Books written at Level J
with links to buy on Amazon

Below are books that are perfect for kids reading on Guided Reading Level J. 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!

The Stray Dog
(a family finds
a stray dog while
on a picnic --
Caldecott winner!)
Guided Reading J

Buzz Boy and
Fly Guy
(Buzz and Fly Guy
are superheroes!--
LOVE this series!)
Guided Reading J

Duck on
a Bike

(Once duck rides
bike, other
want to!)
Guided Reading J

Fly Guy and
the Frankenfly

(Buzz has a night-
mare about a scary
Frankenfly monster!)
Guided Reading J

Wild About Books
(a librarian finds
the perfect book for
each zoo animal)

Guided Reading J

There's a Fly Guy
In My Soup

(Fly Guy creates havoc
at a fancy restaurant)
Guided Reading J

Amazing Grace
(a little girl who
loves stories and
acting them out)
Guided Reading J

Leonardo the
Terrible Monster

(a not-so-terrible monster
tries to be more scary)
Guided Reading J

The Cat in
the Hat
(a class about a crazy
cat creating havoc)
Guided Reading J

The Pigeon Finds
a Hot Dog

(will pigeon share his
hot do with duckling)
Guided Reading J

Green Eggs
and Ham
(classic Seuss book
starting Sam-I-Am
Guided Reading J

Hop on Pop
(rhyming book
full of Seuss's
trademark rhymes)
Guided Reading J

The Duckling
Gets a Cookie

(Duckling asks for a
cookie and gets one.
What will pigeon do?)
Guided Reading J

The Pigeon
Needs a Bath
(pigeon is super
dirty needs coaxing
to take a bath)
Guided Reading J

A Fly Went By
(a whole range of
creatures rush by...
where are they going?)
Guided Reading J

Duck Rabbit
(a simple drawing
could be a duck OR a
rabbit. Which is it?)
Guided Reading J

I Wanna Iguana
(a boy and his mom
exchange letters about
getting an iguana)
Guided Reading J

This Is Not My Hat
(a little fish steals
a hat. So Funny!)
Caldecott Winner!
Guided Reading J

Today I Feel Silly
(a little girl explores
her many moods --
super adorable)
Guided Reading J

Fancy Nancy and
the Mean Girl
(Nancy is picked for
the relay team...but
so is that mean girl)
Guided Reading J

Little Pea
(little pea's mom
and dad try to cojole
him to eat his
candy but all he
wants are veggies)
Guided Reading J

(a little boy learns
that pictures don't
have to turn out
exactly perfect in
order to be great)
Guided Reading J

Hand, Hand,
Fingers, Thumb

(a band of hyper
monkeys explain hands, fingers, and thumbs)
Guided Reading J

No More
Monsters for Me!

(what will a girl do
when  a monster is
hiding in her basement)
Guided Reading J

My Monster
Mama Loves
Me So

(funny explanations
of how monster mamas
take care of their kids)
Guided Reading J

Polar Bear Night
(beautifully illustrated
nighttime tale --
perhaps a little young
for level J readers tho)
Guided Reading J

many Poppleton
series books
(a cute series about
a pig about town)
Guided Reading J

Book! Book!

(animal friends head
to the library for some
reading material)
Guided Reading J

Morris Goes
to School
(Morris goes to school
and learns to count)
Guided Reading J

Danny and
the Dinosaur

(first in the series--
explains how they met)
Guided Reading J

the Emu

(tired of being an emu
Edward tries to act
like other animals)
Guided Reading J

The Day the
Babies Crawled

(toddler saves runaway
babies who are off
on an adventure)
Guided Reading J

A Quarter from
the Tooth Fairy

(reader about a
boy who loses a tooth
and is visited by the
tooth fairy -- teaches
about coins)
Guided Reading J

The Bravest
Dog Ever
(true story about a
dog sled team--lead
by Balto--that braved
a snow storm to
deliver medicine)
Guided Reading J

Harry the
Dirty Dog

(cute classic about
a dog who loves
to play outside
and hates baths!)
Guided Reading J

(a porcupine in a
petting zoo tries
to woo a fellow
prickly creature)
Guided Reading J

Fantastic Frogs
(solid informational
text about how frogs
grow, what they eat,
where they live...)
Guided Reading J

The Giant Hug
(a hug travels across
the country from animal
to animal to get all
the way to grandma)
Guided Reading J

(a wild horse
heads to the city
to try and find
where he's needed)
Guided Reading J

Ten Timid

(ghosts happily haunt
a house until a
mean witch moves in)
Guided Reading J

When the
Wind Stops
(this is a touching
book about the cycle
of life. Absolutely
gorgeous illustrations)
Guided Reading J

Diary of a
(a cute wombat
describes his life
of eating, sleeping,
digging holes)...
Guided Reading J

The Rain
Came Down
(a storm brings a chaos;
by No David creator
David Shannon)
Guided Reading J

Cowgirl Kate:
School Days

(Kate goes to school
in the latest book
in this great series!)
Guided Reading J

Old Black Fly
(an ABC book of
all the stuff that one
old black fly gets into
--great illustrations!)
Guided Reading J

My Lucky Day
(when a pig shows
up at his door, fox
thinks it's his lucky
day...but is it?)
Guided Reading J

Strange Pet

(Max & Emma want
a pet but Emma is
allergic...what to do?)
Guided Reading J

Fancy Nancy:
The 100th
of School
(Nancy needs to bring
100 things to school)
Guided Reading J

Fancy Nancy
and the

from Paris

(will the new boy
from Paris be fancy?)
Guided Reading J

Fancy Nancy:
Poison Ivy

(Nancy accidentally
picks poison ivy!)

Guided Reading J

Fancy Nancy: Spectacular Spectacles
(Nancy wants fancy
glasses like Bree's)

Guided Reading J

many Little Bear
series books
(adorable classic
series about a little
bear and his mama)
Guided Reading J

Fancy Nancy:
Day is
Earth Day

(Nancy wants her
family to go green)
Guided Reading J

Washington and General's Dog
(great kids bio; includes
a true story about saving
a dog during battle)
Guided Reading J

Mouse Soup
(can mouse save
himself from
being Weasel's
next meal?)
Guided Reading J