Books: Places to find book ideas

By people who love books

Read Kiddo Read (Sponsored by James Patterson)
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.

Guys Read Sponsored by Jon Scieczka.
The mission of this site is to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers.

Kids Reads or for books with more mature themes Teen Reads
Part of the Book Report network. Updated weekly. Reviews, author interviews, new books.

Public Library

If the book isn't at High Rock, reserve it at the public library.

How to Pronounce Authors' Names

Book Awards

NewberyAwarded 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 AwardsPresented 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

Summer Reading Links 

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