Michigan Activity Pass

The “Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network” program is a partnership between Michigan’s nearly 400 public libraries and 60 arts and cultural organizations. The program is designed to enhance the learning experience for people of all ages through books and other library materials, and to provide reduced cost or complimentary access to arts and cultural organizations across the state of Michigan, from Monroe to Mackinaw City to Marquette, and all points in between.  All passes are issued online through the MAP site:

http://michiganactivitypass.info

Introduction to Story Times

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Many parents and caregivers are not aware of the planning and preparation it takes to present a 30 minute story time here at the Library. The planning process begins with choosing a theme for each week, particularly one that would be of interest to a toddler or preschool child. Examples of themes often used are Farm, Pond or Jungle Animals, Bedtime, Bath Time, Pets, Monsters, Dinosaurs and Transportation as well as concept themes such as Colors, Counting, Opposites and Shapes. Age appropriate books that are entertaining to small children are then selected, action rhymes are prepared to encourage enjoyment of the rhythm of language, a variety of visual aids are selected to keep a child’s interest during the sessions and songs for dancing or singing are added because very young children are not expected to sit still and listen for 30 minute intervals.

Dexter District Library also has a wide variety of programming materials for story times. There are over 300 interactive, pop-up and lift-the-flap books in our Professional Collection and our story time cupboards hold a huge collection of hand puppets, finger puppets, story telling kits, literacy bags, flannel board pieces, rhythm sticks and other materials that encourage the love of reading. The Friends of the Dexter District Library have also purchased several popular children’s books in big book format to add to the Professional Collection and an easel to hold the books, making it easier to read and show during story times. This collection has become very useful when children need to sit and listen to a book for a longer period of time.

Attendance at story times is often a child’s first introduction to the many services offered by the Dexter District Library. When the program is geared to their interests with the knowledge of what is developmentally appropriate for their age group, the Library has the opportunity to create life-long readers and Library users in the Dexter Community. It is with this knowledge in mind, that story times are carefully planned and implemented to introduce the entertaining side of literature to young children.

Tips for Story Time Success

For many children this will be their first group experience. The following tips will help to make it a happy one:

  • Participate:  Please join in the activities and save interactions with other parents until after the program. Children love to see their grown-ups listening and participating in story times.
  • Minimize distractions: Plan to arrive early. Snacks or toys should be put away and cell phones should be silenced before story times begin.
  • Be prepared for bad days: It’s okay, sometimes children just have bad days and we understand.  If your child becomes very restless or uncooperative, please step outside the story time room for a few moments to regroup. If you need to leave the session for the day, please come back the following week.
  • Relax: There is no expectation that your child will sit still and participate in every activity. Music and movement is incorporated into our all of our story times to keep it interesting and fun.
  • Bring it back home:  Plan to check out books each week for you and your child to read at home together.
  • Ask for help:  Our Library staff is available to assist you in selecting which story time is right for your child, to guide you in choosing appropriate books and materials, and to provide information about other library services.
  • Visits from groups:  Our weekly story times are designed for individual children and their parent or caregiver. Arrangements for a daycare, school or other group field trips should be made in advance.
  • Keep it healthy:  If you suspect that your child is coming down with something, has a fever or is still coughing or sneezing after a bad cold, please skip a session until they are feeling 100% again.

Internet Use for Children

Computers

The Dexter District Library has four public use computer terminals for children.  These computers have Windows 7 and are loaded with the Microsoft Office 2007 suite.  Full color printing is available for 20 cents a page.

Safety

We encourage children of all ages to visit and enjoy the library.

Children ages six through eleven may use all areas of the Library alone, but a parent or other adult must be on the Library premises.

Children aged twelve and over are welcome to use the Library without an adult on the premises.

Borrowing Cards

Up to the age of 16, children may have their own borrowing card with parental permission. Parents are responsible for what their children borrow and for assuring that materials are returned or replaced when lost. A parent signature is required when a child is issued a borrowing card.

Guided Reading Levels

Level A

Title Author Call Number
Do you want to be my friend? Carle, Eric EASY CAR
Count and see Hoban, Tana EASY HOB
Growing colors McMillan, Bruce EASY MCM
Have you seen my duckling? Tafuri, Nancy EASY TAF
Jan has a doll Earl, Janice READER1 E E
It looks like a dog Kalman, Bobbie READER1 E K
I eat a rainbow Kalman, Bobbie READER1 E K

Level B

Title Author Call Number
Have you seen my cat? Carle, Eric EASY CAR
Wake up, big barn! Chitwood, Suzanne EASY CHI
Ollie Dunrea, Olivier EASY DU
Growing vegetable soup Ehlert, Lois EASY EHL
On Market Street Lobel, Arnold and Anita EASY LOB
Let’s go visiting Williams, Sue EASY WIL
Silly Sally Franco, Betsy READER1 E F
I am mad! Hood, Susan READER1 E H
The new kid Hood, Susan READER1 E H
Field day Jones, Melanie Davis READER1 E J
I can ski! Jones, Melanie Davis READER1 E J
It’s my birthday Kalman, Bobbie READER1 E K
My funny cat Kalman, Bobbie READER1 E K
A lunch with punch Kittinger, Jo S READER1 E K
My camp-out Leonard, Marcia READER1 E L
My pal Al Leonard, Marcia READER1 E L
The tin can man Leonard, Marcia READER1 E L
Game day Meister, Cari READER1 E M
Rick is sick McPhail, David READER1 E M
Going to the beach (Rookie Reader) Kittinger, Jo S. READER1 E R
I can help Wilhelm, Hans READER1 E W

 

Level C

Title Author Call Number
Gossie Dunrea, Olivier EASY DUN
We have a baby Falwell, Cathryn EASY FAL
Caribbean dream Isadora, Rachel EASY ISA
Panda bear, panda bear, what do you see? Martin, Bill EASY MAR
Yo! Yes? Raschka, Christopher EASY RAS
Grandfathers Schaefer, Lola M. EASY SCH
Grandmothers Schaefer, Lola M. EASY SCH
I love school! Sturges, Philemon EASY STU
I went walking William, Sue EASY WIL
The Berenstain Bears big bear, small bear Berenstain, Stan READER1 E B
Being me Broski, Julie READER1 E B
Bathtime for Biscuit Capucilli, Alyssa Satin READER1 E C
Biscuit visits the big city Capucilli, Alyssa Satin READER1 E C
Fall leaves Curry, Don L. READER1 E C
Pancakes, crackers, and pizza Eberts, Marjorie READER1 E E
All kinds of kids Gardeski, Christina Mia READER1 E G
Old Mo Hsu, Stacey W. READER1 E H
Balls Jones, Melanie Davis READER1 E J
Big machines Jones, Melanie Davis READER1 E J
Baby animal names Kalman, Bobbie READER1 E K
Which season is it? Kalman, Bobbie READER1 E K
Moving day Kittinger, Jo S. READER1 E K
Bugs! McKissack, Pat READER1 E M
Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? Martin, Bill READER1 E M
Tiny goes to the library Meister, Cari READER1 E M
Germs Oetting, Judy READER1 E O
Joshua James likes trucks Petrie, Catherine READER1 E P
I can do it all Pearson, Mary READER1 E P

 

Level D

Title Author Call Number
Bear in a square Blackstone, Stella EASY BLA
From head to toe Carle, Eric EASY CAR
My family is forever Carlson, Nancy L. EASY CAR
Click clack, quackity-quack Cronin, Doreen EASY CRO
Feathers for lunch Ehlert, Lois EASY EHL
Alphabet under construction Fleming, Denise EASY FLE
Lunch Fleming, Denise EASY FLE
Flora’s blanket Gliori, Debi EASY GLI
Sit, Truman Harper, Dan EASY HAR
Snow day Lakin, Pat EASY LAK
A is for salad Lester, Mike EASY LES
Straight to the pole O’Malley, Kevin EASY OMA
Good night, Gorilla Rathmann, Peggy EASY RAT
Aunts Schaefer, Lola EASY SCH
Cousins Schaefer, Lola EASY SCH
Uncles Schaefer, Lola EASY SCH
Tomorrow’s alphabet Shannon, George EASY SHA
Fire Truck Sis, Peter EASY SIS
Dear Daisy, get well soon Smith, Maggie EASY SMI
Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear Wood, Don HOLIDAY WOO
Berenstain Bears ride the Thunderbolt Berenstain, Stan READER1 E B
Bears on wheels Berenstain, Stan READER1 E B
Good night, little kitten Christensen, Nancy READER1 E C
Cloudy day/sunny day Crews, Donald READER1 E C
Too many dogs Haskins, Lori READER1 E H
I need you, dear dragon Hillert, Margaret READER1 E H
Six silly foxes Moran, Alex READER1 E M
Big brown bear McPhail, David READER1 E M
Too many balloons Matthias, Catherine READER1 E M
Tiny the snow dog Meister, Cari READER1 E M
Snow Joe (Rookie Reader) Greene, Carol READER1 E R
Work and play (Rookie Reader) Kleinhenz, Sydnie READER1 E R
Axel the truck: beach race Riley, J.D. READER1 E R
Sleepy dog Ziefert, Harriet READER1 E Z

Level E

Title Author Call Number
Today is Monday Carle, Eric EASY CAR
On my way to buy eggs Chen, Zhiyuan EASY CHE
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed Christelow, Eileen EASY CHR
Who Hops? Davis, Katie EASY DAV
Warthogs in the kitchen: a sloppy counting book Edwards, Pamela D. EASY EDW
Monkey Mo goes to sea Goode, Diane EASY GOO
Maybe a bear ate it Harris, Robie EASY HAR
That toad is mine Hazen, Barbara Shook EASY HAZ
Kipper’s A to Z Inkpen, Mick EASY INK
All by myself Mayer, Mercer EASY MAY
What Mommies do best/What Daddies do best Numeroff, Laura EASY NUM
Mrs. Chicken and the hungry crocodile Paye, Won-Ldy EASY PAY
Minerva Louise Stoeke, Janet Morgan EASY STO
Gardening tools Snyder, Inez J 635.91 SNY
Abraham Lincoln Walker, Pam J 920 LIN
Sunshine, moonshine Armstrong, Jennifer READER1 E A
Inside, outside, upside down Berenstain, Stan READER1 E B
Road race Crow, Melinda READER1 E C
Mud mess Crow, Melinda READER1 E C
Truck buddies Crow, Melinda READER1 E C
Snow trouble Crow, Melinda READER1 E C
Go, dog, go! Eastman, P. D. READER1 E E
Animal babies Hamsa, Bobbie READER1 E H
A buzz is part of a bee Lunn, Carolyn READER1 E L
When Tiny was tiny Meister, Cari READER1 E M
The Ear book Perkins, Al READER1 E P
Rosa Loves to Read (Rookie Reader) Shore, Diane Z. READER1 E R
The eye book Dr. Seuss READER1 E S
The foot book Dr. Seuss READER1 E S
Carrots Snyder, Inez READER1 E S
Tadpoles nursery rhymes (series) Various READER1 E T
Tadpoles fairytale jumbles (series) Various READER1 E T
Games read-and-seek Wick, Walter READER1 E W
Nature read-and-Seek Wick, Walter READER1 E W

Level F

Title Author Call Number
Just like daddy Asch, Frank EASY ASC
A splendid friend, indeed Bloom, Suzanne EASY BLO
Does a kangaroo Have a mother, too? Carle, Eric EASY CAR
Ella Sarah gets dressed Chodos-Irvine, Margaret EASY CHO
Five little monkeys sitting in a tree Christelow, Eileen EASY CHR
Hooray for fish Cousins, Lucy EASY COU
Ted in a red bed Cox, Phil Roxbee EASY COX
Big pig on a dig Cox, Phil Roxbee EASY COX
Fat cat on a mat Cox, Phil Roxbee EASY COX
Sam Sheep can’t sleep Cox, Phil Roxbee EASY COX
Firefighters A to Z Demarest, Chris L. EASY DEM
Rap a tap tap: here’s Bojangles-think of that Dillon, Leo EASY DIL
Planting a rainbow Ehlert, Lois EASY EHL
Mama Cat Has three kittens Fleming, Denise EASY FLE
In the small, small pond Fleming, Denise EASY FLE
In the tall, tall grass Fleming, Denise EASY FLE
A pig is big Florian, Douglas EASY FLO
I love you, Mouse Graham, John EASY GRA
Dad’s dinosaur day Hearn, Diane Dawson EASY HEA
Do like a duck does Hindley, Judy EASY HIN
The seals on the bus Hort, Lenny EASY HOR
Rosie’s walk Hutchins, Pat EASY HUT
A cool drink of water Kerley, Barbara EASY KER
My monster Mama loves me so Leuck, Laura EASY LEU
Hush little baby Long, Sylvia EASY LON
Fire, fire! said Mrs. McGuire Martin, Bill EASY MAR
The new baby Mayer, Mercer EASY MAY
The teddy bear McPhail, David EASY MCP
Down by the bay Raffi EASY RAF
Five little ducks Raffi EASY RAF
Red rubber boot day Ray, Mary Lyn EASY RAY
Oliver finds his way Root, Phyllis EASY ROO
Great big guinea pigs Roth, Susan L. EASY ROT
David gets in trouble Shannon, David EASY SHA
David goes to school Shannon, David EASY SHA
I know it’s Autumn Spinelli, Eileen EASY SPI
Mouse count Walsh, Ellen Stoll EASY WAL
Martin Luther King, Jr. Walker, Pam J920 KIN
Clifford and the Halloween Parade Bridwell, Norman READER1 E B
Biscuit finds a friend Capucilli, Alyssa Satin READER1 E C
Lots of hearts Cocca-Leffler READER1 E C
Get that pest Douglas, Erin READER1 E D
Pizza for Sam Labatt, Mary READER1 E L
In a People House LeSieg, Theo READER1 E L
Tiny’s Bath Meister, Cari READER1 E M
Soccer Game Maccarone, Grace READER1 E M
Tiger is a scaredy Cat Phillips, Joan READER1 E P
Starfish: Stars of the Sea Roop, Connie READER1 E R
Loose Tooth Schaefer, Lola READER1 E S
Splish, splash Weeks, Sarah READER1 E W
Go to sleep, dear dragon Hillert, Margaret READER2 E H
Happy birthday, dear dragon! Hillert, Margaret READER2 E H
Help for dear dragon Hillert, Margaret READER2 E H
We Eat Dinner in the Bathtub Medearis, Angela Shelf READER2 E M
Pete at the beach Dean, James READER2 E P

 

Level G

Title Author Call Number
Naughty little monkeys Aylesworth, Jim EASY AYL
How many kisses do you want tonight? Bajaj, Varsha EASY BAJ
April foolishness Bateman, Teresa EASY BAT
The Snowman storybook Briggs, Raymond EASY BRI
Happy birthday, Biscuit! Capucilli, Alyssa Satin EASY CAP
Draw me a star Carle, Eric EASY CAR
Five little monkeys sitting in a tree Christelow, Eileen EASY CHR
Freight Train Crews, Donald EASY CRE
Harbor Crews, Donald EASY CRE
Below Crews, Nina EASY CRE
Brand-new pencils, brand-new books De Groat, Diane EASY DEG
Go away, big green monster! Emberley, Ed EASY EMB
Ruby in her own time Emmett, Jonathan EASY EMM
I’m not Bobby! Feiffer, Jules EASY FEI
Barnyard banter Fleming, Denise EASY FLE
Zoo-looking Fox, Mem EASY FOX
Harriet, you’ll drive me wild Fox, Mem EASY FOX
Kitten’s first full moon Henkes, Kevin EASY HEN
“It’s simple,” said Simon Hoberman, Mary Ann EASY HOB
Ten red apples Hutchins, Pat EASY HUT
The carrot seed Krauss, Ruth EASY KRA
Just for you Mayer, Mercer EASY MAY
Just Grandpa and me Mayer, Mercer EASY MAY
Hondo and Fabian McCarty, Peter EASY MCC
The puddle McPhail, David EASY MCP
If you give a pig a pancake Numeroff, Laura Joffe EASY NUM
If you give a pig a party Numeroff, Laura Joffe EASY NUM
A day in the life of Murphy Provensend, Alice EASY PRO
Chicks and salsa Reynolds, Aaron EASY REY
Fire engines Rockwell, Anne EASY ROC
One was Johnny: a counting book Sendak, Maurice EASY SEN
No, David! Shannon, David EASY SHA
Sheep in a jeep Shaw, Nancy E. EASY SHA
Sheep in a shop Shaw, Nancy E. EASY SHA
Sheep out to eat Shaw, Nancy E. EASY SHA
Sheep take a hike Shaw, Nancy E. EASY SHA
The fairytale cake Sperring, Mark EASY SPE
A hat for Minerva Louise Stoeke, Janet Morgan EASY STO
Catch me, catch me: a Thomas the tank engine story Bell, Owain EASY THO
Ginger Voake, Charlotte EASY VOA
Fast food! Gulp! Gulp! Waber, Bernard EASY WAB
The day I had to play with my sister Bonsall, Crosby READER1 E B
Biscuit and the baby Capucilli, Alyssa Satin READER1 E C
Biscuit goes to school Capucilli, Alyssa Satin READER1 E C
Biscuit wins a prize Capucilli, Alyssa Satin READER1 E C
Biscuit’s new trick Capucilli, Alyssa Satin READER1 E C
Snug bug Dubowski, Cathy East READER1 E D
Lunch box surprise (First grade friends series) Maccarone, Grace READER1 E M
I spy a butterfly Marzollo, Jean READER1 E M
Math Around Us series: Measuring in the Garden Patterns at the Museum
Sorting at the Market
Steffora, Tracey READER1 E S
Happy birthday, Thomas Awdry, W. READER1 E T
Thomas and the school trip Bell, Owain READER1 E T
Harry takes a bath Ziefert, Harriet READER1 E Z
Jason’s bus ride Ziefert, Harriet READER1 E Z
Nicky upstairs and down Ziefert, Harriet READER1 E Z
Pet Club Stories:

Best trick
Find the cat!
Noisy night

Pet costume party
Pet washPets at the party
Hooks, Gwendolyn READER2 E H
Polar bear, polar bear, what do you hear? Martin, Bill READER2 E M
The great race McPhail, David READER2 E M
Marvin K. Mooney, will you please go now! Dr. Seuss READER2 E S

Level H

Title Author Call Number
We are best friends Aliki EASY ALI
Green Wilma Arnold, Tedd EASY ARN
Ten, nine, eight Bang, Molly EASY BAN
I love the rain! Bridges, Margaret Park EASY BRI
Goodnight moon Brown, Margaret Wise EASY BRO
Snowmen at night Buehner, Caralyn EASY BUE
Jesse Bear, what will you wear? Carlstrom, Nancy White EASY CAR
Loudmouth George and the sixth-grade bully Carlson, Nancy L. EASY CAR
Magic thinks big Cooper, Elisha EASY COO
The enormous potato Davis, Aubrey EASY DAV
Top cat Ehlert, Lois EASY EHL
Waiting for wings Ehlert, Lois EASY EHL
Eating the alphabet: fruits and vegetables from A to Z Ehlert, Lois EASY EHL
David’s drawings Falwell, Cathryn EASY FAL
Turtle splash! : countdown at the pond Falwell, Cathryn EASY FAL
Time to sleep Fleming, Denise EASY FLE
Whoever you are Fox, Mem EASY FOX
Hushabye Lily Freedman, Claire EASY FRE
Winners never quit Hamm, Mia EASY HAM
100 days of school Harris, Trudy EASY HAR
Cat up a tree Hassett, John EASY HAS
Bailey goes camping Henkes, Kevin EASY HEN
Wemberly worried Henkes, Kevin EASY HEN
My crayons talk Hubbard, Patricia EASY HUB
Little one step James, Simon EASY JAM
Mama, do you love me? Joose, Barbara EASY JOO
George shrinks Joyce, William EASY JOY
Grandma’s cat Ketteman, Helen EASY KET
Little Mouse, Biddle mouse Kirk, David EASY KIR
The visit Lindbergh, Reeve EASY LIN
Just me and my babysitter Mayer, Mercer EASY MAY
Just my friend and me Mayer, Mercer EASY MAY
Papa’s song McMullan, Kate EASY MCM
Cows can’t fly Milgrim, David EASY MIL
50 below zero Munsch, Robert EASY MUN
What grandmas do best/what grandpas do best Numeroff, Laura EASY NUM
Bob Pearson, Tracey C. EASY PEA
Eli’s night light Rosenberg, Liz EASY ROS
Bunny bungalow Rylant, Cynthia EASY RYL
My many colored days Dr. Seuss EASY SEU
Duck on a bike Shannon, David EASY SHA
Good boy, Fergus! Shannon, David EASY SHA
Come along, Daisy Simmons, Jane EASY SIM
Pete’s a pizza Steig, William EASY STE
Little Quack Thompson, Lauren EASY THO
A tree is nice Udry, Janice May EASY UDR
If I were a lion Weeks, Sarah EASY WEE
Oh my gosh, Mrs. McNosh Weeks, Sarah EASY WEE
Felix feels better Wells, Rosemary EASY WEL
McDuff comes home Wells, Rosemary EASY WEL
Hey, pancakes! Weston, Tommy EASY WES
The lady with the alligator purse Westcott, Nadine B. EASY WES
“More more more” said the baby Williams, Vera EASY WIL
Bear snores on Wilson, Karma EASY WIL
Bear wants more Wilson, Karma EASY WIL
What … can’t do series (Dads, Moms, Teachers) Wood, Douglas EASY WOO
Baby Bear’s chairs Yolen, Jane EASY YOL
My friend John Zolotow, Charlotte EASY ZOL
The hating book Zolotow, Charlotte EAZY ZOL
The Berenstain bears and the spooky old tree Berenstain, Stan READER1 E B
Old hat, new hat Berenstain, Stan READER1 E B
Biscuit’s big friend Capucilli, Alyssa Satin READER1 E C
Danny and the dinosaur go to camp Hoff, Syd READER1 E H
Sammy the seal Hoff, Syd READER1 E H
Citizenship series:
Being honest
Following rules
Making friends
Mayer, Cassie READER1 E M
Mr. Brown can moo! Can you? Dr. Seuss READER1 E S
Hi, Fly Guy Arnold, Tedd READER2 E A
The Berenstain bears on the moon Berenstain, Stan READER2 E B
Brave Norman, a true story Clements, Andrew READER2 E C
The 100th day of school Medearis, Angela Shelf READER2 E M
Fox in socks Dr. Seuss READER2 E S
There’s a wocket in my pocket Dr. Seuss READER2 E S
Three little pigs Zeifert, Harriet READER2 E Z

Level I

Title Author Call Number
Where’s my Teddy Alborough, Jez EASY ALB
Parts Arnold, Tedd EASY ARN
The Berenstain Bears and the ghost of the forest Berenstain, Stan EASY BER
Spike in the city Bogan, Paulette EASY BOG
My goose Betsy Braun, Trudi EASY BRA
D.W. all wet Brown, Marc EASY BRO
D.W. go to tour room Brown, Marc EASY BRO
D.W. rides again Brown, Marc EASY BRO
The runaway bunny Brown, Margaret Wise EASY BRO
Little Cloud Carle, Eric EASY CAR
My apron Carle, Eric EASY CAR
The very busy spider Carle, Eric EASY CAR
Five little monkeys wash the car Christelow, Eileen EASY CHR
Jack’s garden Cole, Henry EASY COL
Sail away Crews, Donald EASY CRE
When I was little : a four-year-old’s memoir of her youth Curtis, Jamie Lee EASY CUR
Charlie needs a cloak DePaola, Tomie EASY DEP
Trouble in the Barker’s class DePaola, Tomie EASY DEP
Dot the fire dog Desimini, Lisa EASY DES
Fish eyes: a book you can count on Ehlert, Lois EASY EHL
Play with me Ets, Marie Hall EASY ETS
Hattie and the fox Fox, Mem EASY FOX
It’s pumpkin time Hall, Zoe EASY HAL
Good-bye, Curtis Henkes, Kevin EASY HEN
Happy birthday, Sam Hutchins, Pat EASY HUT
My best friend Hutchins, Pat EASY HUT
Bunny, my honey Jeram, Anita EASY JER
Jump, frog, jump Kalan, Robert EASY KAL
Pearl’s new skates Keller, Holly EASY KEL
The missing mitten mystery Kellogg, Steven EASY KEL
The listening walk Kirk, David EASY KIR
Leo the late bloomer Kraus, Robert EASY KRA
A color of his own Lionni, Leo EASY LIO
Froggy goes to school London, Jonathan EASY LON
Let’s go, Froggy London, Jonathan EASY LON
I just forgot Mayer, Mercer EASY MAY
Just a mess Mayer, Mercer EASY MAY
Just Grandma and me Mayer, Mercer EASY MAY
Just lost Mayer, Mercer EASY MAY
There’s a nightmare in my closet Mayer, Mercer EASY MAY
Little bunny on the move McCarty, Peter EASY MCC
Widget McFarland, Lyn Rossiter EASY MCF
The bear’s toothache McPhail, David EASY MCP
Martha and Skits Meddaugh, Susan EASY MED
Love you forever Munsch, Robert EASY MUN
What Aunts do best / What Uncles do best Numeroff, Laura EASY NUM
Going to the zoo Paxton, Tom EASY PAX
The kissing hand Penn, Audrey EASY PEN
The little engine that could Piper, Watty EASY PIP
Apples and pumpkins Rockwell, Anne EASY ROC
Career day Rockwell, Anne EASY ROC
We’re going on a bear hunt Rosen, Michael EASY ROS
Little whistle Rylant, Cynthia EASY RYL
Rain makes applesauce Scheer, Julian EASY SCH
Winter lullaby Seuling, Barbara EASY SEU
The stray dog Simont, Marc EASY SIM
The fox went out on a chilly night Spier, Peter EASY SPI
Goldie and the three bears Stanley, Diane EASY STA
Me and my family tree Sweeney, Joan EASY SWE
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat Taback, Simms EASY TAB
How I spent my summer vacation Teague, Mark EASY TEA
Paperwhite Wallace, Nancy Elizabeth EASY WAL
For Pete’s sake Walsh, Ellen Stoll EASY WAL
Hamsters to the rescue Walsh, Ellen Stoll EASY WAL
Hungry hen Waring, Richard EASY WAR
Max’s dragon shirt Wells, Rosemary EASY WEL
McDuff and the baby Wells, Rosemary EASY WEL
McDuff moves in Wells, Rosemary EASY WEL
Noisy Nora Wells, Rosemary EASY WEL
Timothy goes to school Wells, Rosemary EASY WEL
Alphabet mystery Wood, Audrey EASY WOO
The little mouse, the red ripe strawberry, and the big hungry bear Wood, Audrey EASY WOO
The napping house Wood, Audrey EASY WOO
How do dinosaurs eat their food? Yolen, Jane EASY YOL
How do dinosaurs say good night? Yolen, Jane EASY YOL
Seven Blind Mice Young, Ed EASY YOU
Trashy town Zimmerman, Andrea EASY ZIM
No roses for Harry Zion, Gene EASY ZIO
King Puck Garland, Michael J 398.209 PIU
Spiny sea stars Zuchora-Walske, Christine J 592.93 ZUC
Spinning spiders Berman, Ruth J 595.4 BER
Soaring bald eagles Martin-James, Kathleen J 598.943 MAR
(Acorn) How toys work series: Smith, Sian READER1 E A
Levers

Ramps and wedges

Springs
Wheels and axels
Tale of a tadpole Wallace, Karen READER1 E W
The bike lesson Berenstain, Stan READER2 E B
Arthur’s reading race Brown, Marc READER2 E B
Are you my mother? Eastman, P.D. READER2 E E
The digging-est dog Perkins, Al READER2 E P
It’s not easy being a bunny Sadler, Marilyn READER2 E S
Meet Boulder the construction bot (Transformers) Auerbach, Annie READER2 E T
Harley Livingstone, Star READER3 E L
Father Bear comes home Minarik, Else Holmelund READER3 E M
Dragon Tales Pilkey, Dav READER3 E P

Level J

Title Author Call Number
Bringing the rain to Kapiti plain: a Nandi tale Aardema, Verna EASY AAR
Old black fly Aylesworth, Jim EASY AYL
Franklin is bossy Bourgeois, Paulette EASY BOU
Franklin’s bad day Bourgeois, Paulette EASY BOU
The hat Brett, Jan EASY BRE
Clifford and the grouchy neighbors Bridwell, Norman EASY BRI
Clifford gets a job Bridwell, Norman EASY BRI
Clifford keeps cool Bridwell, Norman EASY BRI
Clifford takes a trip Bridwell, Norman EASY BRI
Clifford the small red puppy Bridwell, Norman EASY BRI
Clifford’s family Bridwell, Norman EASY BRI
Clifford’s tricks Bridwell, Norman EASY BRI
Clifford’s kitten Bridwell, Norman EASY BRI
Clifford’s sports day Bridwell, Norman EASY BRI
D.W.’s library card Brown, Marc EASY BRO
Book! Book! Book! Bruss, Deborah EASY BRU
Verdi Cannon, Janell EASY CAN
Dream snow Carle, Eric EASY CAR
The grouchy ladybug Carle, Eric EASY CAR
The mixed-up chameleon Carle, Eric EASY CAR
The very clumsy click beatle Carle, Eric EASY CAR
The very hungry caterpillar Carle, Eric EASY CAR
The very quiet cricket Carle, Eric EASY CAR
Circus family dog Clements, Andrew EASY CLE
Today I feel silly & other moods that make my day Curtis, Jamie Lee EASY CUR
Andy and the lion Daugherty, James EASY DAU
Tell me something happy before I go to sleep Dunbar, Joyce EASY DUN
Red leaf, yellow leaf Ehlert, Lois EASY EHL
Beady bear Freeman, Don EASY FRE
One of each Hoberman, Mary Ann EASY HOB
Hi, cat! Keats, Ezra Jack EASY KEA
Peter’s chair Keats, Ezra Jack EASY KEA
The snowy day Keats, Ezra Jack EASY KEA
Little Miss Spider Kirk, David EASY KIR
Little Blue and Little Yellow Lionni, Leo EASY LIO
Froggy gets dressed London, Jonathan EASY LON
Froggy goes to bed London, Jonathan EASY LON
Froggy learns to swim London, Jonathan EASY LON
Froggy plays soccer London, Jonathan EASY LON
I was so mad Mayer, Mercer EASY MAY
To market, to market Miranda, Anne EASY MIR
Dogs don’t wear sneakers Numeroff, Laura EASY NUM
The paperboy Pilkey, Dav EASY PIL
The ugly duckling Pinkney, Jerry EASY PIN
Emma Kate Polacco, Patricia EASY POL
Officer Buckle and Gloria Rathmann, Peggy EASY RAT
Curious George rides a bike Rey, H. A. EASY REY
Curious George goes camping Rey, Margret EASY REY
Curious George goes to a costume party Rey, Margret EASY REY
Curious George goes to the beach Rey, Margret EASY REY
Curious George makes pancakes Rey, Margret EASY REY
Curious George visits the zoo Rey, Margret EASY REY
Little Raccoon’s big question Schlein, Miriam EASY SCH
Where the wild things are Sendak, Maurice EASY SEN
Busy in the garden Shannon, George EASY SHA
Miss Bindergarten gets ready for Kindergarten Slate, Joseph EASY SLA
Miss Bindergarten stays home from Kindergarten Slate, Joseph EASY SLA
Bunny cakes Wells, Rosemary EASY WEL
The noisy way to bed Whybrow, Ian EASY WHY
My first Little House books: Wilder, Laura Ingalls EASY WIL
County fair
Going to town
Going west
Sugar Snow
Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus Willems, Mo EASY WIL
Pigeon finds a hot dog Willems, Mo EASY WIL
King Bidgood’s in the bathtub Wood, Audrey EASY WOO
How do dinosaurs go to school? Yolen, Jane EASY YOL
Harry, the dirty dog Zion, Gene EASY ZIO
City mouse – country mouse Wallner, John J 398.2 AES
Digby and Kate Baker, Barbara READER2 E B
Digby and Kate and the beautiful day Baker, Barbara READER2 E B
My brother, Ant Byars, Betsy Cromer READER2 E B
Scooby Doo! Shiny spooky knights Herman, Gail READER2 E H
Buzby Hoban, Julia READER2 E H
Joe and Betsy the dinosaur Hoban, Lillian READER2 E H
Danny and the dinosaur Hoff, Syd READER2 E H
Julius Hoff, Syd READER2 E H
Pinkalicious: puptastic! Kann, Victoria READER2 E K
The best seat in second grade Kenah, Katharine READER2 E K
Owl at home Lobel, Arnold READER2 E L
Henry and Mudge (series) Rylant, Cynthia READER2 E R
Mr. Putter and Tabby (series) Rylant, Cynthia READER2 E R
Poppleton (series) Rylant, Cynthia READER2 E R
The case of the desperate duck (High-rise private eyes #8) Rylant, Cynthia READER2 E R
Green eggs and ham Dr. Seuss READER2 E S
Hop on Pop Dr. Seuss READER2 E S
I can read with my eyes shut Dr. Seuss READER2 E S
The cat in the hat Dr. Seuss READER2 E S
Splat the cat: a whale of a tale Lin, Amy Hsu READER2 E S
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa (series) Silverman, Erica READER2 E S
Meet Chase the Police-Bot (Transformers) Shea, Lisa READER2 E T
Morris goes to school Wiseman, Bernard READER2 E W
Young Cam Jansen (series) Adler, David A. READER3 E A
Last one in is a rotten egg Kessler, Leonard P. READER3 E K
Emma’s yucky brother Little, Jean READER3 E L
Mouse soup Lobel, Arnold READER3 E L
Little Bear Minarink, Else Holmelund READER3 E M
Little Bear’s friend Minarink, Else Holmelund READER3 E M

Level K

Title Author Call Number
Bubba and Beau go night-night Appelt, Kathi EASY APP
Bubba and Beau: best friends Appelt, Kathi EASY APP
More parts Arnold, Tedd EASY ARN
My light Bang, Molly EASY BAN
When Sophie gets angry–really, really angry Bang, Molly EASY BAN
Madeline Bemelmans, Ludwig EASY BEM
Madeline and the bad hat Bemelmans, Ludwig EASY BEM
Madeline and the gypsies Bemelmans, Ludwig EASY BEM
Madeline’s rescue Bemelmans, Ludwig EASY BEM
Tumble bumble Bond, Felicia EASY BON
Franklin has a sleepover Bourgeois, Paulette EASY BOU
Franklin plays the game Bourgeois, Paulette EASY BOU
Franklin rides a bike Bourgeois, Paulette EASY BOU
Clifford at the circus Bridwell, Norman EASY BRI
Clifford’s best friend : a story about Emily Elizabeth Bridwell, Norman EASY BRI
Clifford’s busy week Bridwell, Norman EASY BRI
Clifford’s good deeds Bridwell, Norman EASY BRI
Clifford’s manners Bridwell, Norman EASY BRI
Clifford’s pals Bridwell, Norman EASY BRI
Arthur’s eyes Brown, Marc EASY BRO
Arthur’s teacher moves in Brown, Marc EASY BRO
A house for Hermit Crab Carle, Eric EASY CAR
Diary of a worm Cronin, Doreen EASY CRO
Duck for President Cronin, Doreen EASY CRO
Tell me again: about the night I was born Curtis, Jamie Lee EASY CUR
Ella takes the cake D’Amico, Carmela EASY DAM
Happy birthday to you, you belong in a zoo De Groat, Diane EASY DEG
Leaf man Ehlert, Lois EASY EHL
Olivia saves the circus Falconer, Ian EASY FAL
Corduroy Freeman, Don EASY FRE
Ox-cart man Hall, Donald EASY HAL
The apple pie tree Hall, Zoe EASY HAL
Chester’s Way Henkes, Kevin EASY HEN
Julius, the Baby of the World Henkes, Kevin EASY HEN
Sheila Rae, the Brave Henkes, Kevin EASY HEN
A baby sister for Frances Hoban, Russell EASY HOB
Bedtime for Frances Hoban, Russell EASY HOB
Bread and jam for Frances Hoban, Russell EASY HOB
Harold and the purple crayon Johnson, Crockett EASY JOH
A penguin pup for Pinkerton Kellogg, Steven EASY KEL
A rose for Pinkerton Kellogg, Steven EASY KEL
Miss Spider’s sunny patch kids Kirk, David EASY KIR
Seven spunky monkeys Koller, Jackie French EASY KOL
The story of Ferdinand Leaf, Munro EASY LEA
Froggy’s sleepover London, Jonathan EASY LON
Pirates don’t change diapers Long, Melinda EASY LON
The magic hockey stick Maloney, Peter EASY MAL
Me too! Mayer, Mercer EASY MAY
When I get bigger Mayer, Mercer EASY MAY
Zomo the rabbit: a trickster tale from West Africa McDermott, Gerald EASY MCD
Those can-do pigs McPhail, David EASY MCP
Alligator baby Munsch, Robert EASY MUN
Albert Napoli, Donna Jo EASY NAP
The day Jimmy’s boa ate the wash Noble, Trinka EASY NOB
If you give a moose a muffin Numeroff, Laura EASY NUM
If you give a mouse a cookie Numeroff, Laura EASY NUM
Bad boys Palatini, Margie EASY PAL
The perfect pet Palatini, Margie EASY PAL
At the Hotel Larry Pinkwater, Daniel Manus EASY PIN
The subway mouse Reid, Barbara EASY REI
Curious George Rey, H.A. EASY REY
Curious George Gets a Medal Rey, H.A. EASY REY
Epossumondas Salley, Coleen EASY SAL
How much is a million? Schwartz, David EASY SCH
The Frog Prince, continued Scieszka, Jon EASY SCI
Outside over there Sendak, Maurice EASY SEN
Caps for sale Slobodkina, Esphyr EASY SLO
Beverly Billingsly borrows a book Stadler, Alexander EASY STA
Hazel’s amazing mother Wells, Rosemary EASY WEL
Knuffle Bunny Willems, Mo EASY WIL
The Storm Book Zolotow, Charlotte EASY ZOL
Rotten Ralph’s rotten Christmas Gantos, Jack HOLIDAY GAN
Minnie and Moo Go to Paris Cazet, Denys READER2 E C
The man of steel: friends and foes Rosen, Lucy READER2 E D
Superman’s superpowers (DC) Rosen, Lucy READER2 E D
Iris and Walter (series) Guest, Elissa READER2 E G
A Bargain for Frances Hoban, Russell READER2 E H
Calling Doctor Amelia Bedelia Parish, Herman READER2 E P
The Case of the Baffled Bear (High-Rise Private Eyes #7) Rylant, Cynthia READER2 E R
The Case of the Fidgety Fox (High-Rise Private Eyes #6) Rylant, Cynthia READER2 E R
The Case of the Sleepy Sloth (High-Rise Private Eyes #5) Rylant, Cynthia READER2 E R
Meet Heatwave the Fire-bot (Transfomers) Shea, Lisa READER2 E T
Good Night, Good Knight Thomas, Shelley Moore READER2 E T
The Best Way to Play Cosby, Bill READER3 E C
Inspector Hopper Cushman, Doug READER3 E C
Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown Danziger, Paula READER3 E D
Second Grade Rules, Amber Brown Danziger, Paula READER3 E D
Houndsley and Catina (series) Howe, James READER3 E H
Frog and Toad All Year Lobel, Arnold READER3 E L
Frog and Toad are Friends Lobel, Arnold READER3 E L
Frog and Toad Together Lobel, Arnold READER3 E L
Soccer Cousins Marzollo, Jean READER3 E M
Get Well, Good Knight Thomas, Shelley Moore READER3 E T

Level L

Title Author Call Number
Mama played baseball Adler, David EASY ADL
Souperchicken Auch, Mary Jane EASY AUC
The Berenstain Bears and the in-crowd Berenstain, Stan EASY BER
The Berenstain Bears and the messy room Berenstain, Stan EASY BER
The Berenstain Bears and the sitter Berenstain, Stan EASY BER
The Berenstain Bears and the trouble with chores Berenstain, Stan EASY BER
The Berenstain Bears get the gimmies Berenstain, Stan EASY BER
The Berenstain Bears go to camp Berenstain, Stan EASY BER
The Berenstain Bears go to the doctor Berenstain, Stan EASY BER
The Berenstain Bears’ new baby Berenstain, Stan EASY BER
The Berenstain Bears visit the dentist Berenstain, Stan EASY BER
The Berenstian Bears and too much TV Berenstain, Stan EASY BER
Shrinking Violet Best, Cari EASY BES
Wallace’s Lists Bottner, Barbara EASY BOT
Gingerbread Baby Brett, Jan EASY BRE
Umbrella Brett, Jan EASY BRE
Arthur writes a story Brown, Marc EASY BRO
Arthur’s underwear Brown, Marc EASY BRO
Arthur’s chicken pox Brown, Marc EASY BRO
Arthur’s computer disaster Brown, Marc EASY BRO
Arthur’s TV trouble Brown, Marc EASY BRO
How Chipmunk got his stripes Bruchac, Joseph EASY BRU
The story of Babar, the little elephant Brunoff, Jean de EASY BRU
Katy and the big snow Burton, Virginia Lee EASY BUR
The little house Burton, Virginia Lee EASY BUR
Little Yau Cannon, Janell EASY CAN
Ella, the elegant elephant D’Amico, Carmela EASY DAM
Gruffalo Donaldson, Julia EASY DON
Always and forever Durant, Alan EASY DUR
Pie in the sky Ehlert, Lois EASY EHL
Olivia forms a band Falconer, Ian EASY FAL
The story about Ping Flack, Marjorie EASY FLA
Gator gumbo: a spicy-hot southern tale Fleming, Candace EASY FLE
Sleepy bears Fox, Mem EASY FOX
The magic hat Fox, Mem EASY FOX
Gregory’s shadow Freeman, Don EASY FRE
Mop top Freeman, Don EASY FRE
The man who walked between the towers Gerstein, Mordicai EASY GER
Pancakes for supper Isaacs, Anne EASY ISA
Can I keep him? Kellogg, Steven EASY KEL
Tacky in trouble Lester, Helen EASY LES
Tacky the penguin Lester, Helen EASY LES
Three cheers for Tacky Lester, Helen EASY LES
Alexander and the wind-up mouse Lionni, Leo EASY LIO
Tico and the golden wings Lionni, Leo EASY LIO
How I became a pirate Long, Melinda EASY LON
Cindy Ellen: a wild western Cinderella Lowell, Susan EASY LOW
Shortcut Macaulay, David EASY MAC
George and Martha Marshall, James EASY MAR
George and Martha encore Marshall, James EASY MAR
George and Martha rise and shine Marshall, James EASY MAR
Red Riding Hood Marshall, James EASY MAR
Adele and Simon McClintock, Barbara EASY MCC
Make way for ducklings McCloskey, Robert EASY MCC
Squirrel and John Muir McCully, Emily EASY MCC
Anansi the spider McDermott, Gerald EASY MCD
Jabuti the tortoise : a trickster tale from the Amazon McDermott, Gerald EASY MCD
Cinderella’s rat Meddaugh, Susan EASY MED
Wombat goes walkabout Morpurgo, Michael EASY MOR
Lighthouse: a story of remembrance Munsch, Robert EASY MUN
Jimmy’s boa and the big splash birthday bash Noble, Trinka EASY NOB
The chicken sisters Numeroff, Laura EASY NUM
Fancy Nancy O’Connor, Jane EASY OCO
Bikes for rent Olaleye, Isaac EASY OLA
Kate and the beanstalk Osborne, Mary Pope EASY OSB
Piggie pie Palatini, Margie EASY PAL
Noah’s ark Pinkney, Jerry EASY PIN
Aunt Minnie McGranahan Prigger, Mary Skillings EASY PRI
Imogene’s antlers Small, David EASY SMA
People Spier, Peter EASY SPI
The gardener Stewart, Sarah EASY STE
The journey Stewart, Sarah EASY STE
The money tree Stewart, Sarah EASY STE
Ira sleeps over Wabar, Bernard EASY WAB
Lyle and the birthday party Wabar, Bernard EASY WAB
Lyle, Lyle, crocodile Wabar, Bernard EASY WAB
Lyle at the office Waber, Bernard EASY WAB
Gluey: a snails travails Walsh, Vivian EASY WAL
I could do that : Ester Morris gets women the vote White, Linda EASY WHI
The librarian of Basra Winter, Jeanette EASY WIN
Crow boy Yashima, Taro EASY YAS
The gingerbread boy Galdone, Paul J 398.2 GAL
The funny little woman Mosel, Arlene J 398.2 MOS
First strawberries: a Cherokee story Bruchac, Joseph J 398.208 BRU
Two times the fun Cleary, Beverly J CLE
The dragon of doom Coville, Bruce J COV
Ricky Ricotta’s mighty robot (series) Pilkey, Dav J PIL
Amelia Bedelia books Parish, Peggy READER2 E P
Amanda Pig (series) Van Leeuwen, Jean READER2 E V
Pinky and Rex (series) Howe, James READER3 E H
My parents think I’m sleeping Prelutsky, Jack READER3 E P
Cobble Street cousins (series) Rylant, Cynthia READER3 E R
The bravest dog ever: the true story of Balto Standiford, Natalie READER3 E S
The puppy who wanted a boy Thayer, Jane READER3 E T
Cam Jansen (series) Adler, David READER4 E A
Annabel the actress, starring in the Hound of the Barkervilles Conford, Ellen READER4 E C
Ready Freddy (series #1-3, #5-10) (other titles vary in level) Klein, Abby READER4 E K
Horrible Harry (series) Kline, Suzy READER4 E K
Down Girl and Sit: smarter than squirrels Nolan, Lucy READER4 E N
Marvin Redpost (series) Sachar, Louis SERIES MARVIN
My Weird School (series) Gutman, Dan SERIES MY WEIRD

Level M

Title Author Call Number
The Berenstain bears and the missing honey Berenstain, Stan EASY BER
Fritz and the beautiful horses Brett, Jan EASY BRE
Hedgie’s surprise Brett, Jan EASY BRE
The trouble with trolls Brett, Jan EASY BRE
I did it, I’m sorry Buehner, Caralyn EASY BUE
Where do balloons go? Curtis, Jamie Lee EASY CUR
The patchwork quilt Flournoy, Valerie EASY FLO
Rotten Ralph Gantos, Jack EASY GAN
Rotten Ralph’s show and tell Gantos, Jack EASY GAN
Frightful’s daughter George, Jean Craighead EASY GEO
Max Graham, Bob EASY GRA
The big snow Hader, Berta EASY HAD
Lilly’s big day Henkes, Kevin EASY HEN
A day with Wilbur Robinson Joyce, William EASY JOY
The three little pigs Kellogg, Steven EASY KEL
John Henry Lester, Julius EASY LES
Please bury me in the library Lewis, J. Patrick EASY LEW
All the places to love MacLachlan, Patricia EASY MAC
Blueberries for Sal McCloskey, Robert EASY MCC
Martha calling Meddaugh, Susan EASY MED
Martha walks the dog Meddaugh, Susan EASY MED
Plantzilla Nolen, Jerdine EASY NOL
The gnats of Knotty Pine Peet, Bill EASY PEE
The rainbow fish Pfister, Marcus EASY PFI
Appelemando’s dreams Polacco, Patricia EASY POL
Babushka Baba Yaga Polacco, Patricia EASY POL
Thank you, Mr. Falker Polacco, Patricia EASY POL
Thunder cake Polacco, Patricia EASY POL
How to make an apple pie and see the world Priceman, Marjorie EASY PRI
The bookshop dog Rylant, Cynthia EASY RYL
The old woman who named things Rylant, Cynthia EASY RYL
The amazing bone Steig, William EASY STE
Angel child, dragon child Surat, Michele Maria EASY SUR
The three little wolves and the big bad pig Trivizas, Eugenios EASY TRI
Show way Woodson, Jacqueline EASY WOO
Freckle juice Blume, Judy J BLU
Flat Stanley: his original adventure Brown, Jeff J BRO
Baseball pals Christopher, Matt J CHR
Catch that pass Christopher, Matt J CHR
Dirt bike racer Christopher, Matt J CHR
Dirt bike runaway Christopher, Matt J CHR
Football fugitive Christopher, Matt J CHR
Ice magic Christopher, Matt J CHR
Miracle at the plate Christopher, Matt J CHR
Skateboard tough Christopher, Matt J CHR
The kid who only hit homers Christopher, Matt J CHR
Kick it (Soccer Cats #10) Peters, Stephanie J CHR
Switch play (Soccer Cats #9) Peters, Stephanie J CHR
You lucky dog (Soccer Cats #8) Peters, Stephanie J CHR
Snowed in with Grandmother Silk Fenner, Carol J FEN
Elmer and the dragon Gannett, Ruth J GAN
Birthday pony Haas, Jessie J HAA
Martin Bridge ready for takeoff Kerrin, Jessica Scott J KER
Louise, soccer star? Krensky, Stephen J KRE
Judy Moody (series) McDonald, Megan J MCD
Stuart goes to school Pennypacker, Sara J PEN
The Littles Peterson, John J PET
The Littles go exploring Peterson, John J PET
The Littles have a wedding Peterson, John J PET
The Littles to the rescue Peterson, John J PET
Slam dunk Robinson, Sharon J ROB
Robert and the weird & wacky Facts Seuling, Barbara J SEU
Rotten School series #1 — #7 Stine, R.L. J STI
Pioneer sisters Wilder, Laura Ingalls J WIL
The talking eggs: a folktale from the American South San Souci, Robert D. J398.21 SAN
The dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins Kerley, Barbara J567.902 KER
The many adventures of Johnny Mutton Proimos, James J741.597 PRO
Math potatoes Tang, Greg J793.74 TAN
A picture book of Benjamin Franklin Adler, David J920 FRA
A picture book of Rosa Parks Adler, David J920 PAR
Rosa Parks Mara, Wil J920 PAR
Abe Lincoln’s hat Brenner, Martha READER2 E B
Arthur and the cootie-catcher Krensky, Stephen READER2 E B
Amelia Bedelia for mayor Parish, Herman READER2 E P
The best way to play Cosby, Bill READER3 E C
A Horse named Seabiscuit Dubowski, Mark READER3 E D
Soccer Sam Marzollo, Jean READER3 E M
Armies of ants Retan, Walter READER3 E R
Black Lagoon adventures series #1 ? #4
(other titles in series vary in level)
Thaler, Mike READER3 E T
Arthur chapter books Brown, Marc READER4 E B
Runaway Radish Haas, Jessie READER4 E H
Junie B. Jones (series) Park, Barbara READER4 E P
Absolutely Lucy (series book #1) Cooper, Ilene SERIES ABSOLUTELY
Bailey School kids series Dadey, Debbie SERIES BAILEY
Katie Kazoo, switcheroo series Krulik, Nancy E. SERIES KATIE
Magic tree house series Osborne, Mary Pope SERIES MAGIC TREE
Pixie tricks series West, Tracey SERIES PIXIE
Puppy place series (books #1 – #6)

(other titles in series vary in level)

Miles, Ellen SERIES PUPPY PLACE
Rainbow magic series Meadows, Daisy SERIES RAINBOW
The Hidden Stairs and the Magic Carpet (Secrets of Droon #1) Abbott, Tony SERIES SECRETS
Zack files series Greenburg, Dan SERIES ZACK

Level N

Title Author Call Number
Why mosquitos buzz in people’s ears Aardema, Verna EASY AAR
Ah, music Aliki EASY ALI
The Stupids take off Allard, Harry EASY ALL
Armadillo rodeo Brett, Jan EASY BRE
Berlioz the bear Brett, Jan EASY BRE
Butterfly house Bunting, Eve EASY BUN
Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel Burton, Viginia Lee EASY BUR
Stellaluna Cannon, Janell EASY CAN
The popcorn book DePaola, Tomie EASY DEP
The hatseller and the monkeys Diakite, Baba Wague EASY DIA
Weslandia Fleischman, Paul EASY FLE
Pirate girl Funke, Cornelia EASY FUN
The princess knight Funke, Cornelia EASY FUN
Millions of cats Gag, Wanda EASY GAG
This land is your land Guthrie, Woody EASY GUT
Horace and Morris but mostly Dolores Howe, James EASY HOW
Dinosaur Bob and his adventures with the family Lazardo Joyce, William EASY JOY
Johnny Appleseed Kellogg, Steven EASY KEL
Princess Penelope takes charge Mack, Todd EASY MAC
Snowflake Bentley Martin, Jacqueline Briggs EASY MAR
If you decide to go to the moon McNulty, Faith EASY MCN
Zen shorts Muth, John J. EASY MUT
Chicken Sunday Polacco, Patricia EASY POL
Autumn leaves Robbins, Ken EASY ROB
Loveable Lyle Waber, Bernard EASY WAB
The Polar Express VanAllsburg, Chris HOLIDAY VAN
Fables Lobel, Arnold J 398.2 LOB
Pecos Bill Kellogg, Steven J 398.22 KEL
Tikki Tikki Tembo Mosel, Arlene J 398.27 MOS
Life in the deserts: animals, people, plants Baker, Lucy J 577.54 BAK
A giraffe and a half Silverstein, Shel J 811.54 SIL
26 Fairmount Avenue DePaola, Tomie J 920 DEP
I was a third grade spy Auch, Mary Jane J AUC
The Pain and the Great One Blume, Judy J BLU
Invisible Stanley Brown, Jeff J BRO
Stanley and the Magic Lamp Brown, Jeff J BRO
Stanley, flat again Brown, Jeff J BRO
The chalk box kid Bulla, Clyde Robert J BUL
Return of the home run kid Christopher, Matt J CHR
Amber Brown is not a crayon Danziger, Paula J DAN
I, Amber Brown Danziger, Paula J DAN
Safe at home Robinson, Sharon J ROB
The skirt Soto, Gary J SOT
Scooby-Doo and the caveman caper (Scooby-Doo #18) Gelsey, James READER4 E G
Scooby-Doo and the haunted castle (Scooby-Doo #1) Gelsey, James READER4 E G
Ready Freddy series books #4 & # 11 Klein, Abby READER4 E K
Catwings / Catwings return Le Guin, Ursula, K. READER4 E L
The wild whale watch (Magic School Bus Science #3) Moore, Eva READER4 E M
Jigsaw Jones series Preller, James READER4 E P
A to Z mysteries series Roy, Ron SERIES A TO Z
Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye (Geronimo Stilton #1) Stilton, Geronimo SERIES GERONIMO
Secrets of Droon series Abbott, Tony SERIES SECRETS

Level O

Title Author Call Number
Song and dance man Ackerman, Karen EASY ACK
Comet’s nine lives Brett, Jan EASY BRE
Legend of the Indian paintbrush DePaolo, Tomie EASY DEP
The legend of the bluebonnet DePaolo, Tomie EASY DEP
Fire storm George, Jean Craighead EASY GEO
Verdi Cannon, Janell EASY JAN
I love you the purplest Joosse, Barbara M. EASY JOO
Robin Hook, pirate hunter Kimmel, Eric A. EASY KIM
You are special Lucado, Max EASY LUC
Smelly socks Munsch, Robert EASY MUN
Wings Myers, Christopher EASY MYE
Rainbow fish and the big blue whale Pfister, Marcus EASY PFI
Tea with milk Say, Allen EASY SAY
Detective LaRue: letter from an investigation Teague, Mark EASY TEA
Owl moon Yolen, Jane EASY YOL
The Starving Time (My America) Hermes, Patricia HIST FIC J DEA
Westward to Home (My America) Hermes, Patricia HIST FIC J DEA
Common ground: the water, earth and air we share Bang, Molly J 363.7 BAN
The boy of the three year nap Snyder, Dianne J 398.2 SNY
The seven Chinese brothers Mahy, Margaret J 398.21 MAH
Abiyoyo Seeger, Pete J 398.21 SEE
Paul Bunyan, a tall tale Kellogg, Steven J 398.22 KEL
Borreguita and the coyote Aardema, Verna J 398.245 AAR
The story of Ruby Bridges Coles, Robert J 920 BRI
Tornado Byars, Betsy J BYA
Beezus and Ramona (AND others in the Ramona series) Cleary, Beverly J CLE
Runaway Ralph & The Mouse and the Motorcycle Cleary, Beverly J CLE
Jake Drake series Clements, Andrew J CLE
Amber Brown Goes Fourth Danziger, Paula J DAN
Amber Brown is Feeling Blue Danziger, Paula J DAN
Amber Brown is Green with Envy Danziger, Paula J DAN
Amber Brown Sees Red Danziger, Paula J DAN
Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit Danziger, Paula J DAN
Forever Amber Brown Danziger, Paula J DAN
Pippi Longstocking Lindgren, Astrid J LIN
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle MacDonald, Betty J MAC
Fat Camp Commandos Pinkwater, Daniel Manus J PIN
I, Freddy (Golden Hamster Saga #1) Reiche, Deitlof J REI
The Haunting of Freddy (Golden Hamster Saga #4) Reiche, Deitlof J REI
Chocolate Fever Smith, Robert Kimmel J SMI
Cat and Mouse in a Haunted House (Geronimo Stilton #3) Stilton, Geronimo J STI
The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid (Geronimo Stilton #2) Stilton, Geronimo J STI
Scooby-doo and the Groovy Ghost Gelsey, James READER4 E G
Scooby-doo and the Toy Store Terror Gelsey, James READER4 E G
Home is Where the Heart Is (Amazing Days of Abby Hayes #17) Mazer, Anne SERIES AMAZING
Kristy’s Great Idea (Baby-Sitters Club #1) Martin, Ann M. SERIES BABY-SITTERS
The Boxcar Children series Warner, Gertrude SERIES BOXCAR
The Accidental Cheerleader (Candy Apple #1) McCoy, Mimi SERIES CANDY
I Want a Pony (Pony Pals #1) Betancourt, Jeanne SERIES PONY PALS

Level P

Title Author Call Number
The quiltmaker’s gift Brumbeau, Jeff EASY BRU
The Magic School Bus series

Also found in non-fiction under subject: (for example)
The magic school bus gets programmed

The magic school bus answers questions

The magic school bus in the Artic

The magic school bus gets cold feet

Cole, Joanna EASY COL

J 004 WHI

J 500 COL

J 536 COL

J 590 WES

White, Nancy

Cole, Joanna

Cole, Joanna

West, Tracey

Come on, rain Hesse, Karen EASY HES
My senator and me: a dog’s eye view of Washington, D.C. Kennedy, Edward M. EASY KEN
Nova’s ark Kirk, David EASY KIR
It’s mine Lionni, Leo EASY LIO
Mirette on the high wire McCully, Emily Arnold EASY MCC
Babushka’s doll Polacco, Patricia EASY POL
Babushka’s Mother Goose Polacco, Patricia EASY POL
Luba and the wren Polacco, Patricia EASY POL
Tar beach Ringgold, Faith EASY RIN
Amelia and Eleanor go for a ride Ryan, Pam Munoz EASY RYA
Cinderella skeleton San Souci, Robert EASY SAN
Math curse Scieszka, Jon EASY SCI
The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid tales Scieszka, Jon EASY SCI
A bad case of stripes Shannon, David EASY SHA
The wreck of the Zephyr Van Allsburg, Chris EASY VAN
The Bunyans Wood, Audrey EASY WOO
Rapunzel Zelinsky, Paul EASY ZEL
Our strange new land (My America) Hermes, Patricia HIST FIC J DEA
My brother’s keeper (My America) Osborne, Mary Pope HIST FIC J DEA
Freedom’s wings (My America) Wyeth, Sharon Dennis HIST FIC J DEA
The new kid on the block: poems Prelutsky, Jack J 811.54 PRE
Falling up Silverstein, Shel J 811.54 SIL
Who Stole the Wizard of Oz? Avi J AVI
George’s marvelous medicine Dahl, Roald J DAH
The Giraffe and the pelly and me Dahl, Roald J DAH
The Hundred Dresses Estes, Eleanor J EST
Stone fox Gardiner, John Reynolds J GAR
Fourth grade fuss Hurwitz, Johanna J HUR
Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep (Princess Tales #1) Levine, Gail Carson J LEV
Zooman Sam Lowry, Lois J LOW
Nim’s island Orr, Wendy J ORR
Captain Underpants Series Pilkey, Dav J PIL
Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger Sachar, Louis J SAC
Knights of the Kitchen Table (Time Warp Trio #1) Scieszka, Jon J SCI
The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy (Time Warp Trio #3) Scieszka, Jon J SCI
Minn and Jake Wong, Janet S. J WON
Encyclopedia Brown series Sobol, Donald J. SERIES ENCYCOPEDIA
I’m Too Fond of My Fur (Geronimo Stilton #4) Stilton, Geronimo SERIES GERONIMO
The Girl Who Cried Monster (Goosebumps #8) Stine, R.L. SERIES STINE

Level Q

Title Author Call Number
The boy on Fairfield Street: How Ted Geisel Grew up to Become Dr. Seuss Krull, Kathleen EASY KRU
Capital! : Washington from A to Z Melmed, Laura EASY MEL
The boy of steel: a baseball dream come true Negron, Ray EASY NEG
The boy who loved words Schotter, Roni EASY SCH
The true story of the 3 little pigs Scieszka, Jon EASY SCI
Who was Johnny Appleseed? Holub, Jane J 920 APP
American Girl doll books:(for example)

Addy’s surprise

Changes for Josefina

Happy birthday Kit

Meet Samantha

Porter, Connie Rose

Tripp, Valerie

Tripp, Valerie

Adler, Susan

HIST FIC J AME
Mr. Popper’s penguins Atwater, Richard J ATW
The end of the beginning Avi J AVI
Tales of a fourth grade nothing (and other Fudge Titles) Blume, Judy J BLU
The big wave Buck, Pearl S. J BUC
The Lambkins Bunting, Eve J BUN
Soccer duel Christopher, Matt J CHR
Soccer scoop Christopher, Matt J CHR
Help! I’m a prisoner in the library Clifford, Eth J CLI
Aliens ate my homework Coville, Bruce J COV
James and the giant peach Dahl, Roald J DAH
Spiderwick Chronicles books #1 – #3 DiTerlizzi, Tony J DIT
The white elephant Fleischman, Sid J FLE
Ghosthunters books Funke, Cornelia J FUN
Jack Adrift: fourth grade without a clue Gantos, Jack J GAN
Toad rage Gleitzman, Morris J GLE
Witch twins Griffin, Adele J GRI
The day my butt went psycho Griffiths, Andy J GRI
Bunnicula Howe, Deborah J HOW
Bunnicula strikes again Howe, Deborah J HOW
Toys go out Jenkins, Emily J JEN
Funny Frank King-Smith, Dick J KIN
The water horse King-Smith, Dick J KIN
Island trilogy (Shipwreck, Survival, and Escape) Korman, Gordon J KOR
The Toilet Paper Tigers Korman, Gordon J KOR
Leon and the champion chip Kurzweil, Allen J KUR
Betsy-Tacy series Lovelace, Maud Hart J LOV
Anastasia Krupnik series Lowry, Lois J LOW
No more nasty MacDonald, Amy J MAC
The meanest doll in the world Martin, Ann M. J MAR
Homer Price McCloskey, Robert J MCC
Sparks McNamee, Graham J MCN
Soup Peck, Robert Newton J PEC
There’s a boy in the girl’s bathroom Sachar, Louis J SAC
On the banks of the bayou (Little House, The Rose Years #7) MacBride, Roger J WIL
Little House series Wilder, Laura Ingalls J WIL
Little House in Brookfield (Little House, The Caroline Years #1) Wilkes, Maria J WIL
The Velveteen Rabbit Williams, Margery J WIL
Dear Mr. Henshaw Cleary, Beverly NEWBERY 1984
Amazing days of Abby Hayes (books #6-12 and #14-15, other titles vary by level) Mazer, Anne SERIES AMAZING
Animal ark series Baglio, Ben M. SERIES ANIMAL
Dolphin diaries Series Baglio, Ben M. SERIES DOLPHIN
Night of the Living Dummy (Goosebumps #7) Stine, R.L. SERIES STINE
Stay Out of the Basement (Goosebumps #2) Stine, R.L. SERIES STINE

Level R

Title Author Call Number
The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest Jenkins, Steve J 796.53 JEN
When Marian sang Ryan, Pam Munoz J 920 AND
Who was Harry Houdini Sutherland, Tui J 920 HOU
Sadako and the thousand paper cranes Coerr, Eleanor J 920 SAD
The great fire Murphy, Jim J 977.311 MUR
Indian in the cupboard Banks, Lynne Reid J BAN
Center Court Sting Christopher, Matt J CHR
Frindle Clements, Andrew J CLE
The Landry news Clements, Andrew J CLE
Spiderwick Chronicles books #4 & #5 DiTerlizzi, Tony J DIT
Misty of Chincoteague Henry, Marguerite J HEN
Caddie Woodlawn Brink, Carol Ryrie NEWBERY 1936
Sarah, plain and tall MacLachlan, Patricia NEWBERY 1986
Shiloh Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds NEWBERY 1992

Level S

Title Author Call Number
Pink and Say Polacco, Patricia EASY POL
The journal of Jasper Jonathan Pierce, a Pilgrim boy Rinaldi, Ann HIST FIC J DEA
Favorite Medieval Tales Osborne, Mary Pope J 398.209 OSB
Poppy, Poppy and Rye, and Poppy’s Return Avi J AVI
Matilda Dahl, Roald J DAH
The Onts (Secrets of Dripping Fang book #1) Greenburg, Dan J GRE
Spy Cat Kehret, Peg J KEH
The great Gilly Hopkins Paterson, Katherine J PAT
The Van Gogh Cafe Rylant, Cynthia J RYL
Cricket in Times Square Seldon, George J SEL
The broccoli tapes Slepian, Jan J SLE
A taste of blackberries Smith, Doris Buchanan J SMI
Taking sides Soto, Gary J SOT
The dollhouse murders Wright, Betty Ren J WRI
From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Konigsburg, E. L. NEWBERY 1968

Level T

Title Author Call Number
Everglades George, Jean Craighead EASY GEO
Across the wide and lonesome prairie : the Oregon Trail diary of Hattie Campbell Gregory, Kristiana HIST FIC J DEA
Picture of freedom: the diary of Clotee, a slave girl, Belmont Plantation, Virginia, 1859 McKissack, Pat HIST FIC J DEA
American Tall Tales Osborne, Mary Pope J 398.22 OSB
Week in the woods Clements, Andrew J CLE
Love that dog Creech, Sharon J CRE
Sees behind trees Dorris, Michael J DOR
Half magic Eager, Edward J EAG
Harriet the spy Fitzhugh, Louise J FIT
Joey Pigza loses control Gantos, Jack J GAN
The kid who ran for President Gutman, Dan J GUT
Chronicles of Narnia series Lewis, C. S. J LEW
Curse of the campfire weenies Lubar, David J LUB
Bridge to Terabithia Paterson, Katherine NEWBERY 1978
Animorphs series Applegate, K. A. SERIES ANIMORPHS

Level U

Title Author Call Number
The book of three (Chronicles of Prydain, bk#1) Alexander, Lloyd J ALE
The search for delicious Babbitt, Natalie J BAB
The secret garden Burnett, Frances Hodgson J BUR
The Watsons go to Birmingham Curtis, Christopher Paul J CUR
P.S. longer letter later Danziger, Paula J DAN
The cat ate my gymsuit Danziger, Paula J DAN
My side of the mountain George, Jean Craighead J GEO
Tucket’s gold Paulsen, Gary J PAU
The sign of the beaver Speare, Elizabeth George J SPE
Loser Spinelli, Jerry J SPI
Wringer Spinelli, Jerry J SPI
The summer of the swans Byars, Betsy Cromer NEWBERY 1971
Julie of the wolves George, Jean Craighead NEWBERY 1973
The view from Saturday Konigsburg, E. L. NEWBERY 1997
Bud not Buddy Curtis, Christopher Paul NEWBERY 2000

Level V

Title Author Call Number
The true confessions of Charlotte Doyle Avi J AVI
Tuck everlasting Babbitt, Natalie J BAB
Framed Cottrell Boyce, Frank J COT
Getting near to baby Couloumbis, Audrey J COU
Absolutely normal chaos Creech, Sharon J CRE
On the far side of the mountain George, Jean Craighead J GEO
The house of Dies Drear Hamilton, Virginia J HAM
The music of dolphins Hesse, Karen J HES
A swiftly tilting planet/Wind in the door L’Engle, Madeleine J LEN
Anne of Green Gables Montgomery, L. M. J MON
Jip : his story Paterson, Katherine J PAT
Dogsong Paulsen, Gary J PAU
Harry Potter books #1-3 Rowling, J. K. J ROW
Crash Spinelli, Jerry J SPI
Island of the Blue Dolphins O’Dell, Scott NEWBERY 1961
Holes Sachar, Louis NEWBERY 1999

Level W

Title Author Call Number
The great railroad race : the diary of Libby West Gregory, Kristiana HIST FIC J DEA
The journal of Brian Doyle : a greenhorn on an Alaskan whaling ship Murphy, Jim HIST FIC J DEA
Elizabeth I, red rose of the House of Tudor Lasky, Kathryn HIST FIC J ROY
Through my eyes : the autobiography of Ruby Bridges Bridges, Ruby J 920 BRI
Eleanor Roosevelt : a life of discovery Freedman, Russell J 920 ROO
Phantom tollbooth Juster, Norton J JUS
Belle Teal Martin, Ann M. J MAR
A place to belong Nixon, Joan Lowery J NIX
Sarny : a life remembered Paulsen, Gary J PAU
Harry Potter books #4-6 Rowling, J. K. J ROW
Space station seventh grade Spinelli, Jerry J SPI
A wrinkle in time L’Engle, Madeleine NEWBERY 1963
Roll of thunder, hear my cry Taylor, Mildred D NEWBERY 1977
Maniac Magee : a novel Spinelli, Jerry NEWBERY 1991
Walk two moons Creech, Sharon NEWBERY 1995
Crispin: the cross of lead Avi NEWBERY 2003

Level X

Title Author Call Number
Oh, yuck! : the encyclopedia of everything nasty Masoff, Joy J 031.02 MAS
Homesick, my own story Fritz, Jean J 920 FRI
Greenwitch Cooper, Susan J COO
Lionboy series Corder, Zizou J COR
Dovey Coe Dowell, Frances O’Roark J DOW
Nicholas Goscinny J GOS
Silk umbrellas Marsden, Carolyn J MAR
The little prince Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de J SAI
Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood mummy Van Draanen, Wendelin J VAN
Call it courage Sperry, Armstrong NEWBERY 1941
M. C. Higgins, the great Hamilton, Virginia NEWBERY 1975
The grey King Cooper, Susan NEWBERY 1976
Dear Dumb Diary series Benton, Jim SERIES DEAR
Dark is rising Cooper, Susan YA COO
Fairest Levine, Gail Carson YA LEV
Where the red fern grows :the story of two dogs and a boy Rawls, Wilson YA RAW

Level Y

Title Author Call Number
The Wright brothers : how they invented the airplane Freedman, Russell J 629.13 FRE
Calvin and Hobbes Watterson, Bill J 741.59 WAT
Gilda Joyce, psychic investigator Allison, Jennifer J ALL
The Land of Elyon series books #1 & 2 Carman, Patrick J CAR
Replay : a new book Creech, Sharon J CRE
Bull Run Fleischman, Paul J FLE
Redwall series (books #2,5,8,13,17, & 19) Jacques, Brian J JAC
A corner of the universe Martin, Ann M. J MAR
Anne of Avonlea Montgomery, L. M. J MON
Count Karlstein Pullman, Philip J PUL
The giver Lowry, Lois NEWBERY 1994
Cheaper by the dozen Gilbreth, Frank B. YA 920 GIL
When Zachary Beaver came to town Holt, Kimberly Willis YA HOL
The call of the wild London, Jack YA LON
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster boy Schmidt, Gary D YA SCH
The Amulet of Samarkand (The Bartimaeus trilogy bk. 1) Stroud, Jonathan YA STR

Level Z

Title Author Call Number
The journal of Patrick Seamus Flaherty, United States Marine Corps White, Ellen Emerson HIST FIC J DEA
Digging for bird-dinosaurs : an expedition to Madagascar Bishop, Nic J 567.909 BIS
The many rides of Paul Revere Giblin, James J 920 REV
Little women Alcott, Louisa May J ALC
Redwall series (books #3,4,15, & 16) Jacques, Brian J JAC
Seeing Cinderella Lundquist, Jenny J LUN
War horse Morpurgo, Michael J MOR
The golden door Rodda, Emily J ROD
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Rowling, J. K. J ROW
Black Beauty Sewell, Anna J SEW
Treasure Island Stevenson, Robert Louis J STE
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn Twain, Mark J TWA
The adventures of Tom Sawyer Twain, Mark J TWA
Johnny Tremain Forbes, Esther NEWBERY 1944
The golden compass Pullman, Philip YA PUL
The land Taylor, Mildred D YA TAY

To find more levels and more books for each level, go to:

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/

There you will find a tab for: Book Wizard.
Click on “Search by Reading Level”. Click the button for “Guided Reading Level”.
This matches the Fountas and Pinnell system the schools are using. Use the arrows to pull up an alphabetic menu and select the desired level range. (EXAMPLE: “A” to “A”, “H” to “J”)
After it runs the search for your requested level(s), you can narrow the selections to grade interest level with the menu on the left.

 

PLEASE BE AWARE: Scholastic has informed us that the Guided Reading Level system is still being revised. As books are used by teachers, they submit suggestions on changes to the system. We have done our best to apply the leveling system to the books in our collection, but it may vary from what you find in the Book Wizard, or in the Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Book List Index. We have also discovered that the leveling is VERY different from the way that Accelerated Reader and Lexile ratings are applied. Books in each level may vary in the amount of text, size of font and other readability factors. Preview the items to make sure they are a good fit for your child.

Field Trip Guidelines

Dexter District Library
Field Trip Guidelines

The Dexter District Library is happy to offer the opportunity for school classes, preschools and other organized groups of children to visit the Library for tours, introductions to the resources available in the Library’s collections and Library programs. At the same time, the Library also needs to provide a welcoming atmosphere to all families within our community. In order to provide excellent services to all, the Library has established the following guidelines for groups visiting the Library. Adherence to these guidelines will help the Library ensure continuity of service to all patrons and ensure your group has an enjoyable and positive visit.

SCHEDULING – LIBRARY TOURS

  • Plan to schedule your visit at least 2 weeks in advance. The Library can accommodate groups of up to 35 as staffing and library programming allow. Discuss special arrangements for larger groups with us.
  • We can provide library card applications for your group. Applications for Library cards must be returned to the Library no later than one week prior to your group’s visit. We cannot issue library cards for groups at the time of your visit.
  • All children must present a valid Library card, free of fines or other charges, in order to check out materials. Staff cannot loan materials to children who visit the Library without a valid Library card.
  • Please remind parents the day before the field trip to send the Library card with the child.
  • If a child’s card has fines for late, lost or damaged materials, a parent will need to visit the Library in advance of the field trip to clear the child’s record.
  • Parents, teachers or chaperones with a valid Library card may check out materials for children but that individual adult will be responsible for ensuring the materials are returned to the Library and any fines or fees associated with late, lost or damaged items are paid.
  • Please be sure to ask about parking arrangements as necessary.
  • Call if your group will be delayed or if you need to cancel your trip.

LIBRARY MANNERS

Groups of children must be supervised at all times. Please plan at least 1 adult chaperone for every 7 children in your group. Chaperones will be responsible for monitoring and correcting individual behavior. Disruptive groups may be asked to end their trip early.

Please share the below guidelines with staff, parents, chaperones and students.

  • Follow all instructions and directions from the library staff.
  • Chaperones must turn off or set all cell phones to vibrate.
  • Chaperones should refrain from personal conversations between one another during the visit.
  • Stay with your group.
  • Do not disturb others who may be working or reading in the library.
  • Walk in the library.
  • Food, drinks, gum, etc. must be disposed before entering the Library.
  • Please enjoy the materials and treat them with respect. Handle them gently and leave them on the tables for the Library staff to reshelve.

ATTENDING REGULARLY SCHEDULED LIBRARY PROGRAMMING

The Library offers a variety of informative and entertaining program events geared towards children. While larger groups are welcome to attend, these events are presented for the enjoyment of the community at large and individual families will receive priority seating.

  • Groups of more than 10 children must contact the Library at least one week in advance of the program to confirm availability of space.
  • Groups must arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of the scheduled event in order to be seated.
  • Groups arriving after the start of an event will not be admitted.
  • Children must be seated together and with the group chaperones.
  • Chaperones must monitor the behavior of individual children in their charge and remove disruptive individuals. In the case of significant disruptions, groups may be barred from future attendance.
  • Groups will be limited to attending events that do not require registration.

First Tuesday Lego Club

On the first Tuesday of every month, our Lego Club meets between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. in the lower level meeting room.  Kids, tweens and teens in grades K through 8 are invited to spend an afternoon making their own Lego creations.  Everyone is welcome – Legos will be provided by the Library.

Upcoming Club Dates:  December 3, January 7 and February 4

Zoo – Discount Tickets


The Detroit Zoo is now offering discounts to local library patrons.  Through the ‘Tickets & More’ program, library cardholds can purchase admissions, ride tickets, food coupons and parking.  If you are looking for something to do…why not check out the Zoo!

Complete details can be found at:
https://tickets.detroitzoo.org/affiliate.asp?ID=2195985C-76C5-469F-B27C-CE7E3C30F65F 

See attachments below for current special offers.