Help every child to progress their reading in carefully considered levels

Oxford Levelled books help millions of children from all over the world learn to read and to love reading.

At Oxford, we use an expertly researched and well-established system for levelling our books, and it has been used to develop many of our popular and well-loved series such as Oxford Reading for Comprehension, Reading Tree, TreeTops and Project X.

As part of Oxford University, we are passionate about education and raising standards. And we’re here to help you:

  • find books that hook interest and engagement, fire imaginations and broaden world views
  • match children to books that will be at or slightly above their reading level to develop their skills at every step of their reading journey

We believe magic happens when a child picks up a book which they love reading and which is also at the right level to help them make good progress.

Oxford Levels structure chart

The chart below shows how Oxford Levels relate to other commonly used levelling systems. Due to the subjective nature of levelling, our correlation provides a ‘best fit’ judgement.

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Approximate Age Stage of the Reader Oxford Level Best Fit Australian Reading Level Best Fit Fountas & Pinnell Level
4–5 Beginner 1 1 -
5–6 Beginner 1+ 1 A
5–6 Beginner 2 2 B
5–6 Emergent 3 3 C
5–6 Emergent 3 4 C
5–6 Emergent 3 5 D
6–7 Early 4 6 D
6–7 Early 4 7 E
7 Early 4 8 E
7 Early 4 9 F
7 Transitional 5 10 F
7 Transitional 5 11 G
7 Transitional 5 12 G
7 Transitional 5 13 H
7 Transitional 5 14 H
7–8 Transitional 6 15 I
7–8 Transitional 6 16 I
7–8 Extending 7 17 J
8 Extending 8 18 J
8 Extending 8 19 K
8 Extending 9 20 K
8 Extending 9 21 L
8–9 Extending 10 22 M
8–9 Extending 10 23 N
8–9 Extending 10 24 O
8–9 Fluent 11 25 P
8–9 Fluent 11 26 Q
10 Fluent 12–13 27 R
10 Fluent 14 28 S
11 Fluent 15 29 T
11 Fluent 16 30 U
11 Fluent 17   V
12 Fluent 18   W
12 Fluent 19   X
12 Fluent 20   Y
13+       Z