Reading A-Z and Raz-Plus’ collection of leveled books has officially hit the 2,000 mark with 24 new books added this month. Celebrate this milestone by letting your students choose a new high-interest book to read in class or at home. From levels aa to Z2, these new books help you personalize literacy instruction for a range of students. These new releases include books about nature and sports, the classic Beowulf for three reading levels, and fictional texts that teach students about self-sufficiency and honesty.
This book inspires emergent readers to answer the question, “What do you keep in your closet?” as they practice classifying information and identifying plural nouns.
All By Myself
Students follow the story of a young girl who demonstrates all the things she can do by herself. It encourages text-to-self connections and helps students identify high-frequency words.
Spirals, Spirals Everywhere
Spirals can be found in many places in nature, and this text guides students in practicing comparison and contrast and using high-frequency words.
Tootsie Can Talk
This fiction text encourages students to practice retelling skills after reading about what happens to a talking bird on its birthday.
People all around the world have different beliefs about good luck, and this book gets students to explore the concept of luck while identifying author’s purpose and using simple subjects.
The Empty Pot
Level: H, K, N
This multilevel fictional text tells the story of a boy who learns the importance of being honest. It encourages students to practice character analysis and story retelling.
Young readers will enjoy learning about how lungs work with colorful illustrations and grade-appropriate vocabulary.
April Fools' Day
Level: M, P, S
This multilevel book teaches students about the history of this prank-filled holiday while they connect to prior knowledge and practice identifying main idea and details.
Level: S, V, Y
Students will explore why groundwater is so important and how we can ensure there is enough for the future. This book provides practice with identifying author purpose and summarizing information.
Level: Q, T, W
This multilevel text explains how the college basketball championship works and gives students opportunities to practice summarizing and identifying author point of view.
Level: U, X, Z1
This classic tale follows the adventures of a warrior who destroys a terrible beast, and it encourages character analysis and the identification of past-tense verbs.
The Balloon Brothers
Level: Z, Z1, Z2
This description of the invention of the first hot air balloon allows students to use content-area vocabulary and determine cause and effect.