News from the Library–June 6, 2011

Happy Summer 2011!

Summer is a great time to read and for this last post I have collected a number of links to reading lists. I think you’ll find something for everyone! It will remain on this blog until September.

The Montecito Library is offering a wonderful summer reading program again this year. There are prizes to be had by young readers—a little incentive for every five books read up to twenty-five. In addition to the incentive program for reading, there are also many events happening at the library this summer: jugglers, magicians, storytellers, puppeteers, etc. For the teens in the family there is also a game night and a backpacking talk/demonstration. Check it out. It is good for the whole family!

So relax, kick back with a lemonade, and read, read read!

~Mrs. Reid

Summer Reading Lists
Video booktalks listed by grade level.
Nancy Keane’s list of “Books of Interest to Grades 5-8”, with links to her booktalks on the titles.

Battle of the Books 2010 Reading list
These are the 30 books that 4-6th graders will read in order to participate in next year’s Battle of the Books.  Click on link at the bottom of the page for a pdf of the list of books.

abe books Children’s Reading Lists

Education World Reading Lists

The Horn Book Magazine Reading Lists

100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know from the NY Public Library

100 Favorite Children’s Books from the NY Public Library

BookHive is a web site designed for children ages birth through twelve, their parents, teachers or anyone interested in reading about children’s books. Providing reader’s advisory service, this site contains hundreds of recommended book reviews in a variety of reading levels and interest areas. Parents may find special “parental notes” attached to some reviews that provide additional information about the book. Users can search for books by author, title, reading level, interest area, number of pages, and even favorite illustrator.

Books for Boys

Big a, little a
This is a blog with a booklist of recommended Early readers that you can download as a pdf file

Bank Street College Children’s Library Summer Reading Lists K-8

I also have a some printed lists in the Library if you’d like to look at those. Please stop by anytime over the next two weeks.

So relax, kick back with a lemonade, and read, read read!

~Mrs. Reid