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. 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. Listed below are six high-interest, appealing series for grades two and three that will help build reading excitement in your classroom. Following each series, you will find a list of “bridge” books which can be used to guide your students to new authors and books. Junie B. Horrible Harry series by Suzy Kline Harry loves everything horrible, according to his best friend Doug, who narrates this series about their adventures in second and third grade.
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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. 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. From romance to mystery to drama, this website is a good source for all sorts of e-books. 8. Want to listen to books instead?
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. 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 Lies We Tell Ourselves - Robin Talley Publication Date: 2014-09-30 The Skin I'm In - Sharon G.
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. While we’re running. Or, even while we’re cooking. 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. You’ll find free science fiction stories from Ursula K. 5. Or, even a video of Neil Gaiman reading Coraline. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Important note! 1. 2. 3. 4.
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. 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. The Book Discovery browser extension recommends books according to the websites you visit. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. The offer is only open to US residents. 9. 11. 12.
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. 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! 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. So… what are you waiting for?
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. Common Sense Media’s study “Children, Teens, and Reading” found that the number of students who read for enjoyment decreases “from 53% of 9-year-olds to 19% of 17-year-olds.” 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. Work Cited 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. 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 In high school, you either loved or hated this book. Click here to buy. 'The Cat in the Hat' by Dr. Click here to buy. The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer Click here to buy.