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.
Nancy Jean Northcutt
A boy tries to avoid receiving kisses from his aunts and grandmas.
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.
Strong For Skeena
A boy’s sled dog needs help after she is seriously injured.
Trail into Darkness
A boy gets lost while snowshoeing with his family.
Marjorie R. Sheffer
A fairy struggles to fix her broken wand.
A girl needs enough money to buy a special doll.
A girl wants to get even with her friend after she is treated unkindly.
Into the Rapids
Bradford H. Robie
A boy falls into the river during a rafting trip.
Act Your Age
A young girl is told over and over again to act her age.
Athena and the Dandelions
A Greek American girl and her family collect dandelions for dinner.
A talented harpist is invited to play for the king of leprechauns.
The Smell of Rain
Jennifer Owings Dewey
A narrator describes being able to smell oncoming rain.
A brother and a sister visit their great-grandmother in a nursing home.
A young girl struggles to fight boredom and loneliness after moving to a new home.
Young Goodman Brown
A religious man enters the woods and finds his faith tested by what he witnesses there.
The Sign of the Cat
A boy’s grandmother opens their home to those in need.
Jared to the Rescue
Carole Duncan Buckman
A boy helps a classmate on the first day of second grade.