When I go to the library or bookstore

    I know that my book is just right if I ask myself…


    INTEREST: Am I interested in learning about this character or subject?

    WORDS: Can I read almost ALL the words correctly?

    VOICE: Does my reading sound like my talking voice?

    TALK: Can I talk about what I read? Can I talk about what I think?


    I KNOW my book is just right if I can answer yes, yes, yes, yes!



    Just Right Level P-R


    These longer stories require the reader to sustain interest and meaning over time. They contain complex themes and are written using sophisticated vocabulary which is not clearly defined for the reader.  The sentence structures become longer and more complex. The topics go beyond personal experiences and require the reader to take on perspectives.

    Abby Hayes (series)by Anne Mazor

    American Girl Series

    Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowery

    Battle for the Castle by Winthrop

    Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

    Clarice Bean series by Lauren Child

    Deltora Quest by Emily Rodda

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series by Jeff Kinney

    Dragon Slayer Academy (series) by Kate McMullen

    Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

    Frindle by Andrew Clements

    Fudge series by Judy Blume

    Guardians of Ga’hole series

    Geronimo Stilton by Geronimo Stilton

    Help, I’m Trapped (series) by Clifford

    James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

    Jake Maddox Series (sports)

    Joshua T.Bates series by Susan Shreve

    The Library Card by Jerry Spinelli

    Skinnybones by Parks

    Spiderwick Chronicles

    Stuart Little by E.B. White

    Time Warp Trio by Scieszka

    Wayside School (series) by Louis Sachar




    More Challenging Texts S-V

    Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan

    Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

    Charlie Bones Series by Jenn Nummo

    The City of Ember Series by Jeanne DuPrau

    The Good Dog by Avi

    The Kid Who Ran for President/ The Kid Who Became President by Dan Gutman

    The Million Dollar Series by Dan Gutman

    Poppy and Rye by Avi

    The Sisters Grimm Series by Michael Buckley



    Reading nonfiction is also very important to build vocabulary and knowledge. Non Fiction books support students' interests and increase their motivation to read. 


Last Modified on August 26, 2018