Thursday, December 31, 2009

Links: Great books Recommendations for Middle Grades

If you're like me, you're always looking for more good books for the classroom or just some more great middle grade books to read. A quick search led me to three great new places to find more book ideas.

Charlotte's Library: A great blog I've just stumbled across and immediately subscribed to. There are lots and lots of book reviews and recommendations here, with a focus on fantasy and science fiction, but encompassing other books as well. Go and subscribe now!

101 Out-Of-This-World Books For Kids Ages 8-13: Exactly what it says it is - 101 briefly annotated book recommendations. A quick count revealed I already have 28 of them in my classroom library and all of them are great books! Arranged into themes/genres for easy organising.

Good books for Grade 5 and 6: A list of books from the Logan Library in Utah. Includes publication dates.

And don't forget Jen Robinson's Book Page: a great book blog filled with kidlit news, great reviews and book lists.

Have fun finding some new books!

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2 comments:

Donalyn said...

In addition to the great sites you mention here, I must recommend Jen Robinson's Book Page. Jen includes indepth book reviews, topic-based booklists, and a recap of weekly kidlit news. Here is the link:

http://jkrbooks.typepad.com/

A Reader's Community said...

Oh thank you! I'll add it in. I've just subscribed to Jen's Book Page - continuing to lust over all the great US books that are hard to get here :)

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