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Series and Sequels

Series and Sequels
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What's Next™ Database Our What's Next®: Books in Series database helps you search series fiction. A series is two or more books linked by character(s), settings, or other common traits. e.g. Sue Grafton's "A is for Alibi", "B is for..." etc. or the "Star Wars" series Search for a Book The What's Next®: Books in Series database was developed and is maintained by the Kent District Library. We're looking for stories and feedback related to your experience with our What's Next® database. Kent District Library welcomes other libraries to link to this database. NoveList Latest News & Events Latest Articles Technology & Services Discovery & Services Publisher Services ppf Subscription Fulfillment Content Research Databases Magazines, Books & Journals Readers' Advisory NoveList Medical Resources Skills Development Interact Blogs

Series Books and Beyond for Grades 2-3 Series books are a staple in most students' reading repertoires. They motivate young readers and help them build positive experiences with books. While this motivation is critical in the development of young readers, it is also important for students to experience literature from a wide variety of authors and genres.It can be difficult for young readers to move away from the comfort of a favorite series. They may need your guidance to choose books that will hold the same motivation and appeal that the series provides. Junie B. Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary Clementine by Sara Pennypacker Happily Ever After by Anna Quindlen JoJo & Winnie by Marilyn Sachs Just Grace by Charise Mericle HarperLady Lollipop by Dick King-Smith Runaway Radish by Jessie Haas Soupy Saturdays with the Pain and the Great One by Judy BlumeThe Next-Door Dogs by Colby Rodowsky Ark in the Park by Wendy Orr Horrible Harry series by Suzy Kline Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne

Goodreads — Share book recommendations with your friends, join book clubs, answer trivia mashable Image: Mashable, Isar Chang Looking for the next great book to sink your teeth into? Look no further. As summer rolls on, you may find yourself with free time to catch up on reading. We have good news for you virtual bookworms — you can get in a good read without spending a dime. Here's a list of eight places where you can find a wealth of free (yes, free!) 1. In the free section of the Google eBookstore, you'll find a ton of free books from a variety of genres. 2. With a collection of more than 45,000 free e-books, Project Gutenberg is a volunteer effort to create and share e-books online. 3. The Open Library has more than 1 million free e-books available. 4. If you're looking for out-of-print books in different languages and formats, check out this non-profit digital library. 5. Searching for a particular educational textbook or business book? 6. With more than 29,000 free e-books at your fingertips, you're bound to find one that interests you here. 7. 8.

ya books - Isn't She Lovely: Black Girls in Young Adult Books The First Part Last - Angela Johnson Publication Date: 2010-01-05 This little thing with the perfect face and hands doing nothing but counting on me. And me wanting nothing else but to run crying into my own mom's room and have her do the whole thing. It's not going to happen.... Bobby is your classic urban teenaged boy -- impulsive, eager, restless. Pointe - Brandy Colbert Publication Date: 2014-04-10 Theo is better now. Kendra - Coe Booth Publication Date: 2010-05-01 Kendra's mom was only fourteen when she had Kendra. After Tupac and d Foster - Jacqueline Woodson Publication Date: 2010-01-07 The day D Foster enters Neeka and her best friend's lives, the world opens up for them. The House You Pass on the Way - Jacqueline Woodson Publication Date: 2010-11-11 A lyrical coming-of-age story from a three-time Newbery Honor winning author Thirteen-year-old Staggerlee used to be called Evangeline, but she took on a fiercer name. This Side of Home - Renée Watson Publication Date: 2015-02-03

11 Websites To Find Thousands Of Free Audiobooks Online - Book Riot We love audiobooks on Book Riot. We love listening to ’em on our commutes. While we’re cleaning the house. Where to find free audiobooks online We’ll discuss each in more details, but the best places to find free audiobooks online include: LibrivoxLit2GoLoyal BooksMind WebsOpen CultureOverdrivePodiobooksProject GutenbergSpotifyStorynorySYNC Important note! 1. Librivox is a non-profit initiative to record public domain books and release them as free audiobooks. You can even volunteer to read sections for books-in-progress! 2. Lit2Go offers audiobooks, plays, short stories, and poems that have been tailored for use in classrooms. 3. Loyal Books shares free audiobooks from titles in the public domain. You can also submit reviews and read what others have had to say about each of the titles. 4. As I wrote about previously, Mind Webs was a perfectly-executed, haunting old-time radio dramatization of over 150 of the most classic science fiction short stories. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Important note! 1.

The Ultimate 50 Ways to Find New Books to Read Advertisement Do you have a “Benjamin Franklin” in your life? I’m not just talking about $100 bills, but more importantly someone who plays the same role as America’s favorite statesman did in molding American thinking. One of Franklin’s little known contributions was The Library Company. It was the nation’s first library and reading community. Like everything else it was born out of his philosophical leanings and desire to share the best books. Wasn’t he the one who said: Imagine Benjamin Franklin in the digital world of today. But we are still asking “which book should I read next?” This is what this little guide is all about. Let’s turn the first page. Get Alerted to New Books 1. Google Alerts is one of those homing missiles that you should really use more often. I would recommend that you set up an alert if you are in the habit of reading books from a narrow niche or specialized area. 2. Stay notified of new books in your inbox. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. The offer is only open to US residents. 9.

Best Young Adult Novels, Best Teen Fiction, Top 100 Teen Novels It's almost a cliche at this point to say that teen fiction isn't just for teens anymore. Just last year, the Association of American Publishers ranked Children's/Young Adult books as the single fastest-growing publishing category. Which is why we were only a little surprised to see the tremendous response that came in for this summer's Best-Ever Teen Fiction poll. A whopping 75,220 of you voted for your favorite young adult novels, blasting past the total for last year's science fiction and fantasy poll at, dare we say it, warp speed. And now, the final results are in. Selecting a manageable voting roster from among the more than 1,200 nominations that came in from readers wasn't easy, and we were happy to be able to rely on such an experienced panel of judges. Summer, like youth, is fleeting.

When Adults Don't Read, Kids Lose. Note: This post was co-written with my friend Todd Nesloney, who is both the principal at Webb Elementary School in Navasota, TX and the coauthor of the book Kids Deserve It. It was so much fun collaborating with Todd to transform what started as a conversation over Voxer about teachers who don't read, into this piece! Thank you for working with me on this, friend! I'd also be remiss if I didn't extend a nod to Donalyn Miller and John Schumacher, whose influence is clear throughout. Helping students create and grow authentic reading lives, is one of our most important jobs as educators. Obviously, there are probably many answers to this question, but one possible reason may lie in the reality that far too many educators don’t have reading lives of their own. Increase your own access to books: Visit your school library and become BFFs with the librarian. The bottom line is this: your students need and deserve for you to be their independent reading champion.

Getting Personal with Books How do we encourage teens to come back to reading for fun? For my high school library, getting personal with books has made all the difference. Part of the answer lies in knowing your specific patrons and collection and matching students to books that might draw them in. Another part of the answer lies in choosing programs and promotions that might engage your teen readers. Research from Common Sense Media shows that as students grow through adolescence they spend less time reading for fun. If you ask a teacher in any grade level or content area what one of the largest barriers they face is, they will invariably tell you it is time. Personal book shopping is a school-wide library program where I hand-pick 4 books for each participating student based on their answers to a few short questions. I then stack the books together, tie them with string, and attach a tag that has the student’s name on it. Work Cited Common Sense Media. 12 May 2014. Author: Elizabeth Pelayo Like this:

These Parody Book Covers Of Famous Classics Will Make Any True Literary Nerd Laugh Out Loud When it comes to my favorite books, movies, and games, I love in-jokes. There's a particular way that someone can poke fun at entertainment media while simultaneously proving that they like that book or movie just as much as I do, and I really appreciate that. If you're like me, you are going to love these spoof book covers created by The Online Pen Company, because they tell you exactly what your favorite stories are about, in no uncertain terms. Spoiler warning: Mild spoilers for some classic novels ahead. The season of giving is also the season of books. All of the big book awards ceremonies take place around the holidays, and every major publication and news outlet wants to tell you all about their favorite books of the year. The Online Pen Company created 50 of these "hilariously honest" titles, all of which are based on vintage Penguin Classics. 'The Book Thief' by Markus Zusak The Online Pen Company "Sobbing for Days" is right. Click here to buy. 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen