31 Books for National Book Month

by Amy Hahn, Boston Partners in Education AmeriCorps VISTA

 

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During the month of October we celebrated National Book Month, tweeting about one of our favorite books each day. The books ranged in reading level from Pre-K to 12th grade. Our staff members at Boston Partners submitted a favorite book (or two) from their school years in hopes to encourage all the young readers out there to test out something new!

Now that October is over, we’ve compiled the full list of books, with reading levels pulled from Scholastic included, for your enjoyment. Read on!

 

  1. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – Laura Joffe Numeroff, Illustrated by Felicia Bond: Interest Level: Pre K-2, Grade Level Equivalent: 1.8, Guided Reading: K
  2. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and Other Stories Washington Irving: Interest Level: K-4, Grade Level Equivalent: Not Available, Guided Reading: Not Available
  3. Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak: Interest Level: PreK-3, Grade Level Equivalent: 3.4, Guided Reading: J
  4. Rosie Revere Engineer – Andrea Beaty: Interest Level: K-3, Grade Level Equivalent: Not Available, Guided Reading: Not Available
  5. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien: Interest Level: 6-12, Grade Level Equivalent: 6.6, Guided Reading: Z
  6. Oh, The Places You’ll Go! – Dr. Suess: Interest Level: K-2, Grade Level Equivalent: 3.2, Guided Reading: P
  7. Smile – Raina Telgemeier: Interest Level: 3-7, Grade Level Equivalent: 4.3, Guided Reading: T
  8. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter – Carson McCullers: Interest Level: 9-12, Grade Level Equivalent: 8.1, Guided Reading: NR
  9. Anne of Green Gables – L.M. Montgomery: Interest Level: 6-8, Grade Level Equivalent: 5.9, Guided Reading: V
  10. A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle: Interest Level: 3-8, Grade Level Equivalent: 4.7, Guided Reading: W
  11. When You Reach Me – Rebecca Stead: Interest Level: 6-8, Grade Level Equivalent: 4.6, Guided Reading: W
  12. Follow the Dream – Peter Sis: Interest Level: 2-4, Grade Level Equivalent: Not Available, Guided Reading: Not Available
  13. The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle: Interest Level: PreK-1, Grade Level Equivalent: 2.9, Guided Reading:  J
  14. The Hundred Dresses – Eleanor Estes: Interest Level: 3-5, Grade Level Equivalent: 4.5, Guided Reading: P
  15. Dune – Frank Herbert: Interest Level: 9-12, Grade Level Equivalent: 7.7, Guided Reading: NR
  16. Science Wide Open – Mary Wissinger, Illustrated by Danielle Pioli: Interest Level: PreK-3, Grade Level Equivalent: Not Available (yet!), Guided Reading: Not Available (yet!)
  17. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes – Eric Litwin, Illustrated by James Dean (Creator of Pete the Cat): Interest Level: PreK-2, Grade Level Equivalent: 1.1, Guided Reading: K
  18. A Bad Case of Stripes – David Shannon: Interest Level: PreK-3, Grade Level Equivalent: 3.5, Guided Reading: P
  19. Harry Potter Series – J.K. Rowling: These books have a wide range due to there being seven books in the series. We’ll list the levels for book one and book seven to show the range. Interest Level: Book 1: 3-7 Book 7: 3-8, Grade Level Equivalent: Book 1: 6 Book 7: 6.9, Guided Reading: Book 1: V Book 7: Z
  20. Fancy Nancy – Jane O’Connor: Interest Level: K-2, Grade Level Equivalent: 2.4, Guided Reading: M
  21. Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White: Interest Level: 3-7, Grade Level Equivalent: 4.4, Guided Reading: R
  22. The Magic School Bus Chapter Books – Anne Capeci, Illustrated by John Speirs: Interest Level: 2-5, Grade Level Equivalent: 3.5, Guided Reading: P
  23. Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909 – Michelle Markel, Illustrated by Melissa Sweet: Interest Level: K-3, Grade Level Equivalent: 3.6, Guided Reading: Not Available
  24. The Color Purple – Alice Walker: Interest Level: 9-12, Grade Level Equivalent: 7.2, Guided Reading: Not Available
  25. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott: Interest Level: 3-7, Grade Level Equivalent: 7.9, Guided Reading: Z
  26. Make Way for Ducklings – Robert McCloskey: Interest Level: PreK-2, Grade Level Equivalent: 3.1, Guided Reading: L
  27. The Rough-Faced Girl – Rafe Martin, Illustrated by David Shannon: Interest Level: 3-5, Grade Level Equivalent: 5.5,                           Guided Reading: S
  28. A Series of Unfortunate Events – Lemony Snicket: Interest Level: 6-8, Grade Level Equivalent: 6.1, Guided Reading: V
  29. Where the Sidewalk Ends – Shel Silverstein: Interest Level: 3-5, Grade Level Equivalent: 3.9, Guided Reading: Q
  30. The Crucible – Arthur Miller: Interest Level: 9-12, Grade Level Equivalent: 9, Guided Reading: Not Available
  31. Goosebumps – R.L. Stine: Interest Level: 3-7, Grade Level Equivalent: 4-4.5, Guided Reading: Q-U

 

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