12 Ways to Be More Search Savvy Google has made it possible for us to have instant information gratification. Just start typing the first letters of your search word and the site intuits your question and offers you the smartest choice of answers. Seems simple enough. CONTROL F. To those who wonder if Google is making us stupid, Russell has a pithy response: “Plato said that about books.” I better go search that. Related The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free) Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and Fellini, this master list came together in 2012 when Sight & Sound (the cinema journal of the British Film Institute) asked contemporary critics and directors to name their 12 favorite movies. Nearly 900 cinephiles responded, and, from those submissions, a meta list of 10 was culled. So how about something similar for books, you ask? For that, we can look back to 2007, when J. Zane explained the methodology behind the uber list as follows: "The participants could pick any work, by any writer, by any time period.... The short list appears below, along with links to electronic versions of the works. The texts listed below are permanently housed in our collection of Free eBooks, along with many other classics. Got an issue with any of the selections? 1. iPad/iPhone - Kindle + Other Formats - Read Online 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Read Online 10.
MGPL Webrary® - Web Sites for Book Lovers 2013 Summer Reading Lists of Children's Books and Books for Teens Are you looking for a summer reading list for your child or teen? Keep your child reading all summer with this selection of 2013 summer reading lists. These lists of recommended children's books and young adult books are generally organized by grade levels. Many of the middle school reading lists include a mix of middle grade fiction and nonfiction and young adult books. You'll find both classics and recently published books here. 1. These annotated 2012 reading lists come from the Houston Area Independent Schools Library Network (HAISLN). 3. This series of 8-12 page reading lists that you can download as PDFs comes from The Public Schools of Brookline, Massachusetts. 4. 2013 Summer Reading List for Students Entering Grades K-6 The list, which is organized by grade level, includes cover art, a brief summary, the copyright date and the genre/themes of recommended books for children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. 5. 6. 7. 2013 Middle School Summer Reading List 11.
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. 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 Harry loves everything horrible, according to his best friend Doug, who narrates this series about their adventures in second and third grade. Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne
Rubric for Creativity Marilynne Robinson: A Good Inheritance — The Barnes & Noble Review A new Marilynne Robinson novel is a rare treat. Lila, just published by FSG and already nominated for this year’s National Book Award for Fiction, continues the story she began in the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel Gilead and returned to in Home. Ever since her first novel, Housekeeping, came out in 1980, Robinson’s words have resonated with readers. In Lila, Robinson tells the story of the minister’s wife, who we’re first introduced to in Gilead. Last month, I asked Robinson some questions via email about her marvelous novel. – Michele Filgate The Barnes & Noble Review: In Gilead, you focused on the Reverend John Ames. Marilynne Robinson: I have found that the characters in my novels stay with me after a book has ended. BNR: Loneliness is something that bonds the Reverend and Lila — and it’s no surprise. MR: They are regular humans who have been sensitized by experience to the fact that loneliness is a major part of any life. BNR: Lila isn’t educated. BNR: Trust is a big issue for Lila.
Teenreads | The United States of YA A while back, I posted in the forums asking for people to help me find a YA book for every single state in the US. A lot of you helped me out, and so did this list when I needed to fill in the gaps. I didn’t tell you what I was using the info for, but now I’m finally able to reveal my true intentions. A MAP! Yes, that’s right. NEW! How many states have you read? Schools of Thought - CNN.com Blogs Old Bat's Belfry: SFF Authors on Web Updated 06/17/2014 140 SFF Authors and growing! Here for your Twittering, Blogging, Facebooking, Pinterest, Tumblr and forum perusing pleasure is a list of SFF Authors and where they can be found on the web! I have also created a large list of SFF related blogs and websites HERE if you are looking for more reviews and SF/F/H/YA information to checkout. You can also add yourself to the list by leaving a comment. Since list is getting really long I put them in alphabetical order. Table should now be viewable in mobile if you use landscape mode. For Fun: Seregil and Alec on FB (Main characters in the Nightrunner Series) *Disclaimer* As with anything on the internet, in some cases it is impossible to tell if the person behind the name is real or a fraud. No self-pub, Indie or POD authors please. Blogs take priority but if no blog is available, I will link to website instead. Facebook rules now require a page for professionals instead of, or in addition to, a personal profile.