Find Books That Match Your Child’s Measure
Using Lexile® Find a Book, you can easily find books that match your child’s Lexile measure, grade level or interests among the hundreds of thousands of books in this browser tool. Search filters include dozens of interest categories, books in a series and award-winning books. If you want to know whether a specific book is within a student’s Lexile range, you can use their Quick Search feature located on our Lexile® Find a Book tool. All you need is a book’s author, title or ISBN number to find the Lexile text measure of that book.
More Tips for Using Find a Book
Choosing Books Above or Below Your Child’s Lexile Range
For the most part, it’s best to choose books within your child’s Lexile range. Your child will comprehend them better without getting frustrated. However, there are times when you might want to choose books below or above a student’s Lexile reading measure.
- Materials with a higher Lexile text measure can be a good challenge for advanced and enthusiastic readers. A hard but interesting book can open the door to other books on the same subject.
- Materials with a lower Lexile text measure often helps struggling and reluctant readers to build confidence and skills with less challenging books on their topics of choice.
If Your Child Doesn’t Have a Lexile Reading Measure
You can still find books and build reading lists without a Lexile reading measure. Find a Book can estimate a starting Lexile range based on your child’s grade and comfort with the reading materials at that grade level. Then, based on the book search results, you can further refine the Lexile range to select books that best support successful reading.
Is it Age-Appropriate? Lexile Codes
Lexile measures are a quantitative measure for text complexity. They don’t address whether the book is appropriate for your child’s age. Some books also have a two-letter designation that appears before a Lexile measure called a Lexile Code. This code (for example, AD580L) provides more information about the book’s developmental appropriateness, reading difficulty and common or intended usage.