Mentor Texts Containing 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.


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