Websites for Reader's Advisory
Book Adventure – http://www.bookadventure.com/ki/bs/ki_bs_helpfind.asp
Navigation: Enter grade level information and select a list | Annotations: Some | Age / Grade Level: Y
Notes / Features: A variety of lists can be customized by grade level and fiction or non-fiction. Click on the globes for annotations.
Bookhive: Your Guide to Children’s Literature and Books – http://www.bookhive.org
Navigation: Select “Find a Book,” Zinger recommends, or scroll to “Zinger’s Booklists” at the bottom of either page | Annotations: Yes | Age / Grade Level: Y (Can limit by ages/grade level)
Notes / Features: Comments from readers and parents; “If you liked” lists.
Bookwink – http://www.bookwink.com
Navigation: Select from choices | Annotations: Some | Age / Grade Level: Y
Notes / Features: Aimed at grades 3 to 8, lists can be expanded by clicking on the author’s name or “related subjects.” An ALA great website for children.
The Center for Children’s Books – http://ccb.lis.uiuc.edu/bibliographies.html
Navigation: Choose desired list | Annotations: Yes | Age / Grade Level: Y
Notes / Features: Up-to-date lists, many with newer books only. Most have grade levels given in annotations. Can choose lists by date created.
Database of Award Winning Children’s Literature – http://www.dawcl.com
Navigation: Enter dawcl…search dawcl | Annotations: Yes | Age / Grade Level: Y
Notes / Features: A site that lets you customize reading lists to age level of reader, genre, etc. Covers over 40 awards from English speaking countries.
Early Literacy: Predictable Books – http://www.earlyliterature.ecsd.net/predictable_books.htm
Navigation: Scroll to lists | Annotations: No | Age / Grade Level: N
Notes / Features: Explanations and lists of pattern stories.
Highland Park Public Library – http:www.hplibrary.org/kids/booklists/super2.html
Navigation: Click on desired list or on Kid’s Home, bibliographies, then special subjects. |
Annotations: No | Age / Grade Level: S
Notes / Features: Some useful lists: “Character Matters;” bullies; graded and age level lists.
Mid-continent Public Library – http://www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/readers
Navigation: Choose from juvenile selections in box. | Annotations: Yes | Age / Grade Level: S
Notes / Features: “Juvenile Series and Sequels” is a terrific feature; includes books which have future publication dates.
Morton Grove Public Library – http://www.webrary.org/kids/kidsmenu.html
Navigation: Click on “Booklists” | Annotations: Yes | Age / Grade Level: S
Notes / Features: Interesting lists: Intolerance and the Holocaust; Buried Treasures.
Multnomah County Library – http://www.multcolib.org/kids
Navigation: All Books…Booklists | Annotations: Some | Age / Grade Level: S
Notes / Features: Some contain pathfinders; Can limit some by age/grade level. Useful lists: Reading Up; Books for Book Discussion; Understanding Sex.
Science Fiction and Fantasy for Children – http://sfbib.lib.uoguelph.ca
Navigation: Advanced Search…scroll to “type” and “age” or “grade level” |
Annotations: Yes | Age / Grade Level: Y
Notes / Features: Can create a customized list by age, grade level, type, etc. Click on titles for annotations. Be judicious using “rating” and “recommendations” tools.