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Book Recommendations

What Should I Read Next (Type in the title or author and receive suggestions. It also shows hyperlinked categories): www.whatshouldireadnext.com

Read Kiddo Read (James Patterson’s site that has categories of books with suggestions. Great search engine on this site too.) http://www.readkiddoread.com/

Anythink, scroll down to “Novelist k-8” for suggestions (you will need your library card)

https://www.anythinklibraries.org/articles-research-more

ALA booklists (lists of award winners and different subject categories):http://www.ala.org/tools/libfactsheets/alalibraryfactsheet23#children

Mid Continent Library’s Juvenile Series and Sequels (Lists of sequels and by genre)http://www.mymcpl.org/books-movies-music/juvenile-series

Database of Award Winning Children’s Literature (Database that allows you to select topics, gender of character, time period, etc. However, these may not all be in print):http://www.dawcl.com/search.asp

Guysread (Website founded by Jon Scieszka that is focused on motivating boys to read) www.guysread.com

Children’s Books for Teaching (This site is particularly good for supporting topics that teachers request.) http://www.the-best-childrens-books.org/

A Book and a Hug (Click on “read alikes” at the top of the web page to get to a list of books that are similar to popular books. Lots of great categories and reviews too).http://www.abookandahug.com/

ALA promotional weeks/days (Ever wondered when reading-related holidays are?):http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/celebrationweeks