Title Author Lexile Word Count
Series K Consolidated 620L 7,772
Series K, Volume One 540L 2,177
Cornelius Leo Lionni 440L 278
Big Wolf and Little Wolf Nadine Brun-Cosme 630L 1,004
Jamaica’s Blue Marker Juanita Havill 460L 895
The Stray Cat (poem) Eve Merriam NA* 63
Series K, Volume Two 530L 2,948
The Three Wishes Margot Zemach 750L 685
Me First Max Kornell 410L 619
The Fire Cat Esther Averill 470L 1,644
Every Time I Climb a Tree (poem) David McCord NA* 158
Series K, Volume Three 750L 2,647
Screen of Frogs Sheila Hamanaka 810L 928
Down the Road Alice Schertle 730L 1,347
The Tin Forest Helen Ward 730L 372
Where Would You Be? (poem) Karla Kuskin NA* 105
Series 1 Consolidated 640L 9,766
Series 1, Volume One 710L 2,944
City Mouse and Country Mouse Aesop 950L 756
Under the Lemon Moon Edith Hope Fine 520L 1,238
Those Shoes Maribeth Boelts 680L 950
The Land of Nod (poem) Robert Louis Stevenson NA* 106
Series 1, Volume Two 570L 2,716
Stone Soup Marcia Brown 530L 1,080
The Big Orange Splot Daniel Pinkwater 650L 754
The Mud Family Betsy James 500L 882
Blue (poem) Claudia Lewis NA* 59
Series 1, Volume Three 630L 4,106
Skunny-Wundy’s Skipping Stone Joseph Bruchac 580L 1,522
Best Friends for Frances Russell Hoban 650L 1,646
Yoshi’s Feast Kimiko Kajikawa 690L 938
Dinky (poem) Theodore Roethke NA* 131

*Lexile measures are not applied to poetry.

Title Author Lexile Word Count
Series 2, Book One 790L 14,150
The Happy Lion Louise Fatio 910L 980
Miss Maggie Cynthia Rylant 920L 977
Anancy and Dog and Puss and Friendship West Indian folktale as told by James Berry 630L 1,738
Catalog Cats/Our Garden Ann Cameron 610L 1,582
Carlos and the Cornfield Jan Romero Stevens 850L 1,469
The Wedding Basket West African folktale as told by Donna L. Washington 630L 1,586
The Jade Stone Chinese folktale as told by Caryn Yacowitz 700L 1,308
The Girl and the Chenoo Native American folktale as told by Joseph Bruchac and Gayle Ross 770L 2,082
Jack and the Beanstalk English folktale as told by Joseph Jacobs 990L 2,428
Series 2, Book Two 870L 15,301
Erandi’s Braids Antonio Hernández Madrigal 500L 1,266
The Invisible Hunters Nicaraguan folktale as told by Harriett Rohmer 620L 1,337
Fishing Day Andrea Davis Pinkney 690L 1,611
Perfect Crane Anne Laurin 830L 1,390
Hurricane Flowers Ethel Pochocki 880L 1,642
My Great-Grandmother’s Gourd Cristina Kessler 770L 2,017
The Wise Little Toad Rosario Ferré 1150L 1,131
Doodle Flute Daniel Pinkwater 310L 1,031
The Velveteen Rabbit Margery Williams 1110L 3,876
Title Author Lexile Word Count
Series 3, Book One 790L 17,104
Boundless Grace Mary Hoffman 650L 1,106
The Scarebird Sid Fleischman 550L 1,517
Chin Yu Min and the Ginger Cat Jennifer Armstrong 790L 2,164
The Gold Coin Alma Flor Ada 710L 2,146
The Magic Listening Cap Japanese folktale as told by Yoshiko uchida 830L 1,847
The Mushroom Man Ethel Pochcocki 960L 2,035
The Banza Haitian folktale as told by Diane Wolkstein 590L 1,106
The Upside-Down Boy Juan Felipe Herrerra 640L 1,187
The Ugly Duckling Hans Christian Andersen 900L 2,428
Series 3, Book Two 850L 14,141
White Wave Chinese folktale as told by Diane Wolkstein 610L 1,270
Luba and the Wren Ukrainian folktale as told by Patricia Polacco 670L 1,711
Basho and the River Stones Tim Myers 750L 1,311
The Monster Who Grew Small Joan Grant 970L 2,245
The Buffalo Storm Katherine Applegate 880L 1,225
Pierre’s Dream Jennifer Armstrong 840L 1,196
The Dream Weaver Concha Castroviejo 990L 1,971
The Man Whose Trade Was Tricks Georgian folktale as told by George and Helen Papashvily 820L 1,474
The Emperor’s New Clothes Hans Christian Andersen 940L 1,717
Title Author Lexile Word Count
Series 4, Book One 790L 17,588
Thank You M’am Langston Hughes 800L 1,348
Crow Call Lois Lowry 750L 1,851
Fresh Philippa Pearce 680L 3,487
Shrewd Todie and Lyzer the Miser Ukrainian folktale as told by Isaac Bashevis Singer 920L 1,753
On Sand Island Jacqueline Briggs Martin 870L 1,420
The Green Man Gail E. Haley 820L 1,591
Song of Hope Peggy Duffy 700L 2,049
Jean Labadie’s Big Black Dog French-Canadian folktale as told by Natalie Savage Carlson 770L 2,256
Thunder, Elephant, and Dorobo African folktale as told by Humphrey Harman 940L 1,830
Series 4, Book Two 780L 18,173
Tuesday of the Other June Norma Fox Mazer 750L 3,460
Doesn’t Fall Off His Horse Virginia A. Stroud 820L 2,504
The Cello of Mr. O Jane Cutler 750L 1,499
The No-Guitar Blues Gary Soto 800L 2,315
The Fire on the Mountain Ethiopian folktale as told by Harold Courlander and Wolf Leslau 920L 1,398
Ooka and the Honest Thief Japanese folktale as told by I.G. Edmonds 890L 1,105
The Old Woman and the Wave Shelley Jackson 820L 1,227
Letting Swift River Go Jane Yolen 900L 1,074
The Apple and the Envelope Herbert Montgomery 630L 3,578
Title Author Lexile Word Count
Series 5, Book One 770L 18,451
Charles Shirley Jackson 710L 1,599
The Special Powers of Blossom Culp Richard Peck 780L 2,565
The Peddler’s Gift Maxine Rose Schur 680L 2,297
In the Time of Drums Gullah folktale as told by Kim L. Siegelson 840L 1,913
Learning the Game Francisco Jiménez 650L 2,389
The Invisible Child Tove Jansson 670L 2,847
The Coming of the Sufrman Peter Collington 780L 2,796
All Summer in a Day Ray Bradbury 850L 1,936
A Game of Catch Richard Wilbur 1040L 1,444
Series 5, Book Two 770L 25,446
Kamau’s Finish Muthoni Muchemi 710L 2,046
Ghost Cat Donna Hill 550L 3,438
The Hemulen Who Loved Silence Tove Jansson 830L 3,832
The Enchanted Sticks Steven J. Myers 790L 2,389
Kaddo’s Wall West African folktale as told by Harold Courlander and George Herzog 760L 2,092
The Prince and the Goose Girl Elinor Mordaunt 930L 4,642
A Bad Road for Cats Cynthia Rylant 710L 1,558
Lenny’s Red-Letter Day Bernard Ashley 790L 2,990
Through the Mickle Woods Valiska Gregory 650L 2,447