Help for Students Looking for Lexile or AR Books!

A popular question during the school year is “How do I find books appropriate for my (or my child’s) Lexile/Accelerated Reader level?”

One way to find books within a certain Lexile range is to use KDL’s NoveList database. (If you’re not in a KDL branch, you will want to have your library card handy!) Under Advanced Search, there is the option to limit your search by reading, grade, and Lexile ranges (amongst other nifty options).

If your school uses the Accelerated Reader (AR) program, try AR BookFinder. Click on Student and then click Submit. On the Search page, one of the tabs is Advanced Search. Advanced Search will allow you to search a range of “ATOS Book Levels,” for example 4.5-4.9.  

Once you have found a book that sounds great using NoveList or AR BookFinder, be sure to check KDL’s catalog to find a copy.

Your school may have paired with the nearest KDL branch to offer AR tests at the library. Contact your KDL branch to see if they offer this option, and you may be able to take AR tests after school or on weekends!

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