Reading Ideas

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Dear Parents and Students,
The lists below should be viewed as suggestions only.
Remember, each reader is unique and not all books are appropriate for all readers. As always, review the book first to determine its appropriateness for your maturity and family's values/comfort level. Use COMMON SENSE MEDIA as one way to get more information about the content.
Mrs. Schuchart


The ALSC provides links to books for all different ages.  Check out the Summer Reading List 2016!

Michael L. Prinz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature
Any books called "Young Adult" or "YA" are meant for high school readers, but some can be appropriate for mature middle school students.

Teen Reads Ultimate Reading List
Books suggested by teens for teens.  Updated regularly!  Again, some titles are meant for mature students.

The AIYLA titles are broken down by Elementary, Middle and High School appropriateness.  

The Center For Talented Youth (CTY) offers links to a wide range of book awards.  Many of these titles are high quality books, appropriate for a range of ages and reading levels.
Author Jon Scieszka collaborates to create this unique site to recommend books that appeal to GUYS.  Take a look - many of these titles appeal to readers of all kinds.

We Need Diverse Books
This fun flowchart directs students to books that highlight characters and topics that include a range of backgrounds and abilities.

Collaborative Summer Reading Program
Though summer is gone, follow this link to the bibliography of some great summer reading recommendations.

Your Next 5 Books
Seattle Public Library offers this unique and fun way to get personalized reading recommendations.  Come armed with the names of a few books you've already enjoyed AND an email address.  You'll get a response of what to read next.  Be patient - it's not an instantaneous reply.

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