very Busy Spider, The  Eric Carle    too familiar

We're Going On A Bear Hunt  Michael Rosen

Wheels On The Bus, The  Maryann Kovalski    too familiar

When Will I Read?  Miriam Cohen

Who Took The Farmer's Hat?  Joan L. Nodset

Who's Afraid Of The Dark?  Crosby Bonsall

Willie's Wonderful Pet  Mel Cebulash

Winter  Gail Saunders-Smith

 

J

Beginning chapter books appear for the first time at this level, requiring readers to recall information over more than one sitting; fewer illustrations with whole pages of text in some books.
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Bear's Bargain Asch
Big Mama and Grandma Ghana Medearis City Mouse—Country Mouse
Aesop
Fox and His Friends
Marshall
Insects
MacLulic
The Magic Fish
Littledale
Mouse Soup
Lobel
Mr. Putter and Tabby Walk the Dog
Rylant
Pack 109
Thaler
Stone Soup
McGovern

My Life Pistone
Jack Plays the Violin Schultz
On the Lake Onish
Henry and Mudge and the Long Weekend Rylant
Me on the Map Sweeney
Poppleton Everyday Rylant
How Kittens Grow Selsam
Bear Shadow Asch
The Sword in the Stone Maccarone
Looking at Maps and Globes Bredeson

Germs! Germs! Germs! Katz
How Do Your Lungs Work Curry
Giant Pandas: Gifts From China Fowler
Bart's Amazing Charts Ochiltree
An Earthworm's Life Himmelman
Harriet Tubman Nichols
Thunder and Lightning Pfeffer
Call Mr. Vasquez, He'll Fix It Flanagan
Inside an Ant Colony Fowler
The Field Mouse and The Dinosaur Named Sue Wahl

Addie's Bad Day  Joan Robins

And I Mean It, Stanley  Crosby Bonsall

Ask Mr. Bear  Marjorie Flack

Best Nest, The  P.D. Eastman

Better Than TV  Sara Swan Miller

Big Max  Kin Platt

Buzby  Julia Hoban

Camp Big Paw  Doug Cushman

Cat in the Hat, The  Dr. Seuss

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa  Erica Silverman  (Theodore Geisel "Dr. Seuss" Award Winenr)

Danny and the Dinosaur  Syd Hoff

Days With Frog And Toad  Arnold Lobel

Detective Dinosaur  James Skofield

Don't Be My Valentine  Joan M. Lexau

Doorbell Rang, The  Pat Hutchins

Drummer Hoff  Barbara Emberley

Egg To Chick  Millicent E. Selsam

Fire Cat, The  Esther Averill

Fox All Week  Edward Marshall

Fox On The Job  James Marshall

Franklin Plays The Game  Paulette Bourgeois

Froggy Learns To Swim  Jonathan London

Grandma Mix-Up, The  Emily Arnold McCully

Grandmas At Bat  Emily Arnold McCully

Great Day For Up!  Dr. Seuss

Great Snake Escape, The  Molly Coxe

Green Eggs And Ham  Dr. Seuss

Hamster Chase Anastasia Suen

Harry And The Lady Next Door  Gene Zion

Henry And Mudge And The Bedtime Thumps  Cynthia Rylant

Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas  Cynthia Rylant  (Theodore Geisel "Dr. Seuss" Award Winenr)

Henry And Mudge And The Happy Cat  Cynthia Rylant

I Saw You In The Bathtub And Other Folk Rhymes  Alvin Schwartz

Jake And The Copycats  Joanne Rocklin

Jamberry  Bruce Degen

Joe And Betsy The Dinosaur  Lillian Hoban

Kenny And The Little Kickers  Claudio Marzollo

Kiss For Little Bear, A  Else Holmelund Minarik

Last One In Is A Rotten Egg  Leonard Kessler

Little Bear  Else Holmelund Minarik

Little Blue And Little Yellow  Leo Lionni

Max  Rachel Isadora

Milton The Early Riser  Robert Kraus

Mom Like No Other  Taylor-Butler

Monster Manners  Joanna Cole

Morris And Boris At The Circus  B. Wiseman

Mr. Putter And Tabby Bake The Cake  Cynthia Rylant

My Brother, Ant  Betsy Byars

Mystery of the Missing Dog  Gwendolyn Hooks

No More Monsters For Me  Peggy Parish

Norma Jean, Jumping Bean  Joanna Cole

Peter's Chair  Ezra Jack Keats

Roller Skates  Stephanie Calmenson

Sam, The Minuteman  Nathaniel Benchley

Silly Tilly's Valentine  Lillian Hoban

Snowy Day, The  Ezra Jack Keats

There's An Alligator Under My Bed  Mercer Mayer

Three's a Crowd  Gwendolyn Hooks

Two Silly Trolls  Nancy Jewell

Uncle Elephant  Arnold Lobel

Very Hungry Caterpillar, The  Eric Carle    too familiar

Where The Wild Things Are  Maurice Sendak  too familiar

Who's A Pest?  Crosby Bonsall

Willie's Birthday  Anastasia Suen

Wizard And Wart At Sea  Janice Lee Smith

 

K

This level includes chapter books and short informational books with difficult concepts; readers learn about concepts and events outside their own experiences; readers need to use a variety of strategies to figure out different writing styles.
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Bedtime for Frances Hoban
The Blind Men and the Elephant
Backstein
The Bremen Town Musicians
Gross
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Bridwell
Frog and Toad Are Friends
Lobel
Jamaica's Find
Havill
Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie
Roop
Little Polar Bear and the Brave Little Hare
de Beer
Martin and the Tooth Fairy
Maccarone & Chardiet
Nathan and Nicholas Alexander
Delacre

All About Things People Do Rice & Rice
What Magnets Can Do Fowler
Chickens Aren't the Only Ones Heller
The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash Nobel
A Place for Grace Okimoto
The Blue Mittens Mann
Penguins Reed
Our Flag Rothman
Ming Lo Moves the Mountain Lobel
Shipwreck Saturday Cosby

The Earth Is Mostly Ocean Fowler
Fluff and Feathers, Spikes and Skin Finton
Plants That Eat Animals Fowler
The 512 Ants on Sullivan Street Losi
A Girl Named Helen Keller Lundell
Sounds All Around Pfeffer
Little Bill #2 The Best Way to Play Cosby
Veteran's Day Cotton
The Mississippi River Fowler
Under the Ground Pluckrose

Alison's Wings  Marion Dane Bauer

Arthur's Honey Bear  Lillian Hoban

Arthur's Pen Pal  Lillian Hoban

Aunt Eater Loves A Mystery  Doug Cushman

Baby Sister For Frances, A  Russell Hoban

Baseball Ballerina  Kathryn Cristaldi

Bear For Miguel, A  Elaine Marie Alphin

Best Friends For Frances  Russell Hoban

Best Way To Play, The  Bill Cosby

Big Balloon Race  Eleanor Coerr

Bony-Legs  Joanna Cole

Buffalo Bill And The Pony Express  Eleanor Coerr

Bumps In The Night  Harry Allard

Caps For Sale  Esphyr Slobodkina    too familiar

Case Of The Cat's Meow, The  Crosby Bonsall

Clara And The Bookwagon  Nancy Smiler Levinson

Commander Toad And The Big Black Hole  Jane Yolen

Commander Toad And The Space Pirates  Jane Yolen

Daniel's Duck  Clyde Robert Bulla

Four On The Shore  Edward Marshall

Frog And Toad All Year  Arnold Lobel

Frog And Toad Together  Arnold Lobel

George The Drummer Boy  Nathaniel Benchley

Giant Jam Sandwich, The  John Vernon Lord

Golly Sisters Go West, The  Betsy Byars

Golly Sisters Ride Again, The  Betsy Byars

Greg's Microscope  Millicent E. Selsam

Harold And The Purple Crayon  Crockett Johnson

I Can't Take a Bath  Smalls

If You Give A Moose A Muffin  Laura Joffe Numeroff

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie  Laura Joffe Numeroff

Just Us Women  Jeannette Caines

Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie  Peter Roop

Lionel At Large  Stephen Krensky

Little Hawk's New Name  Don Bolognese

Madeline  Ludwig Bemelmans

Madeline's Rescue  Ludwig Bemelmans

Meanest Thing To Say, The  Bill Cosby

More Tales Of Oliver Pig  Jean Van Leeuwen

Nate The Great  Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Nate The Great And The Sticky Case  Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

No Fighting, No Biting!  Else Holmelund Minarik

No Tooth, No Quarter!  Jon Buller

Pocket for Corduroy, A  Don Freeman

Rollo And Tweedy And The Ghost At Dougal Castle  Laura Jean Allen

Ruby, The Copycat  Peggy Rathmann

Scruffy  Peggy Parish

Secret Of Foghorn Island, The  Geoffrey Hayes

Sheila Rae The Brave  Kevin Henkes

Shortest Kid In The World, The  Corinne Demas Bliss

Smallest Cow In The World  Katherine Paterson

Snowshoe Thompson  Nancy Smiler Levinson

Soap Soup And Other Verses  Karla Kuskin

Stan The Hot Dog Man  Ethel Kessler

Three Bears, The  Paul Galdone

Three Days On A River In A Red Canoe  Vera B. Williams

Wagon Wheels  Barbara Brenner

Who's Afraid Of The Big, Bad Bully?  Teddy Slater

Zack's Alligator  Shirley Mozelle

Zack's Alligator Goes To School  Shirley Mozelle

 

L

Books at this level are much longer and more complex, and include biographies; longer texts include many multisyllabic words and expand readers' vocabularies; some texts present abstract or symbolic themes.
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Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse Lionni
Big Al
Clemens
Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King
Marzollo
Harry and Willy and Carrothead
Caseley
How Much Is That Guinea Pig in the Window?
Rocklin
Katy and the Big Snow
Burton
The Littles
Peterson
The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy
Thayer
The Schoolyard Mystery
Levy
Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia
Parish

The Mud Pony Cohen
Apatosaurus Landau
Animal Tracks Dorros
Spiders Gibbons
Solve It! Goldish
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Babe Ruth Baseball Adler
Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia Parish
Rain Forest Miranda
The Big "M" Rothman
This Is My House Dorros

Japan Pluckrose
Chomp! A Book About Sharks Berger
The Grapes of Math Tang
Antarctica Fowler
Bats MacLulich
Flies Are Fascinating Wilkinson
In 1492 Marzollo
Solar System Vogt
Tell Me Why Planes Have Wings Willis
Tyrannosaurus Rex Landau

Afternoon On The Amazon  Mary Pope Osborne

Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day  Jean Van Leeuwen  (Theodore Geisel "Dr. Seuss" Award Winenr)

Amelia Bedelia  Peggy Parish

Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping  Peggy Parish

Beans On The Roof  Betsy Byars

Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story Of Balto, The  Natalie Standiford

Cam Jansen And The Ghostly Mystery  David A. Adler

Cam Jansen And The Mystery At The Monkey House  David A. Adler

Candy Corn Contest  Patricia Reilly Giff

Chang's Paper Pony  Eleanor Coerr

Clouds Of Terror  Catherine Welch

Curse Of The Cobweb Queen, The  Geoffrey Hayes

December Secrets  Patricia Reilly Giff

Deputy Dan And The Bank Robbers  Joseph Rosenbloom

Desert Giant: The World Of The Saguaro Cactus  Barbara Bash

Dinosaur Hunters  Kate McMullan

Dog That Stole Home, The  Matt Christopher

Dog-Gone Hollywood  Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Dragons Of Blueland, The  Ruth Stiles Gannett

Finding Providence  - Avi

Flight Of The Union, The  Tekla White

Football Friends  Jean Marzollo

George And Martha  James Marshall

George And Martha Back In Town  James Marshall

George And Martha One Fine Day  James Marshall

Ginger Brown The Nobody Boy  Sharon Dennis Wyeth

Grasshopper On The Road  Arnold Lobel

Gregory The Terrible Eater  Mitchell Sharmat

Hill Of Fire  Thomas Lewis

Horrible Harry And The Ant Invasion  Suzy Kline

Horrible Harry And The Green Slime  Suzy Kline

Hungry, Hungry Sharks  Joanna Cole

I Hate My Best Friend  Ruth Rosner

Kilmer's Pet Monster  Marcia Thornton Jones

Little Penguin's Tale  Audrey Wood

Long Way To A New Land, A  Joan Sandin

Long Way Westward, The  Joan Sandin

Mare for Young Wolf, A  Janice Shefelman

Marvin Redpost: Alone In His Teacher's House  Louis Sachar

Marvin Redpost: Is He A Girl?  Louis Sachar

Marvin Redpost: Kidnapped At Birth  Louis Sachar

Miss Nelson Has A Field Day  Harry Allard

Miss Nelson Is Missing!  Harry Allard

Mystery Of The Blue Ring, The  Patricia Reilly Giff

Pedro's Journal: A Voyage With Christopher Columbus  Pam Conrad

Perfect The Pig  Susan Jeschke

Pinky And Rex And The New Neighbors  James Howe

Pinky And Rex And The School Play  James Howe

Pooped Troop, The  Judy Delton

Quilt Story, The  Tony Johnston

Statue Of Liberty  Lucille Recht Penner

Surprises  Lee Bennett Hopkins

Tale Of Peter Rabbit, The  Beatrix Potter

Tales Of Amanda Pig  Jean Van Leeuwen

Three Smart Pals  Joanne Rocklin

Through Grandpa's Eyes  Patricia MacLachlan

Weather  Lee Bennett Hopkins

Whales: The Gentle Giants  Joyce Milton

Whistle For Willie  Ezra Jack Keats

Wind Blew, The  Pat Hutchins

 

M

Text includes more complex language, and requires reader to make interpretations; most books at this level have greatly expanded vocabulary; many books at this level have smaller print with narrower word spacing.
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Black Bear Cub Lind
A Book About Your Skeleton
Gross
Boundless Grace
Hoffman
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the U.F.O.
Adler
A Chair for My Mother
Williams
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Barett
Five True Dog Stories
Davidson
George Washington's Mother
Fritz
The Popcorn Book
dePaola
What Zoo-Keepers Do
Hanna

Buddy: The First Seeing Eye Dog Moore
Gung Hay Fat Choy Behrens
The Littles Go Exploring Peterson
Yellowstone National Park Petersen
Nine True Dolphin Stories Davidson
Boom! Gutner
Jungle Jack Hanna's Safari Adventure Probeg & Probeg
At 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Wirth
California or Bust! Stamper
Firefighters Dahlie

Tell Me How Much It Weighs Willis
Turtles Take Their Time Fowler
Five True Horse Stories Davidson
A. Lincoln and Me Borden
Journey of the Butterfly Scrace
Sounds, Light, Heat: Energy at Work Berger
Save the Rain Forests Fowler
Beethoven Myers
Helping Paws: Dogs That Serve Luke
I Hate English! Levine

Aliens for Breakfast  Jonathan Etra

Aliens For Lunch  Jonathan Etra

Art Lesson, The  Tomie dePaola

Arthur And The Lost Diary  Marc Brown

Arthur's Mystery Envelope  Marc Brown

Aunt Flossie's Hats And Crab Cakes Later  Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard

Baseball Flyhawk  Matt Christopher

Basket Counts  Matt Christopher

Bears On Hemlock Mountain  Alice Dalgliesh

Beast In Ms. Rooney's Room  Patricia Reilly Giff

Berenstain Bears And The Missing Honey, The  Stan & Jan Berenstain

Blue Ribbon Blues  Jerry Spinelli

Blueberries For Sal  Robert McCloskey

Bogeymen Don't Play Football  Debbie Dadey

Buster's Dino Dilemma  Marc Brown

Case Of The Elevator Duck, The  Polly Berrien Berends

Case Of The Hungry Stranger, The  Crosby Bonsall

Catch That Pass  Matt Christopher

Chalk Box Kid, The  Clyde Robert Bulla

Cherries And Cherry Pits  Vera B. Williams

Chicken Soup With Rice  Maurice Sendak

Chicken Sunday  Patricia Polacco

Copper Lady  Alice Ross

Day Of The Dragon King  Mary Pope Osborne

Deadly Dungeon, The  Ron Roy

Did You Carry The Flag Today, Charley?  Rebecca Caudill

Dinosaurs Before Dark  Mary Pope Osborne

Dirt Bike Racer  Matt Christopher

Drinking Gourd, The  F.N. Monjo

Elmer And The Dragon  Ruth Stiles Gannett

Fish Face  Patricia Reilly Giff

Frankenstein Doesn't Slam Hockey Pucks  Debbie Dadey

Frankenstein Moved In On The Fourth Floor  Elizabeth Levy

Freckle Juice  Judy Blume

Ghost In Tent 19, The  Jim O'Connor

Invisible Dog, The  Dick King-Smith

Jenny Archer, Author  Ellen Conford

Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business  Barbara Park

Junie B. Jones And Her Big Fat Mouth  Barbara Park

King Arthur  Marc Brown

Lily And Miss Liberty  Carla Stevens

Littles and the Lost Children, The  John Peterson

Littles And The Trash Tinies, The  John Peterson

Mitten, The  Jan Brett

Molly's Pilgrim  Barbara Cohen

My Father's Dragon  Ruth Stiles Gannett

One In The Middle Is The Green Kangaroo, The  Judy Blume

Postcard Pest, The  Patricia Reilly Giff

Rats On The Range And Other Stories  James Marshall

Rinaldo, The Sly Fox  Ursel Scheffler

Russell And Elisa  Johanna Hurwitz

Russell Sprouts  Johanna Hurwitz

Sable  Karen Hesse

Soccer Sam  Jean Marzollo

Solo Girl  Andrea Davis Pinkney

Sunset of the Sabertooth  Mary Pope Osborne

Werewolves Don't Go To Summer Camp  Debbie Dadey

What's Cooking, Jenny Archer?  Ellen Conford

Wonder Kid Meets The Evil Lunch Snatcher  Lois Duncan

 

N

Vocabulary continues to expand and go beyond readers' own experiences; variety of texts offer readers a chance to interpret information and speculate on alternate meanings.
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Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon Danziger
The Cat Who Wore a Pot on Her Head Slepian & Seidler
The Cat's Meow Soto
Dolphin's First Day Zoehfeld
Horrible Harry and the Ant Invasion Kline
Most Wonderful Doll in the World Stone & McGinley
Mummies in the Morning Osborne
Rumpelstiltskin Zelinsky
We'll Never Forget You, Roberto Clemente Engel
What Am I Made Of? Bennett

Endangered Animals: A New True Book Stone
Do Tornadoes Really Twist? Berger & Berger
Amber Brown Is Feeling Blue Danziger
Catwings Return Le Guin
A Dinosaur Named Sue Robinson
The Corn Husk Doll Schiller
The Garden on Green Street Schiller
Lily and Miss Liberty Stevens
How Is a Crayon Made? Charles
Louis Braille: The Boy Who Invented Books for the Blind Davidson

Staying Healthy: Sleep & Rest McGinty
Special Olympics Kennedy
Measuring Penny Leedy
Becoming a Citizen De Capua
Working at a TV Station Davis
Wild Weather: Blizzards! Hopping
Hawks on the Clock Moriarty
Tell Me How Far It Is Willis
Constellations Sipiera
Let's Find Out About Money Barbaras

Absent Author, The  Ron Roy

Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit  Paula Danziger

Archaeologists Dig For Clues  Kate Duke

Aunt Chip And The Great Triple Creek Dam Affair  Patricia Polacco

Bald Bandit, The  Ron Roy

Berlioz The Bear  Jan Brett

Blackberries In The Dark  Mavis Jukes

Busybody Nora  Johanna Hurwitz

Case Of Hermie The Missing Hamster, The  James Preller

Case Of The Christmas Snowman, The  James Preller

Cloud Book, The  Tomie dePaola

Dance With Rosie  Patricia Reilly Giff

Day with Daddy  Nikki Grimes

Don't Call Me Beanhead  Susan Wojciechowski

Enormous Crocodile, The  Roald Dahl

Flat Stanley  Jeff Brown

Flunking Of Joshua T. Bates, The  Susan Shreve

Gift For Mama, A  Esther Hautzig

Glass Slipper For Rosie, A  Patricia Reilly Giff

Goose's Gold, The  Ron Roy

Green Thumbs, Everyone  Patricia Reilly Giff

Hannah  Gloria Whelan

Helen Keller's Teacher  Margaret Davidson

How To Be Cool In The Third Grade  Betsy Duffey

Invisible Stanley  Jeff Brown

Jackie Robinson And The Story Of All Black Baseball  Jim O'Connor

Jenius: The Amazing Guinea Pig  Dick King-Smith

Julian, Dream Doctor  Ann Cameron

Julian, Secret Agent  Ann Cameron

Julian's Glorious Summer  Ann Cameron

Key To The Treasure  Peggy Parish

Lion Dancer  Kate Waters

Magic Finger  Roald Dahl

Max Malone Makes a Million  Charlotte Herman

Monster In The Third Dresser Drawer, The  Janice Lee Smith

My Name Is Maria Isabel  Alma Flor Ada

Pioneer Cat  William H. Hooks

Pompeii...Buried Alive!  Edith Kunhardt

Return Of The Home Run Kid  Matt Christopher

Rosie's Nutcracker Dreams  Patricia Reilly Giff

School's Out  Johanna Hurwitz

Shadow Of The Wolf, The  Gloria Whelan

Shoeshine Girl  Clyde Robert Bulla

Sidewalk Story  Sharon Bell Mathis

Silver  Gloria Whelan

Song Lee And The Hamster Hunt  Suzy Kline

Squanto, Friend Of The Pilgrims  Clyde Robert Bulla

Stories Huey Tells  Ann Cameron

Stories Julian Tells, The  Ann Cameron

Striped Ice Cream  Joan M. Lexau

Titanic Lost... And Found  Judy Donnelly

To The Top!: Climbing The World's Highest Mountain  Stephen Kramer

Toad For Tuesday, A  Russell E. Erickson

Trojan Horse: How The Greeks Won The War  Emily Little

True-Life Treasure Hunts  Judy Donnelly

Wayside School Gets A Little Stranger  Louis Sachar

White Bird  Clyde Robert Bulla

Witch Hunt: It Happened In Salem Village  Stephen Krensky

You Can't Eat Your Chicken Pox, Amber Brown  Paula Danziger

 

O

Longer books at this level present varied vocabulary that will require readers to interpret the meaning of the text; texts have more sophisticated subjects and more complex sentence structures.
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Borreguita and the Coyote: A Tale from Ayutla Mexico Aardema
The Boxcar Children #1 Warner
Case of the Secret Message: Clue Jr. #1 Teitelbaum & Morgenstern
City Green DiSalvo-Ryan
Elaine and the Flying Frog Chang
The Hundred Dresses Estes
The Legend of the Blue Bonnet dePaola
Owl Moon Yolen
The Spray-Paint Mystery Medearis
The Story of Ruby Bridges Coles  
 

The Kids' Invention Book Erlbach
A Picture Book of Sojourner Truth Adler
Miss Rumphius Cooney
Look What Came From Mexico Harvey
The Donner Party Olson
The Animal Shelter Mystery (Boxcar Children) Warner
I Wonder Why Snakes Shed Their Skins O'Neill
Flossie and the Fox McKissack
Where There Was Smoke Martinucci
Desert Life Mann

Adventures Of Ali Baba Bernstein  Johanna Hurwitz

All About Sam  Lois Lowry

Allen Jay And The Underground Railroad  Marlene Targ Brill

And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?  Jean Fritz

Armies Of Ants  Walter Retan

Baseball Fever  Johanna Hurwitz

Baseball Saved Us  Ken Mochizuki

Baseball's Best: Five True Stories  Andrew Gutelle

Berenstain Bear Scouts And The Magic Crystal Caper, The  Stan Berenstain

Beware, Dawn  Ann M. Martin

Blind Pony, The  Jeanne Betancourt

Bugs  Nancy Winslow Parker

Bus Station Mystery, The  Gertrude Chandler Warner

Chocolate Fever  Robert Kimmel Smith

Class President  Johanna Hurwitz

Claudia And The Little Liar  Ann M. Martin

Different Dragons  Jean Little

Dolphin Freedom  Wayne Grover

Eleven Kids, One Summer  Ann M. Martin

Elisa In The Middle  Johanna Hurwitz

Face-Off  Matt Christopher

George Washington's Socks  Elvira Woodruff

Ginger Pye  Eleanor Estes

Godzilla Ate My Homework  Marcia Thornton Jones

Grace The Pirate  Kathryn Lasky

Haunting Of Grade Three, The  Grace Maccarone

Henry and Beezus  Beverly Cleary

Henry And Ribsy  Beverly Cleary

Herbie Jones  Suzy Kline

Herbie Jones And The Class Gift  Suzy Kline

I Want a Pony  Jeanne Betancourt

King's Equal, The  Katherine Paterson

Look Out Washington D.C.!  Patricia Reilly Giff

Make A Wish, Molly  Barbara Cohen

McBroom's Wonderful One-Acre Farm  Sid Fleischman

Mieko And The Fifth Treasure  Eleanor Coerr

Moonwalk: The First Trip To The Moon  Judy Donnelly

Most Beautiful Place In The World, The  Ann Cameron

Mountain Top Mystery, The  Gertrude Chandler Warner

Mouse And The Motorcycle, The  Beverly Cleary

Muggie Maggie  Beverly Cleary

Mystery In The Old Attic, The  Gertrude Chandler Warner

Mystery On October Road  Alison Cragin Herzig

Next Stop, New York City!  Patricia Reilly Giff

Night Crossing  Karen Ackerman

Pony To The Rescue  Jeanne Betancourt

Ralph S. Mouse  Beverly Cleary

Ramona And Her Father  Beverly Cleary

Ramona And Her Mother  Beverly Cleary

Rent A Third Grader  B.B. Hiller

Sideways Stories From Wayside School  Louis Sachar

Smasher  Dick King-Smith

Socks  Beverly Cleary

Stay Away From Simon!  Carol Carrick

Ten True Animal Rescues  Jeanne Betancourt

They Led the Way: Fourteen American Women  Johanna Johnston

Tornado  Betsy Byars

What's The Big Idea, Ben Franklin?  Jean Fritz

What's The Matter With Herbie Jones?  Suzy Kline

Whipping Boy, The  Sid Fleischman

 

P

Informational texts at this level include history and biography, enabling readers to learn how to gain information from a variety of structures; concepts may include issues of early adolescence.
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Circle of Gold Boyd
Ghost vs. Ghost: Berenstein Bear Scouts #8 Berenstein & Berenstein
Great Black Heroes: Five Brave Explorers Hudson
If You Lived in Colonial Times McGovern
It's Mine! Lionni
Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World Walter
Llama Pajamas Clymer
The Magic School Bus® Inside the Earth Cole
Wanted Dead or Alive: The True Story of Harriet Tubman McGovern
Wild Weather: Hurricanes! Hopping

Encyclopedia Brown Carries On Sobol
The Magic School Bus® Inside a Beehive Cole
26 Fairmont Avenue dePaola
The Real McCoy Towle
A Whale Is Not a Fish Berger
Shoebag James
The Eagle Has Landed Merchant
The Drum Beats On Cherrington
Weather Fleisher
In the Rain Forest Anastasion

2095  Jon Scieszka

Amazing But True Sports Stories  Phyllis Hollander

Attaboy, Sam!  Lois Lowry

Baby Island  Carol Ryrie Brink

Baseball's Greatest Pitchers  Stephen Kramer

Best Enemies Again  Kathleen Leverich

Body Battles  Rita Golden Gelman

Book Of Black Heroes From A To Z, The  Wade Hudson

Bunnicula  Deborah Howe

Burning Questions Of Bingo Brown, The  Betsy Byars

Dolphin Adventure  Wayne Grover

Dragonling, The  Jackie French Koller

Dynamic Duos  David Moore

Ellen Tebbits  Beverly Cleary

Emily's Runaway Imagination  Beverly Cleary

Encyclopedia Brown And The Case Of The Disgusting Sneakers  Donald J. Sobol

Encyclopedia Brown And The Case Of The Secret Pitch  Donald J. Sobol

Encyclopedia Brown Gets His Man  Donald J. Sobol

Fantastic Mr. Fox  Roald Dahl

Finding The Titanic  Robert D. Ballard

Fire At The Triangle Factory  Holly Littlefield

Forgotten Door, The  Alexander Key

George's Marvelous Medicine  Roald Dahl

Giraffe And The Pelly And Me, The  Roald Dahl

Girl Called Al, A  Constance C. Greene

Good, The Bad, And The Goofy, The  Jon Scieszka

Grace's Letter to Lincoln  Peter Roop

Head Full Of Notions: A Story About Robert Fulton,  Andy Russell Bowen

Helen Keller  Stewart Graff

If You Grew Up With Abraham Lincoln  Ann McGovern

If You Lived at the Time of the Great San Francisco Earthquake  Ellen Levine

If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution  Elizabeth Levy

Indian School  Gloria Whelan

It's Mine!  Leo Lionni

Joyful Noise: Poems For Two Voices  Paul Fleischman

Knights Of The Kitchen Table  Jon Scieszka

Koya DeLaney And The Good Girls Blues  Eloise Greenfield

Lion To Guard Us, A  Clyde Robert Bulla

Magic School Bus And The Electric Field Trip, The  Joanna Cole

Magic School Bus Lost In The Solar System, The  Joanna Cole

Oh, Brother  Johnniece Marshall Wilson

One Day In The Tropical Rain Forest  Jean Craighead George

One Day In The Woods  Jean Craighead George

Owls In The Family  Farley Mowat

Pocketful Of Goobers: A Story About George Washington Carver, A  Barbara Mitchell

Private Notebook Of Katie Roberts, Age 11, The  Amy Hest

Stone Fox  John Reynolds Gardiner

Story Of George Washington Carver, The  Eva Moore

Story Of Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor, The  Margaret Davidson

Story Of Walt Disney, The  Bernice Selden

Sub, The  P. J. Petersen

Tut, Tut  Jon Scieszka

Tut's Mummy: Lost... And Found  Judy Donnelly

Twits  Roald Dahl

Who Shot The President: The Death Of JFK  Judy Donnelly

Wild Weather: Tornadoes!  Lorraine Jean Hopping

Writer Of The Plains: A Story About Willa Cather  Tom Streissguth

Yang The Third And Her Impossible Family  Lensey Namioka

Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear  Lensey Namioka

 

Q

Selections contain themes to foster group discussion; relationship of illustrations to text also offers opportunities for exploration and discussion; texts contain difficult words, some from languages other than English.
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Class Clown Hurwitz
Day of the Blizzard
Moskin
Encyclopedia Brown Takes the Cake!
Sobel
The Hundred Penny Box
Mathis
I Have a Dream: The Story of Martin Luther King
Davidson
Nothing's Fair in Fifth Grade
DeClements
Sarah Morton's Day
Waters
There's a Hamster in My Lunchbox
Clymer
True Stories About Abraham Lincoln
Gross
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
Scieszka

Favorite Medieval Tales Osborne
Help! I'm Trapped in the First Day of Summer Camp Strasser
Adventures of the Shark Lady McGovern
Exploring the Titanic Ballard
...If You Lived with the Cherokee Roop
Mary on Horseback Wells
American Tall Tales Osborne
Native American Art Motil
Animals of Long Ago Ring
Folktales from China Lawson

 

R

Books in this level contain sophisticated vocabulary to challenge readers; some of the longer chapter books require sustained reading effort over several sittings; books represent a range of times in history.
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The Adventures of Spider Arhurst
Gentle Annie: The True Story of a Civil War Nurse
Shura
The Great Kapok Tree
Cherry
Kid Power
Pfeffer
Martin Luther King Day
Lowery
Pirates Don't Wear Pink Sunglasses: Bailey School Kids #9
Dadey & Jones
The Secret Soldier: The Story of Deborah Sampson
McGovern
Snow Treasure
McSwigan
Teacher's Pet
Hurwitz
Weather Words and What They Mean
Gibbons

Listening to Crickets Ranson
Brian's Winter Paulsen
The Last Princess Stanley
Lewis and Clark: In Their Own Words Sullivan
Pigs Might Fly King-Smith
Draw Me a Story Winter
And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? Fritz
A Jar of Dreams Uchida Journey to Ellis Island Bierman
The Tortoise Shell & Other African Stories Smith

 

S

Selections challenge readers to make connections with previous reading and with historical events; words present many shades of meaning that require readers' interpretation; this level includes chapter books in a variety of genres.
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Catwings Le Guin
If You Grew Up with George Washington
Gross
Lon Po Po
Young
Misty of Chincoteague
Henry
Phoebe the Spy
Griffin
A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman
Adler
The Rough-Face Girl
Martin
Samuel's Choice
Berleth
The Story of the White House
Waters
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
Hopkinson

Ben and Me Lawson
In The Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Lord
Eureka! It's Television!
Bendick
In the Line of Fire: Eight Women War Spies Sullivan
The Star Fisher Yep
The Broccoli Tapes Slepian
Earthquake! A Story of Old San Francisco Kudlinski
Salsa Stories Delacreb
Bessie Coleman Brager
The Chicago Fire Gutner

 

T

At this level, readers encounter a variety of nonfiction text structures; expanded vocabulary requires readers to consider both literal and connotative meaning.
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Animorphs #4: The Message Applegate
Fur, Feathers, and Flippers
Lauber
Losing Joe's Place
Korman
Mr. Popper's Penguins
Atwater & Atwater
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
Steptoe
Navajo Long Walk
Armstrong
SOS Titanic
Bunting
Steal Away
Armstrong
They Came from Centerfield
Gutman
Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo
Filipovic

Sleepers, Wake Jacobs
Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens Lauber
Under the Royal Palms
Ada
Sounder Armstrong
The Girl Who Chased Sorrow Turner
Where Are the Wolves? Motil
Bonanza Girl Beatty
The Big Lie: A True Story Leitner
The Tall Tale of John Henry Neufeld
The Story of Levi's Burgan

 

U

Books cover a breadth of topics and present specific, technical information; illustrations require interpretation and connection to text; text requires readers to employ a wide range of reading strategies.
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Alexander Graham Bell: An Inventive Life MacLeod
The Journal of Jedediah Barstow
Levine
Report to the Principal's Office! School Daze #1
Spinelli
P.S. Longer Letter Later
Danzinger & Martin
Remnants #1: The Mayflower Project
Applegate
The Wizard of Oz
Baum
Bridge to Terabithia
Paterson
13 Ghosts: Strange But True Stories
Osborne
Ella Enchanted
Levine
Number the Stars
Lowry

First Ladies: Women Who Called the White House Home Gormley
Hoang Anh: A Vietnamese-American Boy Hoyt-Goldsmith
The Story of My Life Keller
An Indian Winter Freedman
The Secret Garden Burnett
Midnight Magic Avi
Geysers: When Earth Roars Gallant
Sir Arthur Kotsakis
Golden Games Zemanski
Great Explorations Neufeld

 

V

Texts present complex issues and use technical language; topics are distant from students' experience in terms of time and geographic area, and may include realistic historical information and more difficult themes.
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The Thief Lord Funke
John and Abigail Adams: An American Love Story
St. George
The Life and Words of Martin Luther King Jr.
Peck
A Long Way from Chicago
Peck
Around the World in a Hundred Years: From Henry the Navigator to Magellan
Fritz
Watchers #6: Lab 6
Lerangis
The Golden Goblet
McGraw
The Westing Game
Raskin
Lincoln: A Photobiography
Freedman
Walk Two Moons
Creech

Get on Board: The Story of the Underground Railroad Haskins
How I Came to Be a Writer Reynolds Naylor
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Rowling
The Music of Dolphins Hesse
Alice in Wonderland Carroll
1000 Facts About Space Beasant
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Avi
Old Yeller Gipson
Under Wraps Goldfish
Eleanor Roosevelt Blevins

 

W

Books present complex information requiring readers to employ a wide range of content knowledge and to understand the basic organizational structures of nonfiction; topics explore the human condition and social issues; texts vary in length; print is generally in a small font.
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Taylor
The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
Farmer
Survival in the Storm: The Dust Bowl Diary of Grace Edwards
Janke
Confucius: The Golden Rule
Freedman
The Usborne Book of Inventors From DaVinci to Biro Reid &
Fara
Pyramid
Macaulay
Mark Twain: America's Humorist, Dreamer, Prophet
Cox
Stormbreaker
Horowitz
Numbering All the Bones
Rinaldi
The Journal of Patrick Seamus Flaherty: United States Marine Corps, Khe Sanh, Vietnam, 1968
White

You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton? Fritz
Sea Otter Rescue: The Aftermath of an Oil Spill Smith
From Rags to Riches Aaseng
Our World of Mysteries Lord
The First Woman Doctor Baker
Through My Eyes Bridges
The Phantom Tollbooth Juster
Buried in Ice: The Mystery of a Lost Arctic Expedition Beattie & Geiger
Dive! Earle
The Moon Bridge Savin

 

X

Covers increasingly mature themes, and requires extensive prior knowledge; texts are designed to present a significant amount of new information.
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Run Away Home McKissack
A Place to Hide: True Stories of Holocaust Rescues
Pettit
Song Quest (The Echorium Sequence)
Roberts
Artemis Fowl Book #2:The Arctic Incident
Colfer
The Iceberg Hermit
Roth
Cowboys of the Wild West
Freedman
Cleopatra
Green
Gulliver's Stories
Swift & Dolch
Childtimes: A Three-Generation Memoir
Greenfield & Jones

 

One More River to Cross Haskins
Out of the Dust Hesse
Children of the Wild West Freedman
Anne Frank: Beyond the Diary van der Rol & Verhoeven
Bully For You Teddy Roosevelt Fritz
Call It Courage Sperry
Sarah Bishop O'Dell
At Her Majesty's Request: An Africa Princess in Victorian England Meyers
M.C. Higgins the Great Hamilton
Summer of Fire Lauber

 

Y

Books feature similar themes to previous levels, with more explicit detail; requires critical reading skills to evaluate the quality and objectivity of the text.
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Samir and Yonatan Carmi
The Call of the Wild
London
Now Is Your Time! The African-American Struggle for Freedom
Myers
Philip Hall Likes Me. I Reckon Maybe.
Greene
Sacajawea
Bruchac
...And Now Miguel
Krumgold
The Best Poems Ever: A Collection of Poetry's Greatest Voices
Mesmer et al.
Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave
Hamilton
Bull Run
Fleischman
Your Life in Poems
Doersch

Castle Macaulay
The Day Martin Luther King, Jr. Was Shot Haskins
My Brother Sam Is Dead Collier & Collier
Seeing Earth from Space Lauber
Restless Spirit Partridge
Tales Mummies Tell Lauber
The Colorado River Rawlins
Blizzard! Murphy
I Am an American Stanley
Tales of Real Escape Dowswell

 

Z

A challenge for more widely-read students requiring critical reading skills; topics include controversial social and political issues; readers experience complex examples of nonfiction organizational structure.
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories of the Supernatural Stevenson
The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child
Jiménez
Red Scarf Girl
Liang
Louis Armstrong: Singing, Swinging, Satchmo
Brown
The Raven and Other Poems
Poe
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Verne
Top Ten Shakespeare Stories
Deary
Memories of Vietnam: War in the First Person
Weiss
Invincible Louisa
Meigs

Treasure Island Stevenson
Great Escapes of World War II Sullivan
We Shall Not Be Moved Dash
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Twain
Triumph on Everest Coburn
Black Beauty Sewell
Where the River Runs Graff
The Day the Women Got the Vote Sullivan
The History of Emigration from China and Southeast Asia Prior
City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction Macaulay