Books for Level 12/Level G
with links to buy on Amazon

Below are books that are perfect for kids reading on DRA Level 12 / Guided Reading Level G. (It's the same level--just some schools use the one book leveling system and others use the other.)  All of the book titles below are linked to that book on Amazon (or to our review page of that book, which also includes a link to buy on Amazon).  Please note that if you purchase an item from Amazon, they give us a small referral fee. This helps pay for site hosting costs, thus allowing us to keep everything free for site visitors!

For tips on how to help a kid who is reading at this level AND details on what is different in books at this level, select either DRA Level 12 or Guided Reading Level G.  On those same pages you will also find a link to buy used book sets on this level.

We hope this list will help you get your reader stocked up for hours of reading fun!


David Goes
to School

(a little boy has a hard
time following the rules.
Great discussion starter!)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



David Gets
in Trouble

(mischievous boy learns
to say sorry instead of
"it's not my fault")

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



A Big Guy
Took
My Ball

(can Gerald help Piggie
get her ball back?
VERY popular series)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



There is a Bird
on Your Head

(Gerald learns what
is worse than one
bird on your head)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



Kitten's First
Full Moon

(kitten mistakes the
moon for a bowl of
milk. Caldecott winner!)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



The Pigeon Has
Feelings, Too

(Pigeon runs through
his signature gamut
of emotions -- funny!)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



If You Give a
Pig a Party

(next installment in
this series about
unending requests)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



The Best
Mouse Cookie

(mouse bakes
cookies in his
little mouse house)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



Yuck! Stuck
in the Muck!

(a dog and a duck
set off a muddy
chain of events)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



Why Benny
Barks

(cute story about
a dog that barks
all the time!)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



There's a Mouse
in the House!

(a mouse comes to
stay -- how will the
family react?)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



I Really
Like
Slop

(Gerald isn't terribly
fond of Piggie's new
concoction--slop!)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



Naughty Little
Monkeys

(a rhyming ABC book
full of monkey
misbehavior)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



The Fat Cat Sat
on the Mat

(can anyone get
the cat off the mat --
good early reader)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



The Great
Race

(who will win when
the animals on the
farm have a race?)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



Polar Bear,
Polar Bear, What

Do You Hear?

(animal sounds -- really
for preschoolers but
good reading practice)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



Please Write
Back

(a cute alligator writes
letter to grandma)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



The Chick that
Wouldn't Hatch

(an unhatched egg
goes on an adventure)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



My Dog,
Buddy

(a little dog can't seem
to follow directions)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



Who Wears
Glasses

(safari animals wear
glasses with style!)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



Pete the Cat and
the Bad Banana

(will a rotten bite ruin
Pete's love of bananas?)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



Mittens
(a scared kitty is
rescued and taken
to a new home)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G

Little Big Horse:
Where's My Bike?

(what will horse do when
his friend breaks his bike?)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



The Cows are
in the Corn

(story about animals
running amok)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



Draw Me a Star
(a celebration
of imagination
by Eric Carle)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



Hondo & Fabian
(a sweet 'day in the
life' book about two
pets--Caldecott winner)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



Brand New
Pencils, Brand
New Books

(first day of school tale)
DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



The Carrot Seed
(classic story about
the patience needed
when planting)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



Buzz Said
the Bee

(hilarious tale that
results in a big
pile of animals!)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



Marvin K.
Mooney,
Will You
Please
Go Now?

(via funny, crazy means
of transportation)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



My New Boy
(story from a dog's
point of view about
finding the right kid)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



More Spaghetti,
I Say!

(rhyming story about
a monkey who
LOVES spaghetti)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



First Grade
Friends: The
Class Trip

(being safe on a
trip to the zoo)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



First Grade
Friends: Lunch
Box Surprise

(uh-oh...Sam's mom
forgot to pack lunch)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



I'm a
Caterpillar

(a caterpillar shares
the stages of the life
cycle. Nice collages!)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



Sir Small and
the Dragonfly

(a tiny knight rescues
the kidnapped princess
in the town of PeeWee)

DRA 12 / Guided Rdg G



Popular Series at Level 12 / G

Noodles series: Not every book, but many of the books in the Noodles series are written at level 12 / level G. This includes: I Lost My Tooth, I Love School!, Don't Cut My Hair, I Love Christmas! , I Love Colors!, and I Can Help.

Click here to see Noodles books on Amazon





Biscuit series: Some of the books in the Biscuit series are written at level 12 / level G. This includes: Biscuit Wins a Prize, Happy Birthday Biscuit, Biscuit and the Baby, Biscuit's Valentine's Day, and Happy Easter Biscuit. 

Most of the other books in the series are level F. You can see those books shown here.

Click here to see Biscuit books on Amazon