Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Summer Reading Part 2: One More Resource

In yesterday's post about creating a plan for your children's summer reading, I forgot to mention another great resource: Books Children Love: A Guide to the Best Children's Literature, by Elizabeth Wilson.

Book titles in this text are organized by subject area, such as Animals, Biography, Music, etc.  Within each subject area, suggested books are listed alphabetically by author's last name, and listings include publication information, number of pages, and suggested age range, as well as a brief synopsis.

You'll find no twaddle here.  Susan Schaeffer Macaulay, author of For the Children's Sake, wrote the introduction and highly praises Wilson's selections.

I've already highlighted several options for my children and can't wait to add some titles to our summer reading list!

Jump to Part One of this three-part series.
Jump to Part Three of this three-part series.


  1. Your blog is cool, Ellen! Hannah loves the Bookadventure.com because you can take quizzes on books you've read. They also have a function where you can put in your grade level, preference of reading level, and (if you want) choice of topics, and it will suggest books for you. Last summer she racked up enough points from the quizzes to win herself a 6-month magazine subscription (she seems to have lost interest in the points now).

  2. Thanks for the tip! I'll check out Bookadventure.com today.

  3. Great reference book. Good findings like this are so exciting!

  4. Not only did I check out Book Adventure, but I added it to Part Three of this series!


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