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.
Seeking a Hidden Hive
A small boy and his grandfather search for a beehive to collect the honey from inside.
A Princess Who Can Tune an Engine
In her youth, Queen Elizabeth II could fix a car and fulfill her princess duties.
From Pit to Pond
Wendy Hobday Haugh
A narrator describes turning the pit in her backyard into a pond.
J. Patrick Lewis
A speaker describes how it is possible to do impossible things.
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.
One of a Kind
J. Patrick Lewis
A speaker describes a turtle that believes it has seen everything.
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.
Strong For Skeena
A boy’s sled dog needs help after she is seriously injured.
Tickle Tackle Botticelli
A speaker describes a baby learning how to speak.
Trail into Darkness
A boy gets lost while snowshoeing with his family.
Marjorie R. Sheffer
A fairy struggles to fix her broken wand.
Why the Sky Is Far Away
The sky once fed all people, but eventually moved far away.
A girl needs enough money to buy a special doll.
A girl wants to get even with her friend after she is treated unkindly.
Act Your Age
A young girl is told over and over again to act her age.