Proficient readers demand a more widely varied and complex selection of texts that are challenging and engaging, yet also appropriately leveled. The 55 titles in this Level S-V book list offer the depth and breadth required of more advanced Guided Reading texts. Use these fiction and nonfiction selections to help readers learn to comprehend words with many shades of meanings, decode vocabulary with literal and connotative meaning, grasp more technical information, and understand topics with more difficult themes that are distant from students' own experiences in terms of time and geographic area.