Colored dots correspond to the reading level.
When you are choosing a book from the library, try to find a book that interests you and is at your reading level.
To find out if a book is at your reading level look at the level (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). If you still are not sure, use the Five Finger Method. To start, count the number of new words you see on the first few pages.
(The Five-Finger Rule taken from the Extensive Reading Foundation).
Tadoku (多読) - ‘Ta’ (多) in tadoku means ‘a lot’, and ‘doku’(読) means ‘to read’. Extensive reading can help you gain reading comprehension, reading speed, vocabulary, and writing skills in Japanese.
This guide will help you locate books you may find interesting. Please let me know if you have questions or would like to read more in Japanese.