Thursday, January 7, 2010

Reader's Workshop Links: Great Book Pages

When students are really into a series of books, it's great to have a web page they can visit, especially if it keeps the magic of the books alive. Here's three of my favourite book websites (there are many others which I'll also review in coming weeks)

Samurai Kids (series by Sandy Fussell) These books, about kids, who are different, training to be Samurais, were great favourites with my Grade 5 boys in 2009. The website is a little out of date in places, but has a few interactives and even better, a one act play for the students to print out and perform. (The series is great if you can get your hands on it)

Artemis Fowl (series by Eoin Colfer) I've been pushing these books towards students for years now, mostly because of the world's best constructed fart joke in the first book. The website has videos, a game, character files and makes good use of the associate graphic novels to make this an appealing site.

The Hunger Games (by Suzanne Collins) I haven't introduced this to my students yet, but I anticipate a good reaction. The UK site is full of good stuff including games which I'm still trying to make my way through. (I'm sure the kids will beat me hands down)

What are your favourite book related websites? Let me know in the comments.

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Marita Thomson said...

I love Tristan Bancks Mac Slater Cool Hunter books. There is a website with video trailers, excerpts, diary of the novel writing process and even a link to a soundtrack mix on itunes.

A Reader's Community said...

I've read the first Mac Slater book, and then passed it on to my students :)I'll have to send the students to check out the website!

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