Studies show that the best way to teach children to read is to match them up with books that are at their current reading level. Our books are labeled from easiest (level A) to most challenging (level M). A gradient of book difficulty is a helpful tool for selecting just the “right” book for your child. Beginning readers build their fluency and comprehension skills when they read books that are not too easy and not too hard, allowing them to concentrate on comprehension instead of struggling to decode many unknown words. This handy grade-level equivalency chart can help you decide what level to try first with your child.