Reading Lists

California Reading Lists Grades K-12

These lists have been develop by the State to assist parents and students in selecting books written at a level of difficulty that corresponds with a student's reading ability as measured by state standardized test results.


LBUSD Reading Lists Grades 1-8

This page lists books selected for students by Long Beach Unified School District teachers and librarians. The books are interesting, engaging and appropriate for students in each grade level.

Some titles may be familiar to you. Others may introduce you to new authors and illustrators. Either way, be sure that the books you and your youngster select to read are ones you both find enjoyable. Recreational reading should be a pleasant experience.

While we have only included one title by each author, you will find that many of these authors have written more than one book. English teachers and librarians at your school and at the public library will be happy to help you find more books by these authors.

Reading List by Grade Level:

Kindergarten English Spanish
First Grade English Spanish
Second Grade English Spanish
Third Grade English Spanish
Fourth Grade English Spanish
Fifth Grade English Spanish
Sixth Grade English Spanish
Seventh Grade English Spanish
Eighth Grade English Spanish

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Department Address
1515 Hughes Way
Long Beach, CA 90810

Department Phone
(562) 997-8455