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Read On Wisconsin is a literacy program, administered by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, promoting high-quality books for children and teens throughout our state.
Great Books for New Readers is a comprehensive, community-organized list from GoodReads.
Novelist K-8 enables kids to find read-alikes, award winners, books-to-movies and more! Check out Novelist K-8 for great kids’ book suggestions! Must sign in with your library card.
Best Books for Babies is a list of great read-alouds and picture books for little ones.
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) publishes lists of recommended books from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).
Top 100 Chapter Books for Emerging Readers is a favorite post from School Library Journal.
Epic Reads is an interactive website with contests, blogs, polls, reviews, author info, videos and book info.
Young Adult Series and Sequels is maintained by the Bettendorf Public Library. This is the site to go to for an awesome database of YA series titles.
http://www.graphicnovelreporter.com is all about finding out what’s hot in the world of graphic novels. Check the Manga glossary or current reviews for recommended reading. Read creators’ biographies or interviews. Check out “best-of” lists. Find out what books are being turned into movies. Join book clubs and read or post on blogs. Receive newsletters or RSS feeds.
Teenreads.com provides information about what’s new with This Week’s New Releases, and what books have been made into movies. Read reviews, author interviews, book blogs and more.
Reading Rants! has out of the ordinary teen book lists!
Great Graphic Novels for Teens lists are first rate in the marriage of storytelling and art and have appeal for a wide range of teen readers from the Young Adult Library Services Association.
Teen’s Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!
The Hub site from YALSA offers recommendations for great teen reads, polls about your favorite teen reading topics and YA fun!
Wisconsin’s Digital Library for Teens is the place to download your favorite books!
ALA Book Club Central is an online one-stop-shop for book clubs, featuring everything from author interviews to book recommendations and reviews, as well as discussion questions and tips about how to start and moderate a book club.
What’s Next, Books in Series is maintained by the Kent District Library in Michigan. This site allows the user to easily search and print off lists for books in a series.
Good Reads is a site for readers and book recommendations, helping people find and share books they love.
20SomethingReads is targeted to people in their 20s.
Bookpage is all about the best new books.
FaithfulReader brings information and features about Christian fiction authors, books, series, and characters.
ReadingGroupGuides has over 4,000 guides available for book discussion groups.
The following sites are maintained by Badgerlink and may be accessed using your library card:
- NoveList provides access to information on fiction titles as well as feature content including author read-alikes, book discussion guides, reading lists and more.
- Literary Reference Center site is a resource for poems, short stories, essays, speeches, and plays as well as criticism on all forms of literature.
- TeachingBooks.net gives access to thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K-12 environment to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading activies.