CCC Library has many print books and eBooks for you to check out, read, and enjoy. While it is true that many of our books are for learning and research, we also have books that are fun to read and escape into! Some definitions to help you use this guide:
Young Adult fiction books have Lexile numbers of 500-1100 and:
Have at least one main character who is a teenager.
Are written with a "voice" that reflects young adults' experiences. Voice includes point of view, vocabulary, and tone.
Explore themes in ways reflective of young adults' experiences.
Young Adult non-fiction books have Lexile numbers of 500-1100 and:
Often includes "literary non-fiction," which is non-fiction written in a narrative style, like fiction.
Are interesting, fun to read, and entertaining!
Genre means type. In fiction, genres feature different styles, tones, and storytelling devices and elements.
A Lexile number is a rating for how hard a book is to read. The higher the number, the more difficult the word use and sentence length.
Using this guide
In this guide we have put together lists of books by:
genre, or the specific type of book that they are. Genres include:
Science fiction and fantasy, which are speculative stories set in futuristic or imaginary settings
Romance, featuring lighthearted love stories or romantic relationships
Mysteries, thrillers, and horror, stories meant to scare, shock, challenge, or hold readers in suspense
Memoirs and biographies, true stories told by or about real people
non-fiction, which are true accounts of real events and people.
YA non-fiction books are located in their own section of CCC Library
Many are labeled with Lexile numbers
Lexile number, so you can have fun while you increase your reading level.
The higher the Lexile number, the harder the book is to read.
The Open Library collections contain almost 30 million books and are provided at no cost to you. Older versions of textbooks may be included in this collection. Use is granted for scholarship and research purposes only. Sign up for a free account to check out books for seven days.
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: