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My students are always asking me for book recommendations, especially the students in grades 6-8. This is a difficult age for recommending books because of the wide range in reading abilities and maturity level of the students.

Because I teach at a Catholic school, I also need to be mindful of what I promote at this age and how it aligns with our Catholic teachings. For this reason, I have searched through various resources to come up with lists of book ideas suitable for my students. In addition, many of the students have expressed an interest in starting a book club. I have included resources to help us get started with forming a club. The benefits of reading infographic. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella. Whatever Mrs. Ripp Reads She Has to Share. TOP 10 MIDDLE GRADE BOOKS AND SERIES + A GIVEAWAY (CLOSED) Best Tween Books of 2016 (So Far) 16 Great Middle Grade Books to Read in 2016.

As we bid 2015 adieu and say hello to 2016, it’s time to start looking forward to the plethora of books that await us in the new year.

16 Great Middle Grade Books to Read in 2016

Sure, there are fantastic picture books and a host of great YA novels, but for my money, middle grade is where it’s at in the next twelve months. Whether your child’s tastes run to fantasy, mystery, humor, the classics, or stories based on real life experiences, we promise your middle grade reader will find something to love in this list. Secrets of Valhallaby Jasmine RichardsIf your son or daughter isn’t old enough for Rick Riordan’s re-telling of the ancient myths, Secrets of Valhalla is a wonderful substitute.

6th Grade Summer Reading List (ages 11 - 12) 7th Grade Summer Reading List (age 12 - 13) 8th Grade Summer Reading List (ages 13+) Best Summer Books, 2016. The Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf: 100 Must-Reads For Kids 9-14. As we enter the last stretch of summer before school starts again, we present our big annual book list — and this year, we're focusing on great reads for kids.

The Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf: 100 Must-Reads For Kids 9-14

Back in June, NPR's Backseat Book Club — our book club for young readers — asked you, the NPR audience, to nominate your favorite books for kids age 9-14. More than 2,000 of you replied, giving us hundreds and hundreds of titles to consider. So we turned to our expert panel (read more about them — and their Newbery honors! Survey reveals 50 books that every child should read by 16. Old favourites such as Winnie The Pooh and the Narnia series made a strong showing, although this may be at odds with reality.

Survey reveals 50 books that every child should read by 16

A recent report showed a "marked downturn" in children's reading levels once they reach secondary school, with children neglecting older classics in favour of "easier" choices. Nearly three quarters (72 per cent) of parents said bedtime reading is one of the most important bonding experiences with their child, with 75 per cent putting on voices to bring their children's favourite characters to life.

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Book Lists & Recommendations for Ages 11-13

Home of Parent & Child Magazine School Success Videos. Clean books for teenagers. Book Recommendations for Middle School Boys. Behold!!!

Book Recommendations for Middle School Boys

The newest book post by RecipeBoy is here. There are so many great books that I’ve read, but to make a book post like this, I had to narrow it down to the best of the best. These books are all addicting. Even if you don’t like reading, you’ll find yourself reading one of these books all day long. These are Book Recommendations for Middle School Boys. The Perfect Book for Every Type of Reluctant Reader I See in Middle School. I love reluctant readers.

The Perfect Book for Every Type of Reluctant Reader I See in Middle School

Finding the right book for them is like waiting for the long, skinny brick in a game of Tetris when you have the perfect spot for it and then BOOM!!! You did it!! (Does anyone know what I’m talking about?) Anyway, you won’t be able to turn all your students into the type of readers who read so much they forget to eat, but with some work, you can find a book that even your students who are staunchly opposed to reading will want to pick up. The Ultimate Guide to Books for Reluctant Readers Ages 12 to 13. Here in New York City, I’ve observed a distinct mood change around the schoolyards.

The Ultimate Guide to Books for Reluctant Readers Ages 12 to 13

Decibel levels have crept into the danger zone, kids are literally bouncing off the walls (scuffed sneaker prints on the walls to prove it), and teachers are gulping down Advil. Something is coming. While some of us welcome summer (more relaxed schedules, wearing tank tops, going to the beach), others dread it (kids are not in school, family reunions, it’s hot!).

And for many kids, reading takes a huge backslide during the summer. 2016 NCTE Children's Book Awards Announced. November 21, 2015, Minneapolis, MN: Stella by Starlight by Sharon M.

2016 NCTE Children's Book Awards Announced

Draper (Atheneum Books for Young Readers) has been named the winner of the 2016 Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children, and Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans by Don Brown (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers) has been named the winner of the 2016 Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children. The NCTE Charlotte Huck Award recognizes fiction that has the potential to transform children’s lives by inviting compassion, imagination, and wonder.

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) 2016: Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña (G.P.

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

Putnam's Sons/Penguin)2015: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)2014: Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick Press)2013: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (HarperCollins Children's Books)2012: Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos (Farrar Straus Giroux)2011: Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool (Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books)2010: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books)2009: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Dave McKean (HarperCollins)2008: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! PDF Version of Medal Winners, 1922-Present [24 kb] Kenton County Public Library. Kenton County Public Library – eMedia. Overdrive eBooks Best Sellers, non-fiction, and much more for eReaders, Tablets and Phones.

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Children’s Reading Room. Event Calendar. Boone County Public Library - Home Page. Default. You will be prompted to sign into your library account on the next page. If this is your first time selecting “Send to NOOK,” you will then be taken to a Barnes & Noble page to sign into (or create) your NOOK account. You should only have to sign into your NOOK account once to link it to your library account.

After this one-time step, periodicals will be automatically sent to your NOOK account when you select "Send to NOOK. " The first time you select “Send to NOOK,” you will be taken to a Barnes & Noble page to sign into (or create) your NOOK account. Schedule of Events. Welcome to Mary Queen of Heaven School. Start a Kids' Book Club. Bookclub Tips and Recommendations. See below for this month's featured books, complete with a summary and discussion prompts.

We also encourage you to look around the website to get other great book ideas! One great way to encourage boys to read is to do it in a group—if you don't already have a book club for boys, click here or scroll down to see some suggestions on how to start one. To sign your book club up to receive free prepublication copies of great books through Penguin's Books 4 Boys Club, send an email with "Books 4 Boys Club" in the subject line and a description of your program and your shipping address to Books for Boys in Elementary School In a Mood.

Start Your Own Book Club. Learn All Year Long Kids and teens should read and write even when they are out of school. Why is this so important? Download the flyer (PDF) How to Do Book Clubs in the Middle School Classroom. Middle Grade Book Club Ideas. What makes for a great middle grade* book club? I asked my librarian pals for their insights. Here are some tips to get you and your child rockin’ and readin’—or to help amp up your child’s book club.

For book club newbies, here’s what you need to know: book clubs can be hosted by school librarians, scouting troops, and religious youth groups, or by simply gathering together a few friends and a few good books. Projects to Engage Middle School Readers. It's my fault. I'll admit it. During my eight years in the classroom, I ruined at least two amazing literary works by assigning horrifically dull reading projects. My only hope is that those middle school students, whose enthusiasm I quashed, found another way to become passionate about literature.