Reading Links

Shelfari
This social media site is focused on books. Members can build virtual bookshelves, discover, rate and discuss books, and participate in online groups.
http://www.shelfari.com/

Good Reads
See what your friends are reading. Keep track of what you’ve read and organize your book lists into shelves. Join a book club to discuss your favorite books.
http://www.goodreads.com/

Kids Reads
Reading lists, series books, classic titles and the newest titles all are part of Kidsreads.com along with trivia games, contests and author interviews.
http://www.kidsreads.com/

Read Kiddo Read
Created by James Patterson and dedicated to making kids readers for life.
http://readkiddoread.com/

Children’s Literature Network
Children’s Literature Network connects, informs, and educates those who have an interest in children’s and teen books, authors, and illustrators.
http://www.childrensliteraturenetwork.org/

Guys Read (a great site for boys)
Guys Read is a web-based literacy program for boys. Their mission is to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers.
www.guysread.com/

Spaghetti Book Club
Book reviews for kids by kids.
www.spaghettibookclub.org/

Bookrags.com
BookRags is an educational website that provides summaries and study guides for literary works.
www.bookrags.com/

Free Book Notes
Free Book Notes provides links to study guides, book summaries, chapter summaries and analyses for thousands of books.
www.freebooknotes.com

SuperSummary
SuperSummary provides in-depth study guides for new books and classic books. All study guides include: a short plot overview, detailed chapter summaries and analysis, major characters analysis,commentary on themes, symbols, and motifs, explanation of important quotations. And thought-provoking essay and discussion topics.
www.supersummary.com

TeenReads
Teenreads.com brings teens info and features about their favorite authors, books, series and characters.
www.teenreads.com/

New York Times Best Sellers
(Children’s book links are located at the bottom of the page on the left.)
www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/picture-books/list.html

Caldecott Medal and Honor Books
Caldecott Medal books are awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecotthonors/caldecottmedal.cfm

Newbery Medal Books
Newbery Medal Books are awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal.cfm