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Leveled Reading Lists for DRA 1-44

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Leveled Book Lists for K - 4th


Below, you will find suggestions of books for your child to read organized by DRA level.  It is so important for your child to be reading year round.  If you need additional suggestions, please visit the websites noted at the end of the list.



DRA 1 

  • Applebird by Brian Wildsmith
  • Count and See by Tana Hoban
  • Look What I Can Do by Jose Aruego
  • My Book by Ron Maris
  • One Hunter by Pat Hutchins
  • Barney's Horse by Syd Hoff
  • Cat on the Mat by Brian Wildsmith
  • Have You Seen My Cat by Eric Carle
  • Have You Seen My Duckling by Nancy Tafuri
  • Mommy, Where Are You?  by Harriet Ziefert


  • All Fall Down by Brian Wildsmith
  • Baby Says by John Steptoe
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin
  • I Went Walking by Sue Williams
  • One Hunter by Pat Hutchins 
  • Pancakes For Breakfast by Tomie dePaola 
  • Pancakes, Crackers and Pizza by Marjorie Eberts


First Grade


  • Bears in the Night by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  • Bears on Wheels by Stan and Jan Berenstain 
  • The Chick and Duckling by Mirra Ginsburg
  • Fast Draw Freddie by Bobbie Hamsa 
  • Ice is...Whee! by Carol Greene
  • Mary Wore Her Red Dress by Merle Peek
  • Mud by Wendy Lewison
  • Oops! by Mercer Mayer
  • School Bus by Donald Crews 
  • Snow Joe by Carol Greene
  • Too Many Balloons by Catherine Matthias
  • Where is It? by Dee Lillegard 

DRA 6-8

  • All By Myself by Mercer Mayer
  • Circus Fun by Margaret Hillert 
  • Ear Book by Al Perkins
  • Five Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow
  • Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
  • Go, Dog, Go by P.D. Eastman
  • Happy Birthday, Dear Dragon by Margaret Hillert 
  • Herman the Helper by Robert Kraus
  • Hi, Clouds! by Carol Greene
  • Inside, Outside, Upside Down by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  • It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw
  • Morris the Moose by Bernard Wiseman 
  • Where Can It Be? by Ann Jonas
  • Where's Spot by Eric Hill

DRA 10 

  • Across the Stream by Mirra Ginsburg
  • Amy Loves the Wind by Julia Hoban 
  • Are You There, Bear? by Ron Maris
  • Caps, Hats, Socks and Mittens by Louise Borden 
  • Cars by Anne Rockwell
  • Clifford's Christmas by Norman Bridwell 
  • Color of His Own by Leo Lionni 
  • Dark, Dark Tale by Ruth Brown
  • Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
  • Is Anyone Home? by Ron Maris
  • Itchy, Itchy Chicken Pix by Grace Maccarone 
  • Johnny Lion's Rubber Boots by Edith Thacher Hurd
  • Just Like Daddy by Frank Asch
  • The Lady With the Alligator Purse by Nadine Bernard Westcott
  • Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins
  • SHHH by Kevin Henkes
  • Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews

DRA 12 

  • Biscuit by Alyssa Capucilli
  • Biscuit Finds a Friend by Alyssa Capucilli
  • The Carrot Seed by Ruth Kraus
  • Clifford's Thanksgiving Visit by Norman Bridwell
  • Curious George by H.A Rey 
  • Each Peach, Pear, Plum by Janet Ahlberg 
  • Gone Fishing by Earlene Long
  • Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert 
  • Just For You by Mercer Mayer
  • Just Grandpa and Me by Mercer Mayer 
  • Just Me and My Babysitter by Mercer Mayer
  • Mine's the Best by Crosby Bonsall
  • More Spaghetti I Say by Rita Gelman
  • Mother, Mother, I Want Another by Maria Polushkin
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss 
  • One Monday Morning by Uri Shulevitz
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly by Nadine Westcott
  • Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle 
  • Robert Morgan Goes to Bat by Patricia Reilly Giff 
  • Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw
  • Shortcut by Donald Crews 
  • Spot's First Walk by Eric Hill
  • Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Band 
  • Three Kittens by Mirra Ginsburg
  • Titch by Pat Hutchins
  • Wait, Skates by Mildred Johnson 
  • Who is Coming? by Patricia McKissack

DRA 14

  • Baily Goes Camping by Kevin Henkes
  • Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Building a House by Byron Barton
  • Buzz, Buzz, Buzz by Byron Barton
  • Captain Cat by Sydd Hoff
  • George Shrinks by William Joyce


  • Gilberto and the Wind by Marie Hall Ets
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Great Big Enormous Turnip by Aleksey Tolstoy
  • Just Going to the Dentist by Mercer Mayer
  • Just Me and My Day by Mercer Mayer
  • Just Me and My Little Brother by Mercer Mayer 
  • Just Me and My Little Sister by Mercer Mayer 
  • Just Me and My Puppy by Mercer Mayer
  • Mama Do You Love Me? by Barbara Joose 
  • Old Hat, New Hat by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  • Oliver by Robert Kraus
  • Picture For Harold's Room by Crockett Johnson 
  • Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire
  • Sammy the Seal by Syd Hoff
  • Small Pig by Arnold Lobel 
  • Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming 
  • Tool Box by Anne Rockwell
  • What Game Shall We Play? by Pat Hutchins 
  • Where Are You Going? by Robert Kraus
  • Whose Mouse Are You by Robert Kraus 
  • You Can't Smell a Flower With Your Ear by Joanna Cole 
  • You'll Soon Grow Into Them, Titch by Pat Hutchins 

DRA 16 

  • Albert the Albatross by Syd Hoff
  • Angus and the Cat by Marjorie Flack
  • Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
  • Barney's Horse by Syd Hoff 
  • The Bear's Bicycle by Emilie McLeod
  • Benny Bakes a Cake by Eve Rice
  • Big Fat Enormous Lie by Marjorie Sharmat 
  • Big Hungry Bear by Audrey Wood 
  • Bike Lesson by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  • Fix-It by David McPhail
  • Fortunately by Remy Charlip 
  • Froggy Goes to School by Jonathan London 
  • Go Away Dog by Joan Nodset
  • Goodnight Owl by Pat Hutchins
  • Grizzwold by Syd Hoff 
  • Happy Birthday, Sam by Pat Hutchins
  • Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox
  • Henny Penny by Paul Galdone
  • Just a Mess by Mercer Mayer
  • Just Grandma and Me by Mercer Mayer
  • The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn 
  • Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus
  • Let's Go Froggy by Jonathan London 
  • Liar, Liar Pants on Fire by Miriam Cohen
  • Little Cloud by Eric Carle
  • The Little Engine That Could by Walter Piper
  • Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky 
  • Lost in the Museum by Miriam Cohen
  • Messy Bessey's Garden by Patricia McKissack
  • Michael Bird-Boy by Tomie dePaola
  • My Best Friend by Pat Hutchins
  • My First Kwanzaa Book by Deborah Chocolate
  • The Napping House by Audrey Wood
  • Never Spit on Your Shoes by Denys Cazet 
  • Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells
  • Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood 
  • The Quilt by Ann Jonas
  • Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman
  • Reflections by Ann Jonas
  • Robert the Rose Horse by Joan Heilbroner
  • Sarah's Unicorn by Bruce Coville
  • Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young 
  • Spot's Birthday by Eric Hill
  • There's a Nightmare in my Closet by Mercer Mayer
  • Tidy Titch by Pat Hutchins
  • The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
  • When Will I Read by Miriam Cohen 
  • Who Took the Farmer's Hat? by Joan Nodset 


Second Grade 

DRA 18 

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