Book Lists

1. Read Kiddo Read is a great resource James Patterson dedicates his site to “making kids readers for life.” There are many book suggestions divided by age (zero-eight, six and up, eight and up, ten and up) and other lists (new books, sure picks for girls, sure picks for boys) with summaries, and (my personal favorite) a list at the bottom of each book that states, “If you like this book, try….” Topics include (for ages 8 and up, for example) Fantasy and Other Worlds, Just The Facts, Page Turners, Real World Fiction, Action/Adventure/ Mystery. There are also author interviews with text and audio.

2.  This is an excellent leveled book site with easy-to-find book titles. This will help in finding a just-right-book for a student.

3. This is a list of one hundred books selected by the National Education Association as great reading for children and young people.

4. This site is the American Library Association’s Great Early Elementary Reads.

5. These are booklists from the Monroe County Library. There are some fine booklists such as: If You Liked Harry Potter; Frontier Stories; Adventure stories; Pirate stories.

6. Here are some fine booklists divided by grade and topic. Examples are: First Day of School; Beginning to Read; and for each grade Classics Too Good to Miss.

7. Scroll down, click on More Links, then on Lots of Lists: Recommended Books. There are some unique lists here such as: 18 Highly Recommended Books for Girls; Kid’s Book Authors Pick Their All Time Favorites. This is an excellent resource for titles.

8. In this booklist, children evaluate the books and provide reviews of their favorites.

9. This site is from the National Education Association’s Read Across America. Scroll down to Booklists: Some list titles are: Teachers’ Top 100 picks; Children’s Choices; English/ Spanish books; 50 Multicultural Books Every Child Should Know; Asian/ American booklists; Authors’ Favorite Booklists.

10. I found this wonderful site called Guys Read, which is a web-based literacy program whose mission is to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers. There is a wealth of information on books for boys of all ages. Sections include Book of the Month, Guys Listen (audio books), Book lists ( Funny, Historical Figures, At Least One Explosion, Outer Space But Without Aliens, How to Build Stuff, War, etc.), the Boys’ Blog of News.  Boys can post their opinions on books and add a new title if they wish.