Suggested Reading Levels by Grade

We encourage everyone to select books by Reading Level instead of Grade or Age. You wouldn't buy your student a shoe based on grade, you'd have them try on different sizes. The same with books. Readola provides the tools you need to find the right fit. For situations where you can't measure your student's level, here's a great place to start with approximate levels by grade. (Scroll down for full chart) Please remember your student's ability and interest can easily cross into levels slightly above and below their assessment or age. 

One other quick note. If you're wondering why some picture books are in middle grade reading levels, or some graphic novels are in the lower grade levels, remember that titles are grouped by the difficulty of the text. Some picture books have lots of text and more difficult words, many graphic novels focus on the illustrations with little or simple text. The most important aspect is for kids to find books they're comfortable with and then start challenging them to improve!

K-2nd Grade

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2nd - 3rd Grade

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3rd - 4th Grade

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MIDDLE SCHOOL AND JUNIOR HIGH - 5th - 6th Grade

(Please note, some higher level books have advanced content. Please review student selections.)

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7th - 8th Grade

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9th Grade and Up (Young Adult)

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