So I LOVE books and over the last 3-4 years of teaching, I have started to kind of put books into categories based on what I feel or think as I am reading, and always take this into consideration when I pick a read aloud or create a reading unit. I still believe that students will usually LOVE the books we love, but I also know that I love books from a bunch of different genres and this can depend on grade levels.
These are some of my favorites, based on grade levels and category. No reading levels though, because I am a die-hard level rebel :).
Hope you found some new books to inspire you. Last summer, I also made the FREE reading recommendations lists. TONS of books to help find books for your students based on their interests. Again, no levels, because that's not my thing, but it's a great reference tool. Just click the image to download this freebie :).