High-Low Books


What are high-low books?  They are books written with a high interest level yet a low readability level.  In your content classes you will have students who have low readability levels, yet they would not be too interested in reading books focusing on young children or elementary content.  For instance you would not want a 9th grade student reading on 5th grade level to read books in which the main characters are 5th graders.  You would want materials that would appeal to the older student, yet be on levels that they could read comfortably at their independent reading levels.



Lists of High-Low Books



Picture Books


Children's Picture Book Database at Miami University

This site maintains a searchable database of over 5000 picture book abstracts. It is especially useful for teachers who are developing thematic units.


Publishers of High-Low Books

Teacher Reference Books for Reluctant Readers


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