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California Reading Lists

Recommended Literature (K-12): Prepared by the California Department of Education. Educators or parents may use this search tool to create a customized book list for their class or individual students. You may select by some or all of multiple criteria such as: curriculum connection, genre, grade level, culture, language, award, classification (ex. Easy Reader), book title or author, and keyword (ex. weather).

California Reading List:  Prepared by the California Department of Education. This site has been developed to assist parents and students in selecting books written at a level of difficulty that corresponds with a child's ability to read based on a single test score. Drawn from California's recommended literature lists for students in kindergarten through grade twelve, the reading lists on this site have been specifically tailored to match the achievement level of each student who participated in the statewide assessment program during the previous spring.

Recommended Literature for Math & Science (K-12): Prepared by the California Department of Education. This site offers access to mathematics and science education books (not textbooks) reflecting curricular standards in these areas.

California young Reader Medal Program Nominees: View list of books  (by year and level) that have been given awards/recommended by students. Students may also nominate and vote for their favorites.