Because every reader is different, parents are encouraged to use their own best judgment when choosing books for their child.
Please visit our Kids Books page to find out more about new books, award winners, and staff picks.
Guided Reading Level Lists (Fountas & Pinnell)
There are many different systems in use for leveling books. The Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level system is one program in use in the Gail Borden Library District area. Click one of the links below to search for books at that level.
Not sure which level your child is currently reading at? This chart shows how Fountas and Pinnell reading levels correspond to grade levels and Lexile levels.
We have now made it even easier for you to find the right beginning reader for your child. Just look for these colored spines:
Books at this level have strong picture support; repetitive patterns; and controlled repeated vocabulary.
Books at this level have increasingly more lines of print per page; typically 2 – 4 sentences per page at most and more complex sentence structure.
Books at this level have more text per page; richer vocabulary; greater variation in sentence pattern; and more formal and descriptive language.
"High-low" books are written for reluctant readers and students reading below grade level. Our high-low reading list includes books that will appeal to middle-schoolers and high-schoolers. Most of these books are written at a fourth-grade reading level or lower.
Autobiographies and Personal Narratives
Need help finding an autobiography for a school assignment? Click here for a list of titles in the Youth and Middle School areas of the library!