books by lexile

Popular Children's Books
sorted by Lexile Levels

There are four main book leveling systems used in schools across the country -- Lexile, Fountas & Pinnell (Guided Reading), DRA, and Accelerated Reader (AR). In making our lists, we decided to base them on Fountas & Pinnell. However, if your school uses Lexile Measures, you can use the following chart to find books equivalent to the different Level ranges.

Please note: There are lots of different charts out there that attempt to match up the levels of the different systems, and they all seem to have slight discrepancies. After looking at DOZENS of these charts, we decided to go with the Reading A-Z site (here).

First Grade: 80L - 450L

For the range of first grade Lexile levels (80L - 450L), these lists will be helpful:


Second Grade: 451L - 600L

For the range of second grade Lexile levels (451 - 600), these lists will be helpful:


Third Grade: 651L - 770L

For the range of third grade Lexile levels (651 - 770), these lists will be helpful:


Fourth Grade: 771L - 860L

For the range of fourth grade Lexile levels (771 - 860), these lists will be helpful:


Fifth Grade: 861L-980L

For the range of fifth grade Lexile levels (861-980), these lists will be helpful:


Sixth Grade & Up: 920L-1140L

For the range of sixth grade and up Lexile levels (920-1140), these lists will be helpful: