Check for Lexile levels of books here.
School District 159 & 162 students check for Accelerated Reader books and points here.
Important! Read the infomation below first!
Because School District #159 has selected the web based testing service for Accelerated Reader, students may now take any test that Accelerated Reader offers. (Tests may ONLY be taken at school.)
- To see if there is an AR test for a book, as well as its reading level & point value, click on the link above and type the title in the search box. (Always keep the orange "ALL" selected.)
- When you get your results, keep clicking on "next" until you find the title you want or you run out of titles. If your book is NOT listed with a box in the red "RP" column, a test does NOT exist (but before you give up, try retyping the title or searching by author - see below - just in case).
- You may search by author, but must change the box that says "title" to "author".
- Please note that this web page is actually intended for teachers & librarians who are purchasing AR tests for their school. However, you can use it to find out if an AR test exists.
Novelist Plus Looking for something good to read? Start here. You will need your Matteson issued Library Card Number to be able to access Novelist.
Teen Reads Information about your favorite authors, books, series, characters and more.
Best Books for Teens From the Young Adult Services Division of the American Library Association (YALSA).
Outstanding Books for the College Bound From the Young Adult Services Division of the American Library Association (YALSA).
No Flying No Tights Graphic novel reviews for teens.
Science News Bookshelf Book reviews from the magazine Science News. Though most books are primarily for adult audiences, many will be of interest to teens as well.