When a school board librarian receives a question twice, he or she can be sure that that others have the same question and are either too shy to ask or don’t realize that there’s a school board librarian to answer these questions. I decided to take a deep breath and tackle the compilation of a list of free databases of leveled books. Just writing the word leveled gives me shivers. As a Canadian/American, do I spell it with one “l” or two? How do I feel about leveling books? No sixth grader wants to read a book that says it’s appropriate for 4th graders. Do kids comprehend that an N-leveled book is supposed to be below a sixth grader’s reading level? Is there a humiliation factor involved?
In any case, I am here to serve so please find below my not entirely comprehensive list whose links were working as of October 2012. Also, you can click here to get a Reading Level Conversion Chart Be advised that I am not responsible for the accuracy of the leveling done by these organizations:
Beaverton School District Leveled Books Database: https://leveledbooks.beaverton.k12.or.us/search.php
Leveled Book lists:
Leveled Books Database:
Portland Public Schools Leveled Book Database:
Scholastic Book Wizard: