Books for Level L / Level 20
with links to buy on Amazon

Below are books that are perfect for kids reading on Guided Reading Level L / DRA Level 20. (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!

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

Chester
(a spunky cat wants
to be the star of his
owner's book and
makes funny edits)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



The Book with
No Pictures
(the reader has to
say the words on
the page...funny!)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



Dog Breath
(corny but funny book
about a dog with
bad breath--lots
of play on words!)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



Officer Buckle
and Gloria

(a dog steals the show
during safety assemblies
-- Caldecott Winner!)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



Dex: The Heart
of a Hero

(a little dog tries to
turn his dream of being
 a Super Hero into reality)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



The Gruffalo
(a mouse invents
a terrible monster
to save himself
from being eaten)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



Gaston
(adorably illustrated
story about two dogs
accidentally switched
at birth --SO CUTE!)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



Wemberly
Worried

(a little mouse worries
about everything
--Caldecott Winner!)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



Duck & Goose
(two friends mistake
a ball for an egg and
fight over caring for it
--teaches cooperation)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



No Jumping
on the Bed
(a boy jumps on the
bed & crashes thru to
neighbor apartments)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



If You Take a
Mouse to School
(cute story of a
little mouse's ever
increasing demands)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



One of Each
(a cute terrier used to
fill his 'perfect' house
with one of everything
until he makes a friend)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



Dogzilla
(the mouse residents
of Mousopolis try to
rid their city of the
terrible Dogzilla)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



Fancy Nancy
and the
Mermaid Ballet

(Nancy wants to
be a mermaid)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



Dear Mrs. LaRue
(a dog stuck in a dog
training school writes
exaggerated letters
to his owner--funny!)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



Fancy Nancy and
the Delectable
Cupcake

(Nancy makes cupcakes
for the bake sale)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



Naked Mole Rat
Gets Dressed

(Wilbur is the only
Naked Mole Rat who
wants to wear clothes!)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



Interrupting
Chicken

(a little chick keeps
interrupting his dad's
story--Caldecott book!)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



Exclamation
Mark

(an exclamation mark
learns being different
can be exciting)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



Animals Should
Definitely Not
Wear Clothing

(title says it all...
classic but so funny!)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



Imogene's Antlers
(a girl wakes up
to discover that she
suddenly has antlers)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



All Aboard the
Dinotrain
(dinos go for a ride on
a train with no brakes)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



The Biggest,
Best Snowman
(a little girl builds
a great big snowman)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



Wallace's Lists
(a careful little
mouse learns the joy
of spontaneity)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



Miss Nelson
is Missing

(+ sequels too!)

(a misbehaving class
gets one tough sub!)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



I'm a Shark
(meet a little shark
who is 'apparently'
not afraid of anything!
Adorable and funny!)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



Song and
Dance Man

(grandpa shares stories
of his vaudeville days
--Caldecott Winner)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



Scaredy Squirrel
(a very careful squirrel
tries to prepare for any
emergency..and then
learns a good lesson)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



Creepy Carrots
(a bunny who loves
carrots suddenly
thinks they are
following him)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



Abuela
(a girl imagines that
she and her grandma
take a magical flight
over New York City)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



Harvey Potter's
Balloon Farm
(a girl learns how
this farmer grows his
crop of balloons)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



Adele & Simon
(as a brother & sister
make their way thru
Paris, he keeps leaving
things behind...Pretty!)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



Me...Jane
(snapshot bio of a
young Jane Goodall
and her love of nature
--Caldecott winner!)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



The Hallo-Wiener
(a wiener dog is
teased but ends up
saving the day on
Halloween)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



I'm Dirty!
(a backhoe explains
why he loves his
dirty job--funny
sequel to I Stink!)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



Tacky the Penguin
(quirky little Tacky
annoys fellow penguins
until he saves the day)
DRA 20 / Guided Rdg L



Some good early readers for this level include:

  • many Amelia Bedelia series books
  • many Ready Freddy! series books
  • many Ricky Ricotta Mighty Robot books
  • many Cam Jansen series books
  • Stinky Stern Forever
  • Germs! Germs! Germs!
  • Amazing Snakes!
  • The Best Seat in Second Grade
  • I Am a Leaf!
  • Stuart's Cape

click here to learn about these early readers at Amazon.com


All of the book titles above are linked to that book on Amazon. Please note that if you buy 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!