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"The more that you READ, the more things you will KNOW.  The more that you LEARN, the more places you'll GO." - Dr. Seuss

“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” – J.K. Rowling


Why and how do I find a 'Just Right Book?

1) Create a Goodreads Account

2) Browse resources:

3) Look up books in the Catalog and find them

4) Add you Goodreads or a List in your Notebooks

'Just Right' Books

1) 'Just Right' Books

Finding the right book - why is it important?

In order to progress as a reader first you need a book that you can both understand and read or decode the words.  Second you want to make sure it is right for you.  Things to consider: 

  • not too easy as you may get bored
  • not too hard so you become frustrated
  • one that in in between and which will challenge you 

2) The Five Finger Test

A quick way to find out if a book is 'Just right' do the 'Five Finger" Test.

i) Open the book to a full page.

ii) Hold your fist closed

iii) Read out loud and hold up one finger for each word you don't know:

  • No fingers indicates the books is at the independent level
  • 1-5 fingers means the book is at the instructional level
  • 5 or more means the book would be challenging and so it may be frustrating. 

Book Lists

How do you find books you would like to read?

1) Talk to your friends

2) Browse through book recommendations sites online.  These could include:

  • Tailored book search sites.  This sites allow you to type in a book and they will generate other titles that are similar
  • Book List Sites - such as Teens Read and Guys Read
  • Links to Award Winning Book Sites

3) Where do I find lists of these kinds of site?

Yeah.......the library has done this for you. Reading Lists/Links

or go to the Reading Tab and drop downs from the Library Main Page


How to find Books by F & P Level

How to find a book by Lexile


How do I sign up for a Goodreads Account?

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