Books for Level 16/Level I

Below are books that are perfect for kids reading on DRA Level 16 / Guided Reading Level I. (It's the same level--just some schools use the one book leveling system and others use the other.)  In general, kids read books on level I / DRA 16 at the end of first grade or beginning of second grade (although every child is different). We hope this list will help you get your reader stocked up for hours of reading fun, and as always, if you know of a good book you think we should include, just let us know.  

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Get the BEST DEAL with our leveled BOOK SETS:

Level I book sets -and- DRA 16 book sets

10 books for just $25!  That's 40% off retail prices.

Each set was put together by K-2 teachers. The books in our sets are used books, but they are also in great condition--ranging from like new to good. Click the link to see the sets that are currently available.



How Do
Dinosaurs
Say
Good Night?

(dinos show typical
bedtime antics)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


Elephants
Cannot Dance
(Gerald can't dance
even when Piggy
tries to teach him)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


Diary of
a Worm
(hilarious diary about
daily life as a worm--
at school, at home...)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


Are You My
Mother?

(baby bird goes in
search of his mother--
a classic early reader!)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


My New Friend
Is So Fun
(Piggy has a new
friend, but is Gerald
ready to share?)
DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


Go Away,
Dog

(a dog wants to play
and won't listen
when
he's shooed away)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I



The Kissing
Hand

(a racoon's mother
helps him overcome
first day jitters)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


Hi! Fly Guy
(a boy and a fly meet 
and become friends--
first in the series!)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


Parts
(a silly little boy is
comically anxious
about common
bodily functions)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


Shoo, Fly Guy!
(Fly Guy goes in search
of his favorite food--
what could that be?)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


I Spy Fly Guy
(Fly Guy & Buzz play
hide-&-seek...until the
garbageman comes!)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


Glad Monster,
Sad Monster

(a die cut book
that shows different
monster feelings)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I



Fly Guy Meets
Fly Girl
(Fly Guy has finally
met his true love!)
DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


Two Crazy Pigs
(two pigs drive every-
one crazy with their
pranks, but are missed
when the leave)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


Blackout
(a family is forced to
unplug in a blackout
--Caldecott winner!)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


Green Wilma
(silly tale about a girl
who seems to have

turned into a frog)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


I Want My
Hat Back
(a bear goes in
search of his lost
hat -- adorable!)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


Bad Kitty
(recounts a cat going
bananas over different
things, always in
alphabetical order)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I



There's a Night-
mare in My Closet

(classic Mercer Mayer book
where a boy 'takes on' the
scary
thing in his closet)
DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


We're Going on
a Bear Hunt

(based on the classic
song, a family ventures
through a range of
different landscapes)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


How I Spent
My Summer
Vacation

(a boy's embellished
tale of his many
summer adventures)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I

Don't Let the
Pigeon
Drive the Bus

(a pigeon tries to
convince the reader to
let him drive a bus)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


Joseph Had a
Little Overcoat

(rather than throw items
out, Joseph turns it
into something new)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I

Gilbert and the
Lost Tooth

(Gilbert loses his
tooth before he can
put it under his pillow!)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I



Level I book sets -and- DRA 16 book sets

10 books for just $25!  That's 40% off retail prices.

Each set was put together by K-2 teachers. The books in our sets are used books, but they are also in great condition--ranging from like new to good. Click the link to see the sets that are currently available.



Robert the 
Rose Horse
(an allergic horse
saves the day
with his sneeze)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


Hiccups for
Elephant

(elephant's hiccups
are keeping all
the animals awake)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


Oliver
(an aspiring circus
elephant finds an
even better dream)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


Grizzwold
(what's a bear to do
when he can't find a
place to live?)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


Arthur and
the School Pet
(DW learns that
there's a lot involved
with caring for a pet)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


My Tooth
is About to
Fall Out

(good easy reader that
kids can relate to)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I



Snake Mistake
(a snake eats light-
bulbs, thinking they
are eggs--oh no!)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


Good Night,
Good Knight

(a brave knight
comes across some
dragons--tiny ones!
)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


Flap Your
Wings

(a bird family is in for
a surprise when they
take in a strange egg)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


Small Pig
(a pig runs away
to the big city to
find better mud!
Dated but cute.)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


Snail City
(life is nice and slow
in Snail City...until
zippy Gail is born)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


Stanley
(Stanley's not like
other cavemen!
--great
book on individuality
)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I



Flower Girl
(cute story about a girl
who is nervous to be
the flower girl at her
sisters wedding)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


Barn Storm
(a funny chain of
events occurs after
a tornado hits a farm)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


A Day at
Greenhill Farm

(nice pictures of farm
animals paired wit
informational text)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


I'm Not
Scared

(Noodles goes in
search of the perfect
Halloween costume)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I


Dogerella
(a cute dog version
of the well-known
Cinderella story)

DRA: 16 / Guided Rdg: I





Get the BEST DEAL with our leveled BOOK SETS:

Level I book sets -and- DRA 16 book sets

10 books for just $25!  That's 40% off retail prices.

Each set was put together by K-2 teachers. The books in our sets are used books, but they are also in great condition--ranging from like new to good. Click the link to see the sets that are currently available.



Enjoy the books!

Betsy, Cindy, and Virginia
(the teachers/sisters behind this website)

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