This is my last post for the school year and what an exciting year it has been with all the new technology and our incredible laptop program. Many thanks to the Cold Spring School Foundation for their support in implementing that program and for taking it even farther for the next school year.
Summer is a great time to read and for this last post I have collected a number of links to reading lists. I think you'll find something for everyone! It will remain on this blog until September.
So relax, kick back with a lemonade, and read, read read!
Summer Reading Lists
From the Association for Indiana Media Educators. Read Aloud Book Lists by publication year and reading interest level (primary, intermediate, young adult and “ageless”).
Video booktalks listed by grade level.
Jim Trelease’s list of short novels for read alouds. Short novels in this case are books that “...usually contain chapters, many more words than a picture book, but fewer than 100 pages. . . and shorter than the full-length novel.” Each entry contains brief blurb about the book.
Jim Trelease’s list of novels for read alouds. Novels in this case are “...more complex than the short novels, contain more than 100 pages and are divided into chapters.” Each entry contains brief blurb about the book.
Nancy Keane’s list of “Books of Interest to Grades 5-8”, with links to her booktalks on the titles.
Battle of the Books 2008 Reading list
These are the 30 books that 4-6th graders will read in order to participate in next year’s Battle of the Books.
abe books Children's Reading Lists
American Library Association Children's Reading Lists
Education World Reading Lists
The Horn Book Magazine Reading Lists
100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know from the NY Public Library
100 Favorite Children's Books from the NY Public Library
BookHive is a web site designed for children ages birth through twelve, their parents, teachers or anyone interested in reading about children's books. Providing reader's advisory service, this site contains hundreds of recommended book reviews in a variety of reading levels and interest areas. Parents may find special "parental notes" attached to some reviews that provide additional information about the book. Users can search for books by author, title, reading level, interest area, number of pages, and even favorite illustrator.
Books for Boys
Big a, little a
This is a blog with Booklist of recommended Early readers that you can download as a pdf file
Bank Street College Children's Library Summer Reading Lists K-8