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Guided Reading


Leveled Books

The following is a list of Guided Reading levels and some examples of books at that level. This will help you get an idea of what a book at a particular level will look like [ amount of text, words per page, and the type of story structure]. It is a good idea to use one of the examples to help you find other books at that level. All of the books listed can be found on Amazon.com.

 

Level A
Do you want to Be My Friend?, Eric Carle
What has Wheels, Karen Hoenecke
Flowers Karen, Hoenecke

Level B
Cat on the Mat Brian, Wildsmith
Have You Seen My Cat?, Eric Carle
Have you seen My Duckling?, Nancy Tafuri
Bears in Pairs, Niki Yektai
What’s for Dinner?, Karen Hoenecke

Level C
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Bill Martin
Beware, Gail Jorgensen
Here Comes the Band, Gail Jorgensen
Baby Says, John Steptoe
A Rainbow of my Own, Don Freeman
Three Bears, Margaret Hiller

Level D
Bears in the Night, Stan and Jan Berenstain
Bears on Wheels, Stan and Jan Berenstain
Oops!, Mercer Mayer
How Many Bears in a Box, David Carter
Sam’s Ball [series], Babro Lindgren

Level E
Where’s Spot?, Eric Hill
All By Myself, Mercer Mayer
Foot Book, Dr. Seuss
Quick as a Cricket, Audrey and Don Wood
Spring is Here, Taro Gomi

Level F
Growing Vegetable Soup, Lois Ehlert
I Took My Frog to the Library, Eric Kimmel
Just Like Daddy, Frank Asch
Lady with the Alligator Purse, Nadine Bernard Westcott
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, Dr. Seuss

Level G
Boats Anne, Rockwell
Buzz Said the Bee, Wendy Lewison
Jump Frog, Jump Robert Kalan
Feathers for Lunch, Lois Elhert
Just Me and My Babysitter, Mercer Mayer

 Level H
Building a House, Byron Barton
Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown
Just Me and My Dad, Mercer Mayer
The Cake That Mack Ate, Rose Robart
Sammy the Seal, Syd Hoff

Level I
 Just a Mess, Mercer Mayer
Small Pig, Arnold Lobel
Hiccups for Elephant, James Preller
Noisy Nora Rose,Mary Wells
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Michael Rosen

Level J
The Very Hungry Caterpilla, Eric Carle
Cat in the Hat, Dr.Seuss
Henry and Mudge and the Forever Sea, Cynthia Rylant
Little Bear, E.H. Mimarik

Level K
Corduroy, Don Freeman
Madeline, L. Bemekmans
Franklin Goes to School, P. Bourgeois
Frog and Toad Together, Arnold Lobel
Nate the Great Books, M. Sharmat
Clifford the Big Red Dog, Norman Bridwell
Arthur’s Loose Tooth, Lillian Hoban

Level L
Cam Jansen Books, David Adler
Amelia Bedelia Books, Peggy Parish
Pee Wee Scouts, Judy Delton
Pinky and Rex and the Spelling Bee, James Howe
Horrible Harry and the Art Invasion, Suzy Kline

Level M
The Triplet Trouble and the Talent Show Mess, Debbie Dadey
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Judi Barrett
Magic Tree House Series, Mary Pope Osborne
Junie B. Jones and the Stupid  Smelly Bus, Barbara Park
Monsters Don’t Scuba Dive, Debbie Dadey

Level N
Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon, Paula Danziger
Herbie Jones Series, Suzy Kline
The Enormous Crocodile, Roald Dahl
Shark in School Patricia, Reilly Giff
Clue Jr. Series

Level O
Boxcar Children Series, G.C. Warner
Pony Pal Series, Jeanne Betancourt
Ramona Series, Beverly Cleary
Flossie and the Fox, Patricia McKissack
Baseball Fever, Johanna Hurwitz

Level P
One Day in the... Series, Jean Craighead George
Encyclopedia Brown Series, D. Sobol
Magic School Bus, J. Cole and B. Degen

Level Q
American Girl Series, Pleasant Company
Laura Ingalls Wilder Series, Laura Ingalls Wilder
Anastasia Series, Lois Lowry
Help! I’m Trapped in.... Series, Todd Stasser

Level R
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Roald Dahl
The Enormous Egg, Oliver Butterworth
Nothing’s Fair in the Fifth Grade, Barthe DeClements
Dancing with Manatees, Faith McNulty
Adventures of Ali Baba Bernstein, Johanna Hurwitz

Level S
From the Mixed of Files of Mrs. Basil  E. Frankweiler, E.L. Konigsburg
The Story of Harriet Tubman; Conductor of the Underground Railroad, Kate McMullen
The Pinballs, Betsy Byars
Baseball Turnaround, Matt Christopher
Danger! Earthquakes, Seymour Simon

Level T
Blubber Judy Blume
Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution, Jean Fritz
Harry Potter and the Sorcer’s Stone, J.K. Rowling
The Day the Fifth Grade Disappeared, Terri Fields
The Chocolate War, Robert Cormier

Level U
Baseball in April and Other Stories, Gary Soto
Catherine, Called Birdy, Karen Cushman
My Side of the Mountain, Jean Craighead George
The Summer of the Swans, Betsy Byars
Bridge to Terabithia, Katherine Patterson

Level V
Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O’Dell
A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L’Engle
What Do Fish Have to Do with Anything, Avi
The Twenty-One Balloons, William DuBois

Level W
You Want Women to Vote Lizzie Stanton, Jean Fritz
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, Mildred Taylor
Pride of Puerto Rico: The Life of  Roberto Clemente Paul, Robert Walker
The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster