What is leveling?

Children need to read books that they can both read the words and understand the meaning.   Teachers call this book "just right," or a book that is at the child's instructional level.    This book will challenge the reader just a bit to enable continued growth as a reader , but not so much that they become frustrated.

Teachers and tests will give you a specific letter or number representing your child's reading level.   Because each rating system is different, we have compiled a selection of books by reading level available from Usborne Books & More.

Ask your child's teacher which method they use for "leveling" and select that option below for more information about the method and a list of Usborne and Kane Miller books which have been identified by this method.