Guided Reading Level E / DRA Level 8 Books

Below are the best Guided Reading Level E / DRA Level 8 books. (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 Guided Reading Level E / DRA Level 8 around the middle of first grade (although every child is different, so check with your child's teacher to determine his/her exact level). We hope this list will help you get your reader stocked up for hours of reading fun. If you find a book below that you want to know more about, click the link to see the book on Please note that if you purchase an item from Amazon, they give us a small referral fee (which helps pay for site hosting costs).

Leveled Book Sets
all Guided Reading Level E / DRA 8 Books

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Guided Reading E book sets  -or-  DRA Level 8 book sets      

Best Picture Books
at Guided Reading Level E / DRA 8 Books

David Smells
(funny, simple board
book about the senses)

Dinosaurs Dance
(cute and very simple--
two words per spread)

Go, Dog. Go!
(Dr. Seuss beginner
book about fun dogs)

Kipper's A to Z
(traditional ABC
format -- cute!)

Pete the Cat: Too
Cool for School

(we've yet to meet a kid
who doesn't love Pete!)

Wake Up, Sun!
(barnyard animals think
the sun forgot to come up)

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I Am Water
(explores water
uses and forms)

Cat's Colors
(cat explores the
colors around him)

The Cat and the
Bird in the Hat
(a cat and his pet bird
learn to get along)

Tiny Goes to
the Library
(early reader)

When Tiny
Was Little
(early reader)

Tiny's Bath
(cute early reader about
bathing this huge dog!)

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The Foot Book
(Dr. Seuss beginner
book about feet)

The Nose Book
(Dr. Seuss beginner
book about noses)

The Eye Book
(Dr. Seuss beginner
book about eyes)

The Ear Book
(Dr. Seuss beginner
book about ears)

The Adventures
of Taxi Dog
(a homeless NYC dog
makes a new friend
who drives a taxi)

Oh Cats!
(early reader about
girl playing with cats)

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Level E book sets -and- DRA 8 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.

Enjoy the books!

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