There are lots of great websites to help your student find a new book to read!
Check out some of my favorites below:
American Library Association The American Library Association (ALA) creates recommended reading lists of children’s and young adult literature each year! These lists offer an entry point to the authors and high-quality texts for students to read. I refer to this list a lot when selecting books for our classroom library.
Adolescent Literacy Adolescent Literacy provides a list of recommended books and authors. Great info!
Teen Ink This website has lots of book reviews written by teens! Across the top of the page you will see different pages to select for the different genre of books. I could spend hours on the website finding lots of books!
Tween Tribune Tween Tribune reviews both fiction and nonfiction books. All reviews are written by students!
Amazon Even if I don’t intend to purchase a book from Amazon I like to look at what other people buy after purchasing the same book! For example, when I type in The Maze Runner by James Dashner it will show me what customers also bought. Right now it shows Divergent, City of Bones, Matched, etc. I can also read reviews by other people and see what they said. This is my favorite way to look at books! You can sign-up and make a “Wish List” for FREE! This will just keep a running log of any books you want to purchase! It will also keep track of price drops of books for you. I have put several books on here for my kindle and managed to get them FREE when the price drop occurs!
Students are the best advertisers for good books to read! Ask your friends what books they are enjoyed reading or see Mrs. Finley for some book recommendations. I am more than happy to help!