Recommended Reading

Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Books

Click on your child’s reading level in the table below for easy access to a list of books in our collection that can be found in the Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Book List. Please note that levels are not available for every title we own, and there may be many appropriate books for your child on our shelves that are not on these lists.

Grade LevelFountas & Pinnell Levels
KindergartenA, B, C, D
Grade 1E, F, G, H, I, J
Grade 2K, L, M
Grade 3N, O, P
Grade 4Q, R, S
Grade 5 – Grade 8T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

Recommended Reading Lists by Grade Level

Where Else Can I Find Books?

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

The Association for Library Service to Children promotes reading and books through recommendations, compilations of lists, and related services. See their book lists, notable books, and award winners.

Novelist K-8 Plus

With its fun and intuitive interface, and extensive feature content, NoveList K-8 will be the resource you and your young readers turn to when looking for the next book to read. Access inside the library or outside the library.

Staff Picks

Another by Christian Robinson: This picture book is playful and imaginative, and kids will love decoding the story and taking the narrative into their own hands.

The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell: This graphic novel follows a neighborhood of kids that transform ordinary cardboard into fantastical homemade costumes as they explore conflicts with friends, family, and their own identity.

The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz: Three children (and their dog) travel across 13th-century France to escape prejudice and persecution in a thrilling adventure.