- Picture Books Book Lists
- Butterfly Books Booklist.pdf
- Communities and Community Helpers Picture Books List.pdf
- Construction and Building Booklist.pdf
- Cowboys & Cowgirls Booklist.pdf
- Dinosaur Picture Books Booklist.pdf
- Dinosaur Picture Books List.pdf
- Fairies-Elves-Gnomes Booklist.pdf
- Families Picture Books Booklist.pdf
- Feelings Picture Books List.pdf
- Firefighter Picture Books Booklist.pdf
- First Day of School and Starting School Picture Booklist.pdf
- Five Senses Picture Books List.pdf
- Friends Picture booklist.pdf
- Funny Picture Books Booklist.pdf
- Manners and Behavior Booklist.pdf
- Monster Picture Booklist.pdf
- Multicultural Picture Book Subject List.pdf
- Native Americans Picture Book Booklist.pdf
- New Baby Picture Booklist.pdf
- Ocean Beach Seashore Booklist.pdf
- Pets Picture Book Booklist.pdf
- Princesses Picture Booklist.pdf
- Rhyming Text Picturebooks.pdf
- Robots Picture Books List.pdf
- Scary Stories or Being Scared Booklist.pdf
- Self Picture Booklist.pdf
- Sports Picturebook Booklist.pdf
- Transportation Picture Booklist.pdf
- Wordless Books Booklist.pdf
- Zoo Picture Books List.pdf
- Storytime Resources
- Africa Jungle summer 2011.pdf
- Bathtime Storytime 2010.pdf
- Birthday Storytime.pdf
- Days of the Week storytime.pdf
- Mud and Dirt April 2012.pdf
- Telephones 1-24-11.pdf
- The Moon.pdf
- We Love the Earth Storytime.pdf
- Wild Animals.pdf
- Wolves Storytime.pdf
Booklists for Parents
Youth Guides & Pathfinders
Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides and pathfinders can help you discover the resources you need.
Downloads for You
Our downloadable guides range from new release lists to “how to” instructions designed to help you with our collection.
Parents @ UAPL Blog
Hi parents! Since the introduction of the new Common Core, Youth staff at the library have experienced an increase in questions from parents about Lexiles. Specifically, parents are seeking books that match a specific Lexile to support their child's reading progress. However, through this we have also learned that many parents aren't completely familiar with how Lexile works, so below is a general overview, and how we can help you!
What is Lexile? A Lexile measurement is determined when a child takes a reading assessment test, usually through school. A child (and parent) usually receive a specific number from his or her teacher.
What does the Lexile number for a book really mean? A Lexile measurement for a book is simply an evaluation of the vocabulary and sentence length in the book. Lexile does not take into account the complexity, quality of writing, or age-appropriateness of a book. For example, the book Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys is an award-winning, highly acclaimed teen book about the histocial account of a 15 year old girl who was sent to a Siberian prison camp in 1941; it measures at a 490 Lexile. Compare that to a fun picture book called Chicken Cheeks, an illustrated preschool book about different animal behinds, which measures at a 1080 Lexile. The higher the lexile, the more complex the vocabulary and sentence structure, and that is all.
What can I do with that number? Now that your child's Lexile has been determined, your first instinct is to find leveled books, right? My favorite go-to source to find books within a Lexile range is Novelist. We provide this database through our website–if you want to access this from home you will need to use your library card. To search by Lexile, go to the Advanced Search field link right below the search area–within this page you can limit your search for materials to within a Lexile range. Although it's database of materials is much more limited, you can also use the Lexile website itself to find materials. Also, here is a guide about levels; this guide will provide you with more info about different leveling systems. And, of course, you can always ask a staff member for guidance!
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