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Find the Reading Level of a Book
Looking for award-winning books or books at a specific...
- grade level?
- reading level?
- interest level?
Deciding whether a book is appropriate requires research. These databases will help you by allowing you to search by levels, themes and topics, and more.
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database
The Children's Literature Comprehensive Database is a complete source of information about children's books. There are more than 150,000 reviews of children's books--all full text searchable from 27 sources of reviews.
Find a Book's Reading Level
The following contain frameworks for ascertaining reading levels of texts, as well as searches for books by reading or Lexile level.
Booksource: Leveled Readers
This book store/commercial website provides a number of reading levels for each title. Browse the Leveled Readers section to see sample titles at each level, or search for a title to find its level.
Lexile Framework website
Search for titles to find the Lexile level, or copy and paste a paragraph of text. See the LEXILE TOOLS menu.
Reading A-Z: Leveled Printable Books
The library does not subscribe to this subscription service, but the reader can VIEW SAMPLE STORIES at all levels without downloading.
Scholastic Book Wizard
Find out Grade Level Equivalent (1.0 to 12.9), Guided Reading (A-Z), DRA (A,1-80), and Lexile® Measure of books.