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Resources to Encourage Reading

Resources to Encourage Reading

Online Resources

Walpole Public Library  Search for books, access programming information, and learn about their summer reading program. The Walpole Library has downloadable e-books and audio books, in adition to books on tape or CD.

American Library Association  Includes all the major award lists, as well as themed lists. 

Scholastic Teacher Book Wizard allows users to search by interest, age, and ability. It also recommends similar titles and allows users to save their lists. You do not need to be a teacher to use it.

The International Children’s Digital Library provides a wide range of search features, including searching by geographical location and language.

The Children’s Literature Web Guide is an easy to navigate site with all the award winners listed, as well great resources for parents.

Monroe County Public Library Booklists of Children’s Literature  This Indiana Public Library has a well organized list of titles suited for many age levels.

Guys Read website Jon Scieszka, the popular author of The Time Warp Trio series and Stinky Cheese Man created this website especially for boys from elementary through high school who are reluctant readers. 

KidsReads Kid-friendly site with book reviews, books made into movies, and upcoming titles to be published.

Peggy's Picks Reading expert Peggy Sharp shares her favorite new books for grades K-8, with an archive from past years.

Books About Reading 

Hey! Listen to This: Stories to Read Aloud (3rd edition) by Jim Trelease

Reading Magic by Mem Fox

Great Books for Girls:  More Than 600 Books to Inspire Girls and Tomorrow’s Women by Kathleen Odean

Great Books for Boys:  More Than 600 Books for Boys 2 to 14 by Kathleen Odean