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.
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.
Athena and the Dandelions
A Greek American girl and her family collect dandelions for dinner.
Summer with Papaji
Jyoti Singh Visvanath
Jyoti Singh Visvanath discusses visiting her grandfather in the summer as a young girl.
Poetry Means the World to Me
Tony Medina explores the importance of poetry to Langston Hughes.
The Poetry Quilt
A Puritan girl is discouraged from writing poetry by her sister.
A brother and a sister visit their great-grandmother in a nursing home.
Walnuts and Watermelons
Mehded Maryam Sinclair
A boy wonders why small walnuts grow from big trees and large watermelons grow from small vines.
A young girl struggles to fight boredom and loneliness after moving to a new home.