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, and yes! 


    Levels L-M

    Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish

    Arthur Chapter Books by Marc Brown

    Bailey School Kids by Debbie Dadey

    Cam Jansen by David Adler

    George and Martha by James Marshall
    Horrible Harry by Suzy Kline
    Jenny Archer by Ellen Conford
    Judy Moody by Megan McDonald
    Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park
    The Kids of the Polk Street School by Patricia Reilly Giff 
    The Littles by John Peterson
    Magic Tree House by Mary Pepe Osborne
    Marvin Redpost by Louis Sachar
    Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
    Matt Christopher Series by MattChristopher

    Miss Nelson is Missing by James Marshall

    My Weird School by Dan Gutman
    New Kids at the Polk Street School by Patricia Reilly Giff 
    Pee Wee Scouts by Judy Delto
    Pinky and Rex by James Howe
    Ready Freddy! (series) by Abby Klein

    Riverside Kids (series) by Johanna Hurwitz

    Tales of Amanda Pig by Jean Van Leeuwen



    Levels N- O


    These stories become more complex and are about more sophisticated themes. The longer chapters present a variety of problems that go beyond personal experiences. The themes require interpretation. There is use of literary devices such as irony and suspense. The vocabulary continues to expand and increases in difficulty.


    A-Z Mysteries by Ron Roy

    All Star Sport Stories by Fred Bowen

    Amber Brown series by Paula Danziger

    Box Car Children by Gertrude Warner

    Catwings Adventures by Ursula Leguin

    Chocolate Fever by Kimmel-Smith

    Doyle and Fossey Science Detectives (series) by Michelle Torrey

    Dragon Slayer Academy by Kate McMullin

    Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

    Gooney Gird Greene (series) by Lois Lowry

    Julian/Huey stories (series) by Ann Cameron

    Mallory Series by Laurie Friedman

    Meg Mackintosh (series) by Lucinda Landon

    Pony Pals by Jeanne Betancourt

    Stink! (series) by Megan McDonald

    Tales from the House of Bunnicula by James Howe

    Weird Planet by Dan Greenburg


    Levels P-Q-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

    Stuart Little by E.B. White

    Time Warp Trio by Scieszka

    Wayside School (series) by Louis Sachar

Last Modified on April 29, 2019