Are you a parent or teacher who would like to find resources by Lexile Reading Level?

Pulp-less Fiction: Digital Downloads

This blog is about new paperless reading materials like downloadable audio books, ebooks, and online magazines, made available to you through the Appleton Public Library. I plan to provide helpful tips on using these new products, along with reviews of audio books, music on cd, and movies on DVD and Blu-ray.  The library is changing as rapidly as your access to media and the Internet. We want to keep on top of the trends and bring you information and entertainment in a way that fits your life today.   -Beth


Use your InfoSoup library card and PIN/password to access Badgerlink databases.  You can use the Advanced or Detailed Search page to find articles or books appropriate for a certain Lexile Reading Level.



These databases may be searched by Lexile level:

 Book Collection Nonfiction (Elementary, Middle and High School Editions)

Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia

History Reference Center

Kids Search

MAS Ultra—School Edition

Middle Search Plus

Newspaper Source Plus


NoveList K-8

Primary Search

Science Reference Center


Student Research Center


Each database may have a different search window that looks different.  Look for the word Lexile.

 For example, here is the Advanced Search in NoveList K-8:


Lexile Search

In the NoveList help files it has these hints about using Lexile levels:

·  Lexile Reading Level - Limit your search to a preset Lexile range. If you select one of these options, NoveList K-8 will only retrieve book titles.

·  Lexile Range Search - Enter a Lexile rating in this field. NoveList K-8 will automatically search a range of 100 points below and 50 points above the rating, as recommended by Lexile's creators. If you use this limiter, the search results will only include book titles.


If you would like to find out more about Lexile Reading Levels, please check their site


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