Books for Reading Level S
with links to buy on Amazon

Below are books that are perfect for kids reading on DRA Level S. (It's the same level--just some schools use the one book leveling system and others use the other.) We hope this list will help you get your Level S reader stocked up for hours of reading fun!

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The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins
(describe)
Guided Rdg Level S



So You Want
to Be President

(describe)
Guided Rdg Level S



The One and
Only Ivan
(describe)
Guided Rdg Level S



Turtle in
Paradise

(describe)
Guided Rdg Level S



Don't You Know There's a War On?
(describe)
Guided Rdg Level S



Letters from Rifka
(describe)
Guided Rdg Level S



The Song of the
Water Boatman

(describe)
Guided Rdg Level S



Ida B:...and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World
(describe)
Guided Rdg Level S



The Twits
(describe)
Guided Rdg Level S



The Secret of
Platform 13
(describe)
Guided Rdg Level S



Lily's Crossing
(describe)
Guided Rdg Level S



The Good Dog
(describe)
Guided Rdg Level S



The Great Gilly Hopkins
(describe)
Guided Rdg Level S



The Cricket in
Times Square

(describe)
Guided Rdg Level S



From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankenwiler
(describe)
Guided Rdg Level S



Matilda
(describe)
Guided Rdg Level S



Breaking
Stalin's Nose

(describe)
Guided Rdg Level S



Brave Irene
(describe)
Guided Rdg Level S



The Houdini Box
(describe)
Guided Rdg Level S



When Jessie Came Across the Sea
(describe)
Guided Rdg Level S



Esio Trot
(describe)
Guided Rdg Level S



The Young Man
and the Sea

(describe)
Guided Rdg Level S



Sahara Special
(describe)
Guided Rdg Level S



A Dog's Life
(describe)
Guided Rdg Level S



Chapter Book Series
written at Reading Level S


Big Nate series: Most of the (many!) books in this series are written at Guided Reading Level S, including the following:

  • Big Nate in a Class by Himself
  • Big Nate Flips Out
  • Big Nate Goes for Broke
  • Big Nate Makes the Grade
  • Big Nate Think Alike
  • Big Nate Say Goodbye to Dork City
  • Big Nate The Crowd Goes Wild
  • Big Nate and Friends
  • Big Nate in a Class by Himself
  • Big Nate Welcome to My World

Click here to see Big Nate books on Amazon





Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: Three of the books in this series are written at Guided Reading Level S, including: The Sea of Monsters, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympians. [There are two additional books --The Lightning Thief (#1) and The Titan's Curse (#3) -- and they are both level W.]

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The Tales of Dimwood Forest series: Most of the books in this series are written at Guided Reading Level S, including: Poppy, Poppy and Rye, Ereth's Birthday and Poppy's Return. (Other books are Ragweed and Poppy and Ereth.)

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