Titles by the following authors and series are frequently scored above 1000 by Lexile.com.
Louisa May Alcott (JFIC ALC)
L. Frank Baum (JFIC BAU)
Dick King-Smith (JFIC KIN)
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (JFIC NAY)
Zilpha Keatley Snyder (JFIC SNY)
Tips for finding high Lexile books for younger readers:
- Search Lexile.com for titles at or near your child’s Lexile level then search the library’s catalog. If we do not own a title, speak with a library staff member (by phone, email, chat or in person) about requesting the book through interlibrary loan (ILL).
- Search Lexile.com for NC (non-conforming) titles. This designation indicates a book with a Lexile score significantly higher than the expected range for the age of the intended audience.
- Classics often have a high Lexile score. Classics may be shelved in the Junior, YA and Adult collections.
Examples of classic authors:
- Mark Twain
- Charles Dickens
- Arthur Conan Doyle
- Jules Verne
- Louisa May Alcott
- Jane Austen
- Rudyard Kipling
- Lucy Maud Montgomery
- JRR Tolkien