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Recommended reading

Lists of books chosen by librarians sorted by genre or reading level

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Does the Open Library have a collection for students organized by reading level or grade?

Yes! The Internet Archive's Open Library has partnered with ISKME and an expert group of educators and school librarians to develop the Universal School Library, a curated list of 2,300 books organized by reading level and grade.  You can browse the whole collection or find books for a particular reader:

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Using this collection

Book cover for Divergent, by Veronica RothCCC Library, we have many books for you to check out, read, and enjoy!

While it is true, many of the books are for research, we also have books that are fun to read. 

In this guide we have put together lists of book by

  • genre, or the specific type of book that they are, 
  •  and by Lexile number with a focus on books that will help you increase your reading level.
    • The Lexile number is a rating for how hard the book is to read. The higher the number, the harder it will be
    • 500- 790 and below is "Intermediate" and 800 and up is "Advanced." 
    • Below 500 is our New Readers collection

Browse through these books and find something great to read today!

Remember that librarians and library staff are always available to help.

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Course recommended reading lists

These lists have been curated by a librarian for a specific course.

Find your course's reading list below

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