Reading Beyond: Advanced Reader List
A list designed to help adults recommend age appropriate titles that will challenge advanced readers.
For anyone interested in discovering books for children reading at an advanced level, here are 75 books chosen by the ALA-CBC (American Library Association & Children’s Book Council) Joint Committee to provide guidance.
“The READING BEYOND lists celebrate the power of books to lift and expand children’s minds, providing reading experiences beyond levels and limits.”
—Susan Polos and Janet Wong, 2017/2018 co-chairs of the ALA-CBC Joint Committee
The READING BEYOND book lists are comprised of 25 titles in three age categories. These books were evaluated by the ALA member librarians of the committee and were chosen for their content, quality, and variety of genre and format. All the book annotations in the handouts available below are original descriptions written by librarians.
- Kindergarten-1st graders reading at a 3rd grade level bi-fold
- 2nd-3rd graders reading at a 5th grade level bi-fold
- 4th-5th graders reading at a 7th grade level bi-fold