Reading Level Correlations






Red Rocket Readers are organised into levels which are assigned colours to make them easy to identify at a glance. This system originated in New Zealand and has been adopted in many parts of the world as the standard for leveled readers.

Book Bands – the colour levels shown match the UK Book Bands in which Magenta is known as Pink, Silver is sometimes shown as White and Emerald as Lime.

Guided Reading Levels provided for every Red Rocket Reader are the official levels as independently assessed by Fountas and Pinnell (Heinemann).

LEXILE Measures provided for every Red Rocket Reader are the official levels as independently assessed by MetaMetrics/Lexile.

Each title has been assigned a Red Rocket Intervention Level based on the author’s many years experience teaching Reading Recovery in New Zealand, home of Dame Marie Clay and the Reading Recovery intervention.


To view the specific levels for each individual title download the Red Rocket Title List. Alternatively visit the Bookshop and filter by title or level as required.