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Books for Readers in K-5th Grade   Tags: 1st graders, 2nd graders, 3rd graders, 4th graders, 5th graders, bpl kids, children, k-5, kindergarteners  

Suggested reading for children from Kindergarten through 5th Grade.
Last Updated: Jun 20, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Welcome to our guide to Books for Kindergarten - 5th Grade Readers.

Find more great reading suggestions on our Books for Readers in Middle School, or visit our Good Books page.


The Library Catalog

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Enter a title, subject or author's name and click on the orange button to search for items at Berkeley Public Library.

NoveList K-8 Database

This online resource recommends books. Search by categories such as topics, Lexile reading levels, grade levels, genres, ethnicity of authors, and more. If you have read a book that you like, it will even suggest books that are similar.

Connect from the library or from home. To connect from home, you will need your Berkeley Public Library card barcode number.



This newsletter of great reading ideas will be delivered to your email. Choose from Kids' Books, Picture Books, Teen Scene, or any other of our specialized topics.


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All About Adolescent Literacy

Resources for parents and educators of kids in grades 4-12

Go to the AdLit site

Recommended Books for K-5 Readers

Click on the links below for book lists compiled by children's librarians at Berkeley Public Library.


BUSD Emerson School Library Recommends

Lists of recommended reads, arranged by grades, prepared by Mary Ann Scheuer, librarian at Emerson School (Berkeley Unified School District).

Guided Reading Level A - Z

Looking for books in the "Guided Reading Level A - Z"? Below are some free websites that list some Leveled Books:

Please note that access to the Leveled Book list developed by Fountas and Pinnell is restricted to organizations that license it and make it available.

Accelerated Reader Books

Search for books in the Accelerated Reader database.

State of California Dept. of Education Reading Lists

Reading Rockets

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Reading Rockets, created by WEB public broadcasting, offers information and resources on learning to read. Colorín colorado is a bilingual site for families and educators of English language learners.

View the one-page Parent Tips, which offer easy ways to help kids at each grade level become successful readers.


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4th & 5th Grade Book Club

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Join us at Book Club!
Read and talk about books and make new friends. Meets October 2013 - April 2014 in the Central Children's Library, in the StoryRoom.

Our meetings are held once a month on Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m.
Our meeting dates:
October 1, 2013
November 5, 2013
December 3, 2013
January 7, 2014
February 4, 2014
March 4, 2014
April 1, 2014



Watch ebook videos from Scholastic BookFlix. Classic video storybooks are paired with related nonfiction eBooks. It's free via Berkeley Public Library.

Connect from the library or from home. To connect from home, you will need your Berkeley Public Library barcode number.

This link will take you to the BPL Online Resources page. From there, you can connect to BookFlix.




Try Overdrive, our new audiobook & e-book service!  Download and listen or read on your PC, Mac®, Kindle or Smartphone today.  See the “Help” link on Overdrive for information about how to use the service with your device. Not available at library catalog machines.



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