Social and Emotional Learning Collection - SELNEWLIST

The Social and Emotional Learning Collection was created to showcase our new 2017-2018 SEL Diverse Reading List. Discover our educator favorites for SEL read-alouds to pair with your curriculum! These exemplar texts will help you model and explore strategies for tackling challenges and building community. 

Social and Emotional Learning Collection (59 Books): $808.05

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Themes

Nonfiction, Middle Grade, Slavery, Similarities and Differences, Siblings, Sharing & Giving, Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, Responsibility, Poetry, Overcoming Obstacles, Native American Interest, Latino/Hispanic/Mexican Interest, History, Heroism, Grandparents, Friendship, Families, Dreams & Aspirations, Discrimination, Cultural Diversity, Coping with Death, Conflict resolution, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Bullying, Breaking Gender Barriers, African/African American Interest, Biracial/Multiracial Interest, Biography/Memoir, Bilingual, Asian/Asian American Interest, Adoption, Empathy/Compassion, Human Impact On Environment/Environmental Sustainability , Integrity/Honesty , Optimism/Enthusiasm, Persistence/Grit, Realistic Fiction, Respect/Citizenship, Self Control/Self Regulation, Pride, Inventors / Inventions, Courage, Tolerance/Acceptance, Collaboration, Kindness/Caring, Diversity

Included formats shown below in BOLD

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Sam and the Lucky Money

By Chinn

Illustrated by Wright / Hu

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: N
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: K - 3
Intervention: 22

AR Level: 3.6 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD660L
SRC: 3.5
DRA: 30

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Seaside Dream

By Bates

Illustrated by Davis

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 25

AR Level: 3.6 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD570L
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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The Crane Girl

By Manley

Illustrated by Wang

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 1 - 4
Intervention: 26

Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 40

HC: $18.95
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The Can Man

By Williams

Illustrated by Orback

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: K - 5
Intervention: 24

AR Level: 3.4 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD630L
SRC: 2.5
DRA: 38

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Lend a Hand

By Frank

Illustrated by Ladd

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: M
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 21

AR Level: 4.4 - 0.5
Lexile Level: NP
DRA: 28

HC: $17.95
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Goldfish and Chrysanthemums

By Cheng

Photographed by Chang

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 3
Intervention: 24

AR Level: 3.2 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD610L
DRA: 38

PB: $8.95
6PK: $53.70
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Under the Mesquite

By McCall

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: X
Grade Level: 6
Interest Level: 6 - 12
Intervention: 30

AR Level: 5.7 - 3.0
Lexile Level: 990L
SRC: 8.4
DRA: 60

HC: $17.95
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A Morning with Grandpa

By Liu

Illustrated by Forshay

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: M
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: K - 3
Intervention: 21

Lexile Level: AD660L
DRA: 28

HC: $17.95
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Elizabeti's Doll

By Stuve-Bodeen

Illustrated by Hale

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: J
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: PreK - 2
Intervention: 17

AR Level: 3.4 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD560L
SRC: 4.6
DRA: 18

PB: $9.95
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Love Twelve Miles Long

By Armand

Illustrated by Bootman

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 25

AR Level: 3.2 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD530L
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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The Legend of Freedom Hill

By Altman

Illustrated by Wright / Hu

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 4
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 4.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 940L
SRC: 3.8
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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The Hula-Hoopin' Queen

By Godin

by Brantley-Newton

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 24

AR Level: 3.4 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD600L
SRC: 2.4
DRA: 38

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Singing with Momma Lou

By Altman

Illustrated by Johnson

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: M
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 4
Intervention: 21

AR Level: 3.8 - 0.5
Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 28

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Summer of the Mariposas

By McCall

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: Z
Grade Level: 5
Interest Level: 6 - College
Intervention: 34

AR Level: 5.4 - 13.0
Lexile Level: 840L
SRC: 5.5
DRA: 80

PB: $12.95
EBOOK: $7.99
6PK: $77.70
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Rebel Seoul

By Oh

Guided Reading: Z+
Grade Level: 7
Interest Level: 7 - 12
Intervention: 34

AR Level: 5.2 - 13.0
Lexile Level: HL730L
DRA: 80

HC: $19.95
EBOOK: $9.99
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Calling the Water Drum

By Redding

Illustrated by Boyd

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: PreK - 5
Intervention: 24

Lexile Level: 550L
DRA: 38

HC: $17.95
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The Happiest Tree

By Krishnaswami

Illustrated by Jeyaveeran

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: K - 3
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 3.1 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD510L
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Moony Luna / Luna, Lunita Lunera

By Argueta

Illustrated by Gómez

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: M
Spanish Guided Reading: M
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 2 - 4
Intervention: 21

AR Level: 2.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 28

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Gettin' Through Thursday

By Cooper

Illustrated by Bennett

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 4
Intervention: 24

AR Level: 3.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 680L
SRC: 4.1
DRA: 38

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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DeShawn Days

By Medina

Illustrated by Christie

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: M
Grade Level: 1
Interest Level: 2 - 6
Intervention: 21

AR Level: 4.2 - 0.5
Lexile Level: NP
SRC: 3.7
DRA: 28

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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The Three Lucys

By Charara

Illustrated by Kahn

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 7
Intervention: 24

AR Level: 3.6 - 0.5
Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 38

HC: $18.95
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Kiki's Journey

By Orona-Ramirez

Illustrated by Day

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 2 - 5
Intervention: 25

AR Level: 4.2 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD710L
SRC: 5.2
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Bird

By Elliott

Illustrated by Strickland

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 3 - 8
Intervention: 25

AR Level: 3.8 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD720L
SRC: 3.4
DRA: 40

PB: $11.95
6PK: $71.70
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Chess Rumble

By Neri

Illustrated by Watson

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 8
Intervention: 29

AR Level: 3.5 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 690L
SRC: 3.7
DRA: 50

PB: $11.95
6PK: $71.70
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Abuela's Weave

By Castañeda

Illustrated by Sanchez

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 4
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 5.2 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD960L
SRC: 5.5
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Destiny's Gift

By Tarpley

Illustrated by Burrowes

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 4
Intervention: 24

AR Level: 4.0 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD690L
DRA: 38

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Rainbow Weaver/Tejedora del arcoíris

By Marshall

Illustrated by Chavarri

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: N
Spanish Guided Reading: N
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: K - 4
Intervention: 22

Lexile Level: AD580L
DRA: 30

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The Mangrove Tree

By Roth / Trumbore

Illustrated by Roth

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 6.4 - 0.5
Lexile Level: NC1190L
SRC: 10.8
DRA: 40

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Passage to Freedom

By Mochizuki

Illustrated by Lee

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: U
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 4.1 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD610L
SRC: 4.2
DRA: 44

PB: $9.95
CD: $12.95
6PK: $59.70
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Seeds of Change

By Johnson

Illustrated by Sadler

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 4.8 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 820L
SRC: 5.4
DRA: 40

HC: $18.95
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Irena's Jars of Secrets

By Vaughan

Illustrated by Mazellan

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 7
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 5.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 1040L
SRC: 9.3
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Martí's Song for Freedom/Martí y sus versos por la libertad

By Otheguy

Illustrated by Vidal

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: T
Spanish Guided Reading: U
Grade Level: 5
Interest Level: 2 - 8
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 5.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 1000L
DRA: 44

HC: $17.95
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Richard Wright and the Library Card

By Miller

Illustrated by Christie

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 6
Intervention: 25

AR Level: 4.0 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 700L
SRC: 4.8
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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George Crum and the Saratoga Chip

By Taylor

Illustrated by Morrison

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 5.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD910L
SRC: 4.7
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Take a Picture of Me, James VanDerZee!

By Loney

Illustrated by Mallett

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 5
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 4.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 970L
DRA: 40

HC: $18.95
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Catching the Moon

By Hubbard

Illustrated by DuBurke

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 4.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD640L
SRC: 3.4
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Drum, Chavi, Drum! / ¡Toca, Chavi, Toca!

By Dole

Illustrated by Tonel

Guided Reading: L
Spanish Guided Reading: L
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: K - 3
Intervention: 21

AR Level: 3.1 - 0.5
Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 24

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Ira's Shakespeare Dream

By Armand

Illustrated by Cooper

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: U
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 2 - 8
Intervention: 28

AR Level: 5.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 780L
DRA: 44

HC: $18.95
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Frederick Douglass

By Miller

Illustrated by Lucas

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 5
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 4.1 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD650L
SRC: 4.1
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh

By Krishnaswami

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 3 - 6
Intervention: 29

Lexile Level: 680L
DRA: 50

HC: $16.95
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Home to Medicine Mountain

By Santiago

Illustrated by Lowry

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 3 - 5
Intervention: 24

AR Level: 4.1 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 620L
SRC: 3.5
DRA: 38

PB: $12.95
6PK: $77.70
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Tiny Stitches

By Hooks

Illustrated by Bootman

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: U
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 2 - 8
Intervention: 28

AR Level: 5.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 920L
DRA: 44

HC: $17.95
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Ink and Ashes

By Maetani

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: Z
Grade Level: 7
Interest Level: 7 - 12
Intervention: 34

AR Level: 5.0 - 15.0
Lexile Level: HL740L
DRA: 80

HC: $19.95
EBOOK: $6.99
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Chachaji's Cup

By Krishnaswami

Illustrated by Sitaraman

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: N
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 4
Intervention: 22

AR Level: 3.5 - 0.5
Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 30

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Mamá the Alien/Mamá la extraterrestre

By Colato Laínez

Illustrated by Lacámara

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: L
Spanish Guided Reading: L
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 4
Intervention: 21

Lexile Level: AD560L
DRA: 24

HC: $17.95
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Sparkle Boy

By Newman

Illustrated by Mola

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: M
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: K - 3
Intervention: 21

Lexile Level: AD490L
DRA: 28

HC: $17.95
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A Full Moon is Rising

By Singer

Illustrated by Cairns

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 8
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 3.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: NP
DRA: 40

CD: $12.95
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A Man Called Raven

By Van Camp

Illustrated by Littlechild

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 5
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 3.3 - 0.5
DRA: 40

PB: $8.95
6PK: $53.70
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Poems in the Attic

By Grimes

Illustrated by Zunon

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: N
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 1 - 6
Intervention: 22

AR Level: 3.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: NP
DRA: 30

HC: $19.95
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Just Like Me

By Artists

Illustrated by Artists

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 6
Intervention: 26

AR Level: 4.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD900L
SRC: 3.9
DRA: 40

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First Come the Zebra

By Barasch

Illustrated by Barasch

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 4
Intervention: 25

AR Level: 3.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD600L
SRC: 2.4
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Ahimsa

By Kelkar

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Z
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 3 - 7
Intervention: 34

AR Level: 5.3 - 8.0
Lexile Level: 830L
DRA: 80

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Growing Peace

By Sobol

Photographed by Sobol

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 5
Interest Level: 2 - 7
Intervention: 27

AR Level: 5.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 890L
DRA: 44

HC: $18.95
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Yummy

By Neri

Illustrated by DuBurke

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 5 - 12
Intervention: 29

AR Level: 3.4 - 1.0
Lexile Level: GN510L
SRC: 4.4
DRA: 50

PB: $16.95
6PK: $101.70
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No Mush Today

By Derby

Illustrated by Tadgell

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: K
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: PreK - 3
Intervention: 20

AR Level: 1.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD470L
DRA: 20

HC: $17.95
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The Story I'll Tell

By Ling

by Lanan

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: N
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: K - 4
Intervention: 22

AR Level: 3.5 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD670L
DRA: 30

HC: $17.95
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Finding the Music / En pos de la música

By Torres

by Alarcão

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: O
Spanish Guided Reading: O
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 5
Intervention: 23

AR Level: 3.5 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD660L
DRA: 34

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Twenty-two Cents

By Yoo

Illustrated by Akib

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 6
Intervention: 29

AR Level: 6.5 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 1010L
SRC: 8.6
DRA: 50

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Juna's Jar

By Bahk

Illustrated by Hoshino

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: L
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: K - 4
Intervention: 21

AR Level: 3.4 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD540L
DRA: 24

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70