Find the Right Book
Do you want to help improve a child's reading ability this year? With the free "Find a Book" search tool, you can use the child's Lexile® measure to build custom booklists at the right level of difficulty that he or she will like. When a child reads books at his or her Lexile level, he or she can strengthen important literacy skills and develop a love of reading.
What is a Lexile measure and how does a child get one?
A Lexile measure indicates the reading level of a child or a book, and is represented as a number followed by an "L" (for example, 850L). By comparing the child's Lexile measure with the Lexile measure of a book, you can decide whether its text demand will be too difficult, too easy or just right for the child's reading ability. A child's Lexile measure typically is included on his or her end-of-grade score report which is sent home.
How can you use Lexile measures to hep your child "Find a Book?"
You can help a child search for books by Lexile measure and interests by using "Find a Book" at www.lexile.com. This free search tool allows you to compare the child's Lexile measure with all of the books that have a Lexile measure-more than 134,000 fiction and nonfiction titles on various subjects and at all developmental levels. "Find a Book" is the quickest and easiest way to search for books at a child's Lexile level. Whether the child is reading for school or pleasure, the book search utility will help that child build custom reading lists on the subjects that interest him or her the most.
How to use the search tool:
- Go to www.lexile.com/findabook
- Enter the child's Lexile range
- Pick the child's interest categories
- Vies/Refine the search results
- Print the child's custom reading list