Reading List by Grade Level

It is important that children read “just right” books in what is called the Zone of Proximal Development.  Once you have that zone figured out — here’s the  ZPD conversion chart by grade level— use our Reading List to choose Just Right books.  This list is drawn for the abundant teaching experience of Gemm staff, books that over the years have been shown to be “the one” that sparked a love of reading.  They are sorted by level of difficulty with indications of suitability gender-wise where appropriate, and by subject matter.

Gemm Reading List