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Have you ever wondered what the "RL" on the back of a kids' book means? Even if you know that it means reading level, what does that mean? And how is the reading level determined? Who gets to decide? And is THAT book really appropriate for a fourth grader? Here is an article written for librarians that does a great job of explaining the basics. For all parents who are looking for a little help in picking the right book for their child.
And if you are still confused, remember the best answer is still to get personal help from your local librarian. Drop by your branch, or if you want drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the article at: http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/article/guide-reading-levels