Recommended Reading

Book Adventure
Book Adventure is a free reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by and is maintained by Sylvan Learning.

2012 Notable Children's Book List
This annotated list of the best of children's books includes current award winners. The list is divided into 4 parts and includes young readers, middle readers, older readers and all ages

Books for Boys
This list of books is chosen especially for boys of any age and includes discussion questions on books. These books may be available at the library, but you can also get them through Interlibrary Loan.

Books for Girls
At this link, you will find a book list from the University of Massachusetts of books that have proven to be especially popular with girls. You can stop down at our library and find many of these books for your favorite girls.

Book Blogs
This blog talks about great and not-so-great children's literature.

Dog Eared Book Blog
DogEared is a blog all about books. Think of this as your own book club. It's a very interactive website. There are also games, videos, activities and photos to explore. Enjoy!

Top 100 Children's Picture Books
This website has a list of the top 100 picture books for children from School Library Journal. Stop in at the library and find your favorite from the list!

Read Kiddo Read
Read about recommendations of the best books for reluctant readers from James Patterson, the king of suspense novels!

A Book & A Hug
A Book and A Hug offers recommendations of good books for tweens and teens. There are also some great author videos that your child might like.

Story Snoops
Story Snoops was created by 4 moms in California. They read extensively, and you can search their site by age level, genre, author, title or recommended books. For lists of good titles for tweens and teens, you can find it on their website

Literature Mapping Tool
With this tool, you type in an author’s name, and the screen fills with names of many authors. The placement of each author is based on how similar the writing is to the author you typed. You can use it for all ages.