CommonLit The Library
CommonLit is a free collection of fiction and nonfiction for 3rd-12th grade classrooms. Search and filter our collection by lexile, grade, theme, genre, literary device, or common core standard.
The Legend of the Dipper
Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
A little girl hurries to bring a dipper full of water to her mother.
Mike visits his grandmother at a nursing home and has a startling discovery.
Kayvan the Brave
A weaver’s apprentice becomes a well-known warrior.
A boy and his mother help a slave escape to the North.
Omer's Big Dive
Lucinda H. Kennaley
A boy goes on his first dive for pearls in the Arabian Gulf.
What Do Fish Have to Do with Anything?
A boy hopes to learn the cure of unhappiness from a beggar.
The Cave That Talked
Jyoti Singh Visvanath
A lion waits in a cave to eat a jackal.
The Water of Life
A king employs the services of a faithful servant to complete difficult tasks for him, hoping to win the affections of a beautiful princess.
The Market Square Dog
A veterinarian helps a stray dog after he is injured.
The Walrus and the Carpenter
A walrus and a carpenter convince a group of young oysters to follow them.
The Champion of Quiet
A girl who is always picked last in gym class volunteers to be a team captain.
Seeking a Hidden Hive
A small boy and his grandfather search for a beehive to collect the honey from inside.
The Icicle Symphony
A girl in Moscow doesn’t want to go outside with her uncle.
Pasha’s First Yom Kippur
Carol Coven Grannick
A boy prepares to celebrate his first Yom Kippur and must apologize to a neighbor.
Nancy Jean Northcutt
A boy tries to avoid receiving kisses from his aunts and grandmas.
Stop the Hungry Giant Fish
A hungry fish threatens to eat the Island of Guam.
The Kids’ Table
A boy doesn’t want to sit at the kids’ table for Thanksgiving.
Too Many Vegetables
A boy and his dad give zucchinis from their garden to their neighbors.