Books by Level

I’ve decided I need another way to sort my reviews – by reading level. Hopefully this will make it easier for me (and visitors) to find a book by level. This will also help me see where my gaps in book knowledge are and encourage me to write more reviews.  Because my school uses Accelerated Reader, and because AR seems to have the largest catalog of leveled books, that’s what I’ll use to organize this list. I’ve decided not to include the YA titles I’ve read if I would not put them in the hands of an elementary child (up to 5th grade, or age 11). Even if the reading level is low, some content is just not appropriate for the younger set.

Grade 2 (2.0-2.9)

(hmm, I need some here)

Grade 3 (3.0-3.9)

Eggs by Jerry Spinelli (3.6)
Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows (3.2)
Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli (3.8) YA?
The Wish by Gail Carson Levine (3.5)

Grade 4 (4.0-4.9)

Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally) by Lisa Yee (4.1)
Darth Paper Strikes Back by Tom Angleberger (4.6)
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl (4.1)
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen (4.2)
Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech (4.2)
The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr (4.5)
Homefront by Doris Gwaltney (4.0)
Leap of Faith by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (4.2)
Love that Dog by Sharon Creech (4.5)
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli (4.7)
Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan (4.1 to 4.7)
Ruby Lu, Brave and True by Lenore Look (4.1)
The Secret School by Avi (4.1)
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger (4.7)
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo (4.7)
The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin (4.2)

Grade 5 (5.0-5.9)

Artemis Fowl (book 1) by Eoin Colfer (5.0)
Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan (5.4)
Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld (5.4)
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale (5.3)
The Book of Three (Chronicles of Prydain 1) by Lloyd Alexander (5.3)
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson (5.2)
Digory the Dragon Slayer by Angela McAllister (5.5)
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan (5.3)
Frindle by Andrew Clements (5.4)
Forest Born by Shannon Hale (5.4)
Goliath by Scott Westerfeld (5.3)
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale (5.9)
The Gypsy Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (5.2)
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (5.4)
The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner (5.7)
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (5.3)
Lunch Money by Andrew Clements (5.2)
My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett (5.6 – really? I disagree. Third grade seems a better fit.)
No Talking by Andrew Clements (5.0)
River Secrets by Shannon Hale (5.7)
That Girl Lucy Moon by Amy Timberlake (5.3)
The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg (5.9)
Who Ran My Underwear up the Flagpole? by Jerry Spinelli (5.0)

Grade 6 (6.0-6.9)

The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley (6.8)
The Declaration by Gemma Malley (6.2)
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale (6.0)
The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner (6.7)
The Time Thief (Gideon Trilogy 2) by Linda Buckley-Archer (6.5)
The Time Travelers (Gideon Trilogy 1) by Linda Buckley-Archer (6.3)
The Time Quake (Gideon Trilogy 3) by Linda Buckley-Archer (6.8)
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (6.0)

Grade 7 (7.0-7.8)

The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley (7.0)


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