Books: Places to find book ideas
A book database
Search by genre for recommendations, look for read-alikes, even search by location. Has books for adults, young adults, and children
By people who love books:
Check out the videos and others in the Great Advanced Reads section.
A great searchable list, often updated. Use the advanced search to separate for both age and genre.
The mission of this site is to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers.
Organized by subject or by grade level, long lists of new books.
Part of the Book Report network. Updated weekly. Reviews, author interviews, new books.
Choose the category you want to explore. Book covers and descriptions included.
Search for reviews for recommended books for readers up through age 12.
By publishers who want to tell readers about new books
Booktalks on the brand new books out, or search by title for older favorites. Age ranges help you find the books for sixth graders.
Read and watch advertisements for books you might choose to read.
By High Rock students
Book trailers created for the Mass. Book Awards by High Rock Students
A Summer Reading Book trailer: The Uglies by Scott Westerfield
created by a High Rock student
An online bookstore and your local library
Learn to use the features to help you read reviews. High Rock Books 2012: Clusters 3 and 5
If the book isn't at High Rock, reserve it at the public library.
A blogger reads and comments on many books for sixth graders.
Book reviews written by Richie Partington. (Note: His book talks are not short!)
ReaderGirlz Click on a book to read reviews. Includes a playlist of what to listen to while reading the recommended books.
What book comes next in the series?
How to Pronounce Authors' Names
Newbery Awarded to an author for a distinguised book for children up to age 14.
Pura Belpre Awarded to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best celebrates the Latino cultural experience
Coretta Scott King Awards Presented to honor African-American authors and illustrators who create outstanding books for children and young adults
Sibert Award Awarded to the author and illustrator of the most distinguished informational book published in English
Massachusetts Children's Book Award: Read at least 5 of this list of 25 and be eligible to vote for the 2012 winner. Past winners have been The Lightning Thief, The Mysterious Benedict Society, Found, and 11 Birthdays.
Summer Reading Links (2012)