Books by DRA Level
lists of the best children's books

Below are the best children's books, organized by DRA Level. We've scoured the bookstore shelves, talked to teachers, read a lot of online reviews, even surveyed children...and in the end we've come up with what we think is the best children's books for each of the DRA Level. 

We'll keep adding to these lists as new discoveries are made (and please feel free to recommend any we missed.)  In the meantime, we sincerely hope these lists will be a helpful resource for teachers in need of guided reading books or for parents looking for books for their own children to read.

PARENTS: For an explanation of what DRA Levels are, please see the bottom of this page. And to find out your child's current reading level, just ask his or her teacher. :)

(We are still working on compiling lists for levels A-6.  Please check back soon.)

Level 8 books


 Level 10 books


 Level 12 books


Level 14 books


Level 16 books


Level 18 books


Level 20 books 


Level 24 books


Level 28-30 books


  Level 34 books


Level 38 books


  Level 40 books 


  Level 50 books 


  Level 60 books 


  Level 70 books








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