For Literary Devices

I leveled books with examples of Alliteration, Flashback, Foreshadowing, Inference, Irony, Metaphor, Onomatopoeia, Personification, Point of View, Simile, and Symbolism.  Happy Reading!

This list may help you, too:


Cha, Dia Dia’s Story Cloth:  The Hmong’s   People’s Journey of Freedom New York:  Lee & Low, 1996 Level P
Cole, Babette Prince Cinders New York:  Putnam, 1987 Level N
Gray, Libba Moore My Mama Had a Dancing Heart New York:  Orchard, 1995 Level O
Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas New York:   Random, 1957 Level P



Baylor, Byrd Small Blue Bead New York:  Scribner’s, 1992 Level M
Cooney, Barbara Miss Rumphius New York:  Viking, 1982 Level M
Lyon, George Ell Who Came Down That Road? New York:  Orchard, 1992 Level N
Say, Allen Grandfather’s Journey Boston:  Houghton-Mifflin, 1993 Level O
Van Allsburg, Chris The Wreck of the Zephyr Boston:  Houghton-Mifflin, 1983 Level P



Flournoy, Valerie The Patchwork Quilt New York:  Dial, 1985 Level  M
Macaulay, David Shortcut Boston:  Houghton-Mifflin, 1995 Level J


Inference ~ see also for more great Inference books!

Isadora, Rachel Ben’s Trumpet New York:  Greenwillow, 1979 Level  L
McCully, Emily Arnold Mirette on the High Wire New York:  Putnam, 1992 Level  P
Oppenheim, Shulamith Levey The Lily Cupboard New York:  Harper Collins, 1992 Level  N
Van Allsburg, Chris The Garden of Abdul Gasazi Boston:  Houghton Mifflin, 1979 Level  O



Alexander, Lloyd The Fortune-Tellers New York:  Dutton, 1992 Level  O
Rylant, Cynthia An Angel for Solomon Singer New York:  Orchard, 1992 Level  P
Scieszka, Jon The Frog Prince, Continued New York:  Viking, 1991 Level  N
Snyder, Diane The Boy of the Three Year Nap Boston:  Houghton Mifflin, 1988 Level  O



Martin, Rafe The Rough-Face Girl New York:  Putnam, 1992 Level  S
Paterson, Katherine The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks New York:  Lodestar Books, 1990 Level  P



Bunting, Eve Smoky Night San Diego:  Harcourt Brace,   1994 Level  P
Yolen, Jane Sky Dogs San Diego:  Harcourt Brace   Jovanovich, 1990 Level  U
Yolen, Jane Welcome to the Green House New York:  Putnam, 1993 Level  L



Pinkney, Andrea Davis Bill Pickett:  Rodeo-Ridin   Cowboy San Diego:  Harcourt Brace,   1996 Level  P
Siebert, Diane Sierra New York:  HarperCollins, 1991 Level  Q


Point of View

Bunting, Eve The Wall New York:  Clarion, 1990 Level  N
Scieszka, Jon The True Story of the Three Little Pigs New York:  Viking, 1989 Level Q



Igus, Toyomi Two Mrs. Gibsons  San Francisco:  Children’s Book Press,  1996 Level   L
Johnston, Tony The Wagon New York:  Tambourine, 1996 Level  P
Sheldon, Dianne The Whales’ Song New York:  Dial, 1991 Level  N
Sheldon, Dianne The Boy of the 3 Year Nap New York:  Dial, 1991 Level O
Turner, Ann Warren Nettie’s Trip South New York:  Macmillan, 1987 Level  O


Altman, Linda Jacobs Amelia’s Road New York:  Lee & Low, 1993 Level M
Baylor, Byrd The Table Where Rich People Sit New York:  Scribner’s, 1994 Level O
Bunting, Eve Fly Away Home New York:  Clarion, 1991 Level M
Garland, Sherry The Lotus Seed San Diego:  Harcourt Brace   Jovanovich, 1993 Level N
Mills, Lauren The Rag Coat Boston:  Little, Brown, 1991 Level N
Polacco, Patricia Pink and Say New York:  Philomel, 1994 Level S
Stanley, Diane Rumpelstiltskin’s Daughter New York:  Morrow, 1994 Level P

Some of these titles were suggested by the March, 1999 English Journal.



Araujo, Judith E., M.Ed., CAGS. “Mentor Texts Containing Literary Devices.” Mrs. Judy Araujo, Reading Specialist. N.p., 20 Feb. 2013. Web. <>.

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