Find Books by Lexile Measures
- 0-300L 1st Grade
- 140-500L 2nd Grade
- 330-700L 3rd Grade
- 445-810L 4th Grade
- 565-910L 5th Grade
- 665-1000L 6th Grade
- 735-1065L 7th Grade
- 805-1100L 8th Grade
- 855-1165L 9th Grade
- 905-1195L 10th Grade
- 940-1210L 11th/12th Grade
- 1210+ College/Adult
Find Books by Recommended Reading Levels
- Toddler (0-3 years)
- Preschool (4-5 years)
- Kindergarten (5-6 years)
- Lower Elementary (1st-3rd Grade)
- Upper Elementary (4th-6th Grade)
- Middle School (7th-8th Grade)
- High School
- Reference Books
If you know your child’s Lexile reading measure, select books around or above that number from the lexile listings.
A student receives his or her Lexile reader measure from a reading test or program. This may be available if your child has been tested in the public school domain.
If you don’t know your child’s lexile level
Consider the following questions for your child.
- What is his/her current grade in school?
- Does your child consider the books that are required reading very hard, just fine, or too easy to read?
- Depending on your answers to the previous questions, look at the chart and pick the grade level of your child and depending on his ability choose:
Very Hard to read — Pick books with lexile scores on the low end or on the high end of the previous grade. As he improves move your choice toward the center of the lexile range for his grade.
Just Fine — Pick books with a lexile score in the middle to upper of the lexile range for his grade
Too Easy — Pick books with a lexile score in the range for the next grade level.
NOTE: Many books do not have an official Lexile Measure/Score. In that case, reading level is based on reader or publisher recommendations, or to content appropriate age suggestions. For example, a fairy tale may be difficult to read (high Lexile score) but the content may be appropriate for younger children and therefore will have a very wide recommended range.