Books written at Level J

Below are books that are perfect for kids reading on Guided Reading Level J. In general, kids read books on level J at the 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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The Stray Dog
(a family finds
a stray dog while
on a picnic --
Caldecott winner!)
Guided Reading J


Buzz Boy and
Fly Guy
(Buzz and Fly Guy
are superheroes!--
LOVE this series!)
Guided Reading J


Duck on
a Bike

(Once duck rides
a
bike, other
farm
animals
want to!)
Guided Reading J


Fly Guy and
the Frankenfly

(Buzz has a night-
mare about a scary
Frankenfly monster!)
Guided Reading J


There Was An
Old Lady Who
Swallowed
Fly Guy

(a funny twist on the
popular tale)


Wild About Books
(a librarian finds
the perfect book for
each zoo animal)

Guided Reading J



Hop on Pop
(rhyming book
full of Seuss's
trademark rhymes)
Guided Reading J


A Fly Went By
(a whole range of
creatures rush by...
where are they going?)
Guided Reading J


The Pigeon Finds
a Hot Dog

(will pigeon share his
hot do with duckling)
Guided Reading J


The Pigeon
Needs a Bath
(pigeon is super
dirty needs coaxing
to take a bath)
Guided Reading J


The Duckling
Gets a Cookie

(Duckling asks for a
cookie and gets one.
What will pigeon do?)
Guided Reading J


Green Eggs
and Ham
(classic Seuss book
starting Sam-I-Am
)
Guided Reading J



Amazing Grace
(a little girl who
loves stories and
acting them out)
Guided Reading J


Fancy Nancy and
the Mean Girl
(Nancy is picked for
the relay team...but
so is that mean girl)
Guided Reading J


The Cat in
the Hat
(a class about a crazy
cat creating havoc)
Guided Reading J


There's a Fly Guy
In My Soup

(Fly Guy creates havoc
at a fancy restaurant)
Guided Reading J


many Poppleton
series books
(a cute series about
a pig about town)
Guided Reading J


Hand, Hand,
Fingers, Thumb

(a band of hyper
monkeys explain hands,
fingers, and thumbs)
Guided Reading J



Level J book sets -- 10 books for $25!

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.



Danny and
the Dinosaur

(first in the series--
explains how they met)
Guided Reading J


No More
Monsters for Me!

(what will a girl do
when  a monster is
hiding in her basement)
Guided Reading J


Morris Goes
to School
(Morris goes to school
and learns to count)
Guided Reading J


Chester
(a wild horse
heads to the city
to try and find
where he's needed)
Guided Reading J


A Quarter from
the Tooth Fairy

(reader about a
boy who loses a tooth
and is visited by the
tooth fairy -- teaches
about coins)


Harry the
Dirty Dog

(cute classic about
a dog who loves
to play outside
and hates baths!)
Guided Reading J



Book! Book!
Book!

(animal friends head
to the library for some
reading material)
Guided Reading J


Edward
the Emu

(tired of being an emu
Edward tries to act
like other animals)
Guided Reading J


My Monster
Mama Loves
Me So

(funny explanations
of how monster mamas
take care of their kids)
Guided Reading J


Polar Bear Night
(beautifully illustrated
nighttime tale --
perhaps a little young
for level J readers tho)
Guided Reading J


Ten Timid
Ghosts

(ghosts happily haunt
a house until a
mean witch moves in)
Guided Reading J


The Rain
Came Down
(a storm brings a chaos;
by No David creator
David Shannon)
Guided Reading J



The Day the
Babies Crawled
Away

(toddler saves runaway
babies who are off
on an adventure)
Guided Reading J


My Lucky Day
(when a pig shows
up at his door, fox
thinks it's his lucky
day...but is it?)
Guided Reading J


The Giant Hug
(a hug travels across
the country from animal
to animal to get all
the way to grandma)
Guided Reading J


The Bravest
Dog Ever
(true story about a
dog sled team--lead
by Balto--that braved
a snow storm to
deliver medicine)
Guided Reading J


Old Black Fly
(an ABC book of
all the stuff that one
old black fly gets into
--great illustrations!)
Guided Reading J


Porcupining
(a porcupine in a
petting zoo tries
to woo a fellow
prickly creature)
Guided Reading J



Level J book sets -- 10 books for $25!

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.



Duck Rabbit
(a simple drawing
could be a duck OR a
rabbit. Which is it?)
Guided Reading J


I Wanna Iguana
(a boy and his mom
exchange letters about
getting an iguana)
Guided Reading J


Diary of a
Wombat
(a cute wombat
describes his life
of eating, sleeping,
digging holes)...
Guided Reading J


When the
Wind Stops
(this is a touching
book about the cycle
of life. Absolutely
gorgeous illustrations)
Guided Reading J


Today I Feel Silly
(a little girl explores
her many moods --
super adorable)
Guided Reading J


This Is Not My Hat
(a little fish steals
a hat. So Funny!)
Caldecott Winner!
Guided Reading J



Cowgirl Kate:
School Days

(Kate goes to school
in the latest book
in this great series!)
Guided Reading J


Fancy Nancy:
The 100th
Day
of School
(Nancy needs to bring
100 things to school)
Guided Reading J


Fantastic Frogs
(solid informational
text about how frogs
grow, what they eat,
where they live...)
Guided Reading J


Emma's
Strange Pet

(Max & Emma want
a pet but Emma is
allergic...what to do?)
Guided Reading J


Fancy Nancy
and the
Boy

from Paris

(will the new boy
from Paris be fancy?)
Guided Reading J


Fancy Nancy:
Spectacular
Spectacles

(Nancy wants fancy
glasses like Bree's)

Guided Reading J



Fancy Nancy:
Poison Ivy
Expert

(Nancy accidentally
picks poison ivy!)

Guided Reading J


many Little Bear
series books
(adorable classic
series about a little
bear and his mama)
Guided Reading J


Leonardo the
Terrible Monster

(a not-so-terrible monster
tries to be more scary
--so adorable)
Guided Reading J


Washington and
General's Dog

(great kids bio; includes
a true story about saving
a dog during battle)
Guided Reading J


Mouse Soup
(can mouse save
himself from
being Weasel's
next meal?)
Guided Reading J


Fancy Nancy:
Every
Day is
Earth Day

(Nancy wants her
family to go green)
Guided Reading J



Enjoy the books!

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

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Get the BEST DEAL with our leveled BOOK SETS:

Level J book sets -- 10 books for $25!

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.


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