Hi guys and dolls,
Here are a couple of websites to help with selecting a book for you (or your child) to read. I will also add these websites as a page on the blog, so you can access them without scrolling back through posts.
Inside a dog
Here you can find great reads, read reviews, read author comments, join discussions on your favourite books, even write your own book review…. oooh reading and writing together! Talk about 2 birds with one stone, hey?
Premier’s Reading Challenge
Of course the Premier’s Reading Challenge will run again this year at school, however, this website gives you a list of recommended books, by year level, age and author name.
Shelfari is a ‘community powered encyclopedia for book lovers’. You can search via most popular, series, author or subject. You can create an account and create a digital/virtual bookshelf, write reviews, comment on books with your thoughts or ideas and connect with other book lovers.
Caldecott Medal Winners
Full lists of the Caldecott Medal winners, all the way from 1938! Waaayyyy back when Grandma was little! How cool to see what Nan, Pa, Mum and Dad would have been reading back then! Lists are by year (decades), and then by winner and honour books.
Children’s Book Council of Australia
More award winners, I mean they win awards for a reason guys, mostly because they’re pretty awesome! You can view books by year, by award type, and by category- picture story books, young adult, early childhood etc…
Anyway, that’s all for the moment… If you find any other great websites, please share them! I’d love to find some ebooks that we can access easily (and freely $-$) or maybe even some great blogs or websites to read.
Remember, in grade 5, we need to be reading at LEAST 30 minutes EVERY NIGHT!!! This is your pleasure reading time. Find something you LURVE reading, and sink your teeth into it… encyclopedias, manuals, novels, diaries (your big sister’s one is OFF limits, hehe!), non fiction books (information books), instructions for your new video game, your favourite blog, the newspaper (yeah, remember those old things?), magazines…. anything, you just need to read!!
Quickly, before I forget! Remember to RECORD what you’re reading in your diary!
P.P.S (Oh, I am forgetful!). Kids, remember to always pick a JRT (just right text). Check the cover, read the blurb, quick flick (check the font), 3 finger test. Mums and Dads, the kids will catch you up on this!