The Library building is open with limited hours & services.  Current hours are:  Mon.-Fri. 9-6 | Sat. 9-5 | Sun. Closed
Please limit your visit to 30 minutes. Masks are required over nose & mouth at all times. Temperature checks are taken upon entering. Read more.
We encourage you to take advantage of Curbside Pickup, Home Delivery, Digital Collections, and Virtual Programs.  


About the Fountas-Pinnell Leveling System

Fountas & Pinnell logoThe Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Systems are accurate and reliable tools to identify the instructional and independent reading levels of all students and document student progress through one-on-one formative and summative assessments.

The Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System is employed in many area schools - including the District 401 Elmwood Park Public Schools.

This page is intended to be a guide to books within each level that the Library owns. However, unlike our Early Reader Collection (Levels A-L), the Library does not individually label each book by the Fountas & Pinnell leveling system and some leveling methods may vary. Please see a Kids Librarian if you need assistance with the F&P System. 


Recommended Books by Level


A-C  |  D-G  |  H-J  |  K-L  |  M  


Click on the level above to find book suggestions within that level, then click on the book to check its availability in the SWAN Online Catalog. Or if you have a book in mind and you are wondering what level it is, then try searching Scholastic Book Wizard to find the level. Or ask a librarian for assistance.



Level M


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