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Guided Reading Book list organized by level

 

LEVEL L

 

Level L marks a big shift in the reading material. Many texts are longer chapter books with only a few illustrations. The pictures provide much less support. More characters are involved in the plots, and there are more sophisticated language structures, more detail, and more description. Stories are more involved, and the vocabulary is challenging. Text size is smaller and word spacing is narrower.

 

In general, the texts require higher level conceptual work to understand the subtleties of plot and character development. Reading a book must be sustained over several days and is supported by group discussion during and after. Reading will be primarily independent, mostly silent but with be primarily independent, mostly silent but with some parts read aloud for emphasis or interest. The following titles are examples of books that might be available in a public library. Your public librarian could be another resource in locating additional titles. When looking for other titles take this description of Level L books as a reference.

 

 


 

Title

Author

Publisher

Afternoon on the Amazon

Osborne, M. Pope

Random House

Alexander &the Wind-Up Mouse

Lionni, Leo

Scholastic

All About Stacy

Giff, Patricia Reilly

Dell Publishing

Amelia Bedelia

Parish, Peggy

Harper & Row

Amelia Bedelia /Surprise Shower

Parish, Peggy

Harper & Row

Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping

Parish, Peggy

Avon Camelot

Amelia Bedelia Helps Out

Parish, Peggy

Avon Camelot

Amelia Bedelia's Family Album

Parish, Peggy

Avon Books

Animal Reports

Sloan, P. & S.

Sundance

Animal Tracks

Dorros, Arthur

Scholastic

Beans on the Roof

Byars, Betsy

Dell Yearling

Big Al

Clements Yoshi, A.

Scholastic

Bravest Dog Ever, The

Standiford, Natalie

Random House

Brigid Beware

Leverich, Kathleen

Random House

Brigid Bewitched

Leverich, Kathleen

Random House

Brigid the Bad

Leverich, Kathleen

Random House

Cam Jansen/at the Monkey House

Adler, David

Puffin Books

Cam Jansen/ Flight 54

Adler, David

Puffin Books

Cam Jansen/Babe Ruth Baseball

Adler, David

Puffin Books

Cam Jansen/ of the Carnival Pizza

Adler, David

Puffin Books

Cam Jansen/of the Circus Clown

Adler, David

Puffin Books

Cam Jansen/ Dinosaur Bones

Adler, David

Puffin Books

Cam Jansen/ Gold Coins

Adler, David

Puffin Books

Cam Jansen/ Monster Movie

Adler, David

Puffin Books

Cam Jansen/ Stolen Corn Popper

Adler, David

Puffin Books

Cam Jansen/ Stolen Diamonds

Adler, David

Puffin Books

Cam Jansen/Television Dog

Adler, David

Puffin Books

Cam Jansen/ U.F.O

Adler, David

Puffin Books

Candy Corn Contest, The

Giff, Patricia Reilly

Dell Publishing

Case of the Cool-Itch Kid, The

Giff, Patricia Reilly

Dell Publishing

Chang's Paper Pony

Coerr, Eleanor

Harper Trophy

Come Back, Amelia Bedelia

Parish, Peggy

Harper & Row

Conversation Club, The

Stanley, Diane

Aladdin

Day of the Rain, The

Cowley, Joy

Dominie Press

Day of the Snow, The

Cowley, Joy

Dominie Press

Day of the Wind, The

Cowley, Joy

Dominie Press

Deputy Dan Gets His Man

Rosembloom, J.

Random House

Dinosaur Days

Milton, Joyce

Random House

Dinosaur Reports

Sloan, P. & S.

Sundance

Dog that Pitched a No-Hitter, The

Christopher, Matt

Little Brown

Dog-Gone Hollywood

Sharmat, M. Weinman

Random House

Flower of Sheba, The

Orgel, Doris

Bantam

George and Martha

Marshall, James

Houghton Mifflin

Good As New

Douglas, Barbara

Scholastic

Good Work, Amelia Bedelia

Parish, Peggy

Avon Camelot

Gregory, the Terrible Eater

Sharmat, M. Weinman

Scholastic

Happy Birthday, Martin L. King

Marzollo, Jean

Scholastic

Happy Birthday, Moon

Asch, Frank

Simon & Schuster

Harry & Willy & Carrothead

Caseley, Judith

Scholastic

Hill of Fire

Lewis, T.P.

HarperCollins

Honey Bees

Kahkonen, S.

Steck-Vaughn

Horrible Harry/ Art Invasion

Kline, Suzy

Scholastic

Horrible Harry/ Green Slime

Kline, Suzy

Pufflin Books

Horrible Harry/Kickball Wedding

Kline, Suzy

Pufflin Books

Horrible Harry/ Room 2B

Kline, Suzy

Pufflin Books

How Do Plants Get Food

Goldish, Meish

Steck-Vaughn

Hungry, Hungry Sharks

Cole, Joanna

Random House

I Know a Lady

Zolotow, Charlotte

Puffin Books

Jane Goodall & the Wild Chimp..

Birnbaum, Bette

Steck-Vaughn

Jennifer, Too

Havill, Juanita

Hyerion

Josefina Story Quilt, The

Coerr, Eleanor

Harper Trophy

Katy & the Big Snow

Burton, V. L.

Scholastic

Little, The

Peterson, John

Scholastic

Magic Fish

Littledale, Freya

Scholastic

Make Way For Ducklings

McCloskey, Robert

Puffin Books

Marvin Redpost/Why Pick on Me

Sachar, Louis

Random House

Miss Nelson is Missing

Allard, Harry

Houghton Mifflin

Mog at the Zoo

Nicoll, Helen

Penguin

Mog's Mumps

Nicoll, Helen

Penguin

Mr. Grumpy's Outing

Burningham, John

Holt

Mystery of the Pirate Ghost, The

Hayes, Geoffrey

Random House

No Jumping On The Bed!

Arnold, Tedd

Scholastic

Over in the Meadow

Galdone, Paul

Simon & Schuster

Owl & the Pussy Cat

Lear, Edward

Scholastic

PeeWeeScouts/Cookies&Crutch

Delton, Judy

Dell Publishing

Pee Wee on First

Delton, Judy

Dell Publishing

Pee Wees on Parade

Delton, Judy

Dell Publishing

Pee Wees on Skis

Delton, Judy

Dell Publishing

Perfect the Pig

Jeschke, Susan

Scholastic

Picking Apples & Pumpkins

Hutchings, A & R

Scholastic

Pickle Puss

Giff, Patricia Reilly

Dell Publishing

Pinky & Rex

Howe, James

Avon Books

Pinky&Rex&the MeanOld Witch

Howe, James

Avon Books

Pinky&Rex&the Spelling Bee

Howe, James

Avon Books

Pioneer Bear

Sandin, Joan

Random House

Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia

Parish, Peggy

Scholastic

Pooped Troop, The

Delton, Judy

Dell Publishing

Powder Puff Puzzle, The

Giff, Patricia Reilly

Dell Publishing

Puppy Who Wanted a Boy, The

Thayer, Jane

Scholastic

Quilt Story, The

Johnston & de Paola

Scholastic

Rosie's Story

Gogoll, Martine

Mondo

Sadie & the Snowman

Morgan, Allen

Scholastic

Say "Cheese"

Giff, Patricia Reilly

Dell Publishing

Schoolyard Mystery, The

Levy, Elizabeth

Scholastic

Squanto &the First Thanksgiving

Celsi, Teresa

Steck-Vaughn

Tale of Peter Rabbit, The

Potter, Beatrix

Scholastic

Three Blind Mice Mystery, The

Krensky, Stephen

Dell Publishing

Three Little Pigs

Galdone, Paul

Houghton Mifflin

Three Little Pigs

Once Upon a Time

Wright Group

Three Little Pigs, The

Marshall, James

Scholastic

Three Smart Pals

Rocklin, Joanne

Scholastic

Through Grandpa's Eyes

MacLachlan, P.

Harper Trophy

TripleTrouble&Field Day Disaster

Dadey, D. & Jones, M.

Scholastic

TripleTrouble& Red Heart Race

Dadey, D. & Jones, M.

Scholastic

TripleTrouble&Runaway Reindeer

Dadey, D. & Jones, M.

Scholastic

TripleTrouble&TalentShow Mess

Dadey, D. & Jones, M.

Scholastic

Whales-The Gentle Giants

Milton, Joyce

Random House

What Kind of Babysitter is This

Johnson, Dolores

Scholastic

What Next, Baby Bear?

Murphy, Jill

Dial

When the Giants Came to Town

Leonard, Marcia

Scholastic

Whistle for Willie

Keats, Ezra Jack

Penguin

Wind Blew, The

Hutchins, Pat

Puffin Books

 

Book titles organized by level were taken from:

Fountas, I., and G. Pinnell. 1996. Guided Reading. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Books at this level are for Transitional Readers If you want to see to what grade this level might occur please check the Text Gradient Chart or To see how reading develops go to Readers and how they change over time.

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