There's something here for all levels, elementary to high school in this Booklist feature article titled Top 10 Crime Fiction for Youth. Check it out!
Check out ALL of these great infographics with book related themes.
Here is one sample but do check out all 15! There's one comparing the number of characters in several titles, another about books written by authors using a pen name. A couple give you multiple options to find your way to just the right book. This one below is just one really pretty one!
Check out the titles listed here from the National Science Teachers' Association (NSTA) Outstanding Trade Books for 2015 list. You might want to be adding age appropriate selections to your purchase lists for next year. I understand the Batman Science: The Real World Science Behind Batman's Gear will likely be a Guys Read title for the 2015-16 school year. Katie
Check out this Booklist collection of Top 10 Crafts and Gardening books for Youth.
Set aside 15-30 minutes, depending on whether you'll be adding book titles to an order list in another window, to peruse
Children’s Literature 2014: The Year in Miscellanea
Don't miss blogger/librarian Travis Jonker's comments under the name of each pseudo-award he delivers. For example -
Companion of the Year (Runner Up)
The Julian Chapter by R.J. Palacio
Perhaps the biggest question readers had after finishing Wonder was “what was going on in Julian’s head?” With The Julian Chapter (which could almost pass for a novella in terms of length), Palacio brought in a perspective that was absent from the original story.
(Side note: this is also a first, right? Has a bestselling children’s book ever added a chapter after the fact?)
For those of you finding time to read this summer, I'm soooo envious that I'm going to add to your stack with this amazing list of suggestions from well known authors gathered by Daryl Grabarek for SLJ. Enjoy!! Katie
We talked a lot this spring about the importance of diversity in our elementary collections. The same needs exist for our secondary libraries so here's a great list to help you expand your horizons. 30 Diverse YA Titles to Get On Your Radar from the teen community I Read YA.
Enjoy....'diverse' selection to choose from! Katie
Add this site to you collection of sources for summer reading recommendations. TeenReads.com Nice clean format with new titles and reviews. Katie