Reading Level 3-5

Reading Level 3-5

Book titles, grade level, difficulty level, and short description are included to help you decide as to where you should start. Books grade level ratings are as follows; 2-5, 3 -5, 5-7, 6-8, 6-12, 7-12, 8-12, 9-12. There is also a reading difficulty level rating system G through Z+ where G is the easiest and Z+ is the most difficult.  There is also N/A (not available) which means we could not find a rating.

  Frankenstein Moved in On the Forth Floor 3-5 M Is Frankenstein living next door?”The new neighbor is weird,” Sam whispers to Robert.
  Martin Bridge Ready for Takeoff 3-5 M Meet Martin Bridge — a boy whose well-meant plans sometimes go awry. In three illustrated stories, Martin encounters two bus drivers with very different ways of relating, makes a tough decision about a friend’s pet and takes on an extremely competitive model rocket project that almost costs him a friendship.
  Why do Cows Moo 3-5 M Is a wonderful collection of some of the most common questions kids ask about animals, and answers adults will want to know before visiting the farm or country fair
  Llama Pajamas 3-5 N Sarah has to leave her beloved computer to go on a mountain trek with her parents and two huge llamas, but she soon gets into the spirit of the trip.
  Lunch Walks Among Us 3-5 N Franny K. Stein is not your average girl — she’s a mad scientist. She prefers poison ivy to daisies, and when Franny jumps rope, she uses her pet snake. The kids in Franny’s class think she’s weird, wacky, and just plain creepy.
  Our Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig 3-5 N When the school principal promises to kiss a pig if the students read 10,000 books, a girl volunteers Hamlet, her unwilling, Shakespeare-quoting pet pig. But poor Hamlet wants nothing to do with such foolishness.
  Pirate’s Promise 3-5 N Torius Vin is perfectly happy with his life as a pirate captain, sailing the Inner Sea with a bold crew of buccaneers and Celeste, his snake-bodied navigator and one true love. Yet all that changes when his sometime friend Vreva Jhafae—a high-powered courtesan and abolitionist spy in the slaver stronghold of Okeno— draws him into her shadowy network of secret agents.
  The Case of the Falling Sky 3-5 N So Hank decides that he’ll do whatever it takes to prevent the sky from falling on his beloved ranch. Even if it means getting into trouble with Sally May (again)…
  A Giant Problem 3-5 N/A Nick dealing with his step-sister Laurie and all the craziness that she has stirred up. Thanks to her and her copy of Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide, he can now see nixies and other fantastical creatures, and he is listening to an old man, Jack, tell them how to kill giants. Giants!
  Animal Stories 3-5 N/A Opens with Jamie rushing to the hospital because he has just found out that his mother has been diagnosed with abrain tumor.
  Brookly Bridge 3-5 N/A It’s the summer of 1903 in Brooklyn and all fourteen-year-old Joseph Michtom wants is to experience the thrill, the grandeur, and the electricity of the new amusement park at Coney Island. But that doesn’t seem likely. Ever since his parents–Russian immigrants–invented the stuffed Teddy Bear five months ago, Joseph’s life has turned upside down.
  Danny Dunn and the Homework Machine 3-5 N/A Professor Bullfinch goes off to attend a scientific conference and leaves Danny in charge of his new miniature automatic computer called Minia. Danny calls it a midget giant brain and suddenly comes up with an idea. Could he program Minny to help him do his homework faster?
  Emily of New Moon 3-5 N/A Emily Starr never knew what it was to be lonely — until her beloved father died. Now Emily’s an orphan, and her mother’s snobbish relatives are taking her to live with them at New Moon Farm. She’s sure she won’t be happy.
  I am Phoenix 3-5 N/A Written to be spoken aloud by two voices, sometimes alternating, sometimes simultaneous, these poems perfectly capture the beauty of birds in their singing, soaring, and rejoicing.
  Journey to the Center of the earth 3-5 N/A Axel, the narrator of the story, lives in Hamburg, Germany, with his uncle, Professor Otto, an impulsive and single-minded professor of geology. The story opens as the latter rushes home to show Axel his latest acquisition: a runic manuscript by the renowned Icelandic explorer Snorri Sturluson.
  Long Walk to Freedom 3-5 N/A Autobiography written by South African President Nelson Mandela. This profiles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison. Under the apartheid government, Mandela was regarded as a terrorist and jailed on the infamous Robben Island for his role as a leader of the then-outlawed ANC.
  Mississippi Bridge 3-5 N/A Jeremy Simms watches from the porch of the general store as the weekly bus from Jackson comes through his town. His neighbor Stacey Logan and Stacey’s brothers and sister are there to see their grandmother off on a trip. Jeremy’s friend Josias Williams is taking the bus to his new job. But Josias and the Logans are black, and in Mississippi in the 1930s, black people can’t ride the bus if that means there won’t be enough room for white people to ride.
  One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street 3-5 N/A When a mysterious man arrives one day on Orange Street, the children who live on the block try to find out who he is and why he’s there. Little do they know that his story—and the story of a very old orange tree—connects to each of their personal worries in ways they never could have imagined.
  The BFG 3-5 N/A It is an expansion of a short story from Dahl’s 1975 book Danny, the Champion of the World. The book is dedicated to Dahl’s late daughter, Olivia, who died of measles encephalitis at the age of seven in 1962.
  The Swiss Family Robinson 3-5 N/A A story about a Swiss family shipwrecked in the East Indies on route to Port Jackson. The Robinson family characters, a pastor, his wife and their four sons are shipwrecked on a remote tropical island. As luck would have it their dogs, livestock, pigeons and geese all make it to shore. Adventures follow each day and how to meet the challenges
  The Tree of Life 3-5 N/A Israel Regardie wrote The Tree of Life, a book many consider his magnum opus, in 1932. It has continued to sell for decades. And no wonder. Up until the time this book was published, very little information about true high magic was available to the public
  Trouble at Marsh Harbor 3-5 N/A Ben Warren wants to be a waterman, like his father, and make his living by catching crabs on Chesapeake Bay. But Mr. Warren has other ideas: he wants Ben to go to college, no matter what. Pollution on the bay is making things tough for all of the watermen.
  When the Soldiers Were Gone 3-5 N/A Henk was hidden on the farm when he was young and the Nazi soldiers came. But the war is over now, and Henk finds out that the people he lives with, the people he loves, are not his real family. He doesn’t remember his real parents, and now a new life in the city lies ahead of him.
  Where the Sidewalk Ends 3-5 N/A Where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein’s world begins. There you’ll meet a boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. It is a place where you wash your shadow and plant diamond gardens, a place where shoes fly, sisters are auctioned off, and crocodiles go to the dentist.
  Agnes Parker Happy Camper 3-5 O The first thing Agnes and her best friend Prejean learn at science camp is that they won’t be sharing the same cabin. Being apart gives Agnes a different perspective, and a few worries, about what others think of her longtime friend.
  Mystic Lighthouse: The Mystery of the DarkLighthouse 3-5 O Twins Jen and Zeke have always known the old lighthouse is haunted. Now they have proof. One night, a mysterious girl appears in a flash of lightning, then disappears into thin air. The Mystic Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast is filled with weird noises.
  The Mystery at the Crooked House 3-5 O The Aldens learn that their housekeeper has to sell her childhood home, the Crooked House, because she cannot afford to keep it. The Aldens learn that there is a riddle surrounding the house, and if the can solve it, there might be a treasure to be found!
  The Mystery of the Orphan Train 3-5 O In Kansas, the Boxcar Children stay in a beautiful Bed and Breakfast owned by Grandfather’s friend, Kate Crawford. While polishing Kate’s old family desk, the Aldens find a mysterious rhyme in a hidden compartment. Will the rhyme help them learn more about Ethan Cape? The Boxcar Children follow the clues.
  The Sword in the tree 3-5 O A story a fantasy of the young king Arthur with legend, history, fantasy and comedy.
  The Sword in The Tree 3-5 O Bulla – In the days of King Arthur there stood a mighty oak tree within the walls of a castle. Peace reigned in the castle until the fearsome night when Lionel, longlost brother of Lord Weldon, returned to cause trouble and unhappiness.
  Brave Harriet 3-5 P On a clear morning in 1912, Harriet Quimby had a vision–she would become the first woman to fly solo across the English Channel. If she were to veer off course by even five miles, she could end up in the North Sea, never to be heard from again. But she took the risk, anyway.
  Falling Up 3-5 P Let Shel Silverstein take you through the Nose Garden, ride the Little Hoarse, eat in the Strange Restaurant, and let the magic open your eyes and tickle your mind.
  Fantastic Mr. Fox 3-5 P The story is about Mr Fox and how he outwits his farmer neighbours to steal their food from right under their noses.
  The case of Haystack Kitties 3-5 P Hank has his paws full when he discovers a mother cat and six kittens trespassing in a haystack on his very own ranch.  Join Hank as he is trapped in a runaway pickup, surrounded by a herd of stray cats, and forced to battle a raging bull.
  The Hundred Penny Box 3-5 P Michael loves his great-great-aunt Dew, even if she can’t always remember his name. He especially loves to spend time with her and her beloved hundred penny box, listening to stories about each of the hundred years of her life.
  The School Mouse 3-5 P Of all the mice occupying the schoolhouse, only young Flora is interested in eavesdropping on the lessons taught to human children. Little by little, she begins to make sense out of the black scrawls in books. Realizing the benefits of education (which includes recognizing the word “poison” on a bag of pellets), Flora refuses to leave her place of study when her family decides to migrate to the field.
  Bunnicula 3-5 Q Silly, highly readable vampire rabbit tale with a mystery .
  Fourth Grade Rats 3-5 Q Fourth graders are tough. They aren’t afraid of spiders. They say no to their moms. They push first graders off the swings. And they never, ever cry.
  Leon and the Champion Chip 3-5 Q Employing scientific methods learned in Mr. Sparks’s class, fifth-grader Leon competes in a potato chip contest and takes revenge against Lumpkin the bully.
  Lucinda’s Secret 3-5 Q Jared and Simon are twin brothers. Along with their older sister Mallory, they move into their family’s old house in the country. Clues lead Jared to a book hidden in the house that was written by their Uncle Arthur from his firsthand knowledge of this other world.
  Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi 3-5 Q Sir Cumference, Lady Di of Ameter, and Radius are back in their second Math Adventure! This time, a potion has changed Sir Cumference into a fire-breathing dragon. Can Radius change him back? Join Radius on his quest through the castle to solve a riddle that will reveal the cure. It lies in discovering the magic number that is the same for all circles.
  A Light in the Attic 3-5 R Here in the attic of Shel Silverstein you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk with Broiled Face, and find out what happens when Somebody steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a Mountain snores, and They Put a Brassiere on the Camel.
  A Room with a View 3-5 R Lucy Honeychurch is touring Florence, Italy with her overbearing cousin and chaperone.  At a time when upper middle-class English women were starting to lead independent, adventurous lives. Charlotte Bartlett files a complaint about rooms to Pension Bertolini. Their complaint is both have been promised a room with a view of the River Arno  instead their rooms overlook a courtyard.
  Sarah, Plain and Tall 3-5 R The story has themes of loneliness, abandonment, and coping with change. Set in late 19th century, is a widowed farmer who is still saddened by the death of his wife during childbirth several years before, finds that the task of taking care of his farm and two children, Anna and Caleb, is too difficult to handle alone.
  Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money 3-5 S Mr. Chickee, the friendly blind man in the neighborhood, gives 9-year-old Steven a mysterious bill with 15 zeros on it and the image of a familiar but startling face. Could it be a quadrillion dollar bill? Could it be real? Well, Agent Fondoo of the U.S. Treasury Department and his team of Secret Government Agents are determined to get that money back!
  Poppy and Rye 3-5 S Heartbroken over the death of her fiance, Ragweed, Poppy, a deer mouse, journeys west through the vast Dimwood Forest to bring the sad news to Ragweed’s family. But Poppy and her porcupine pal, Ereth, arrive only to discover that beavers have flooded the serene valley where Ragweed lived. Together Poppy and Ragweed’s brother Rye brave kidnapping, imprisonment, and a daring rescue to fight the beavers.
  I Am Sacagawea 3-5 T I am only sixteen years old as I trek across the country with my infant son strapped to my back. I have a river, two lakes, and four mountain peaks named after me. I am featured on the U.S golden dollar. I am Sacagawea.
  Shoeless Joe & Me 3-5 T When Joe Stoshack hears about Shoeless Joe Jackson — and the gambling scandal that destroyed the star player’s career — he knows what he has to do. If he travels back in time with a 1919 baseball card in his hand, he just might be able to prevent the infamous Black Sox Scandal from ever taking place.
  The Bicycle Spy 3-5 T Marcel loves riding his bicycle, whether he’s racing through the streets of his small town in France or making bread deliveries for his parents’ bakery. He dreams of someday competing in the Tour de France, the greatest bicycle race. But ever since Germany’s occupation of France began two years ago, in 1940, the race has been canceled.
  The Cat with the Yellow Star 3-5 T Ela Stein was eleven years old in February of 1942 when she was sent to the Terezin concentration camp. While there, a children’s opera called Brundibar was performed, and Ela was chosen to play the pivotal role of the cat.
  The Magic Thief 3-5 T But now Gary’s dream is about to come true. He’s going to exchange bodies with another kid for a whole week.
  Child of the Wolves 3-5 U Granite, a Siberian husky puppy, is all alone in the Alaskan forest after escaping from his kennel. Each moment of his life is threatened until Snowdrift, a great white wolf, welcomes him into a wolf pack. But Granite must earn his place among the wolf tribe by facing vicious attacks from the other wolves, the human wolf hunters, and the constant challenges of the frozen forest.
  A Family Apart 3-5 W The Kellys board an “orphan train” and are taken to St. Joseph, Missouri, where their problems only grow worse. It was bad enough that they had to say goodbye to their mother, but now they’re forced to part ways with their fellow siblings as well. Thirteen-year-old Frances won’t stand for it. She’s going to protect her brothers and sisters, even if it means dressing up like a boy and putting herself in danger.
  Caught in the Act 3-5 W Meet Ethan Lederer. He’s got a great girlfriend, and he’s in all honor classes. Life is almost normal until Lydia Krane shows up in chemistry class. She’s not really Ethan’s type-she’s some variety of goth with peculiar markings up and down her arms. But he feels an attraction to her he can’t explain.
  In the Face of Danger 3-5 W Shy Megan Kelly cannot forget the day a gypsy read her palm announcing to all that she would bring trouble to those around her. Afterward, trouble does follow her, until she takes the necessary steps to free herself from the burdens of fear, loneliness, and superstition.
  The World of Astronomy 3-5 W Think you know all there is to know about our solar system? You might be surprised at some of the amazing details that you find when you begin Exploring the World of Astronomy!
  Where In the World 3-5 P ARI is an ordinary boy with an extraordinary gift for and love of music. But since moving with his mother from Germany to Australia he feels adrift-cut off from his familiar world, the people he loves most, even his music.



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