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Adventurous Books for Kids

Adventurous Books for Kids

Ages: 4-6 Who wrote it? Holly Hobbie What’s it about? Toot and Puddle are the best of friends with very different interests. One is a homebody, and the other loves to travel. When Toot spends the year traveling around the world, Puddle enjoys receiving his postcards. On opposing pages, Toot’s adventures are laid out beside Puddle’s hometown activities. Why we love it: This is the first in Toot and Puddle s many adventures, and it’s a wonderful introduction …


Fiction books for Teenagers

Fiction books for Teenagers

Each year, YALSA presents the Best Fiction for Young Adults list after ALA s Midwinter Meeting. This year’s list of 102 books was drawn from 200 official nominations. The books, recommended for ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. The list comprises a wide range of genres and styles, including contemporary realistic fiction, fantasy, horror, science fiction and novels in verse. In addition …


Free online fiction books for Kids

Free online fiction books for Kids

Podiobooks offers complete books in episodic form so you can get just a chapter at a time via RSS or by iTunes. In addition, you can simply click and listen to a story online. Think of a serialized story when it comes to Podiobooks. You can download the serials/stories directly to your computer, transfer the entire file(s) to a CD for listening again and again, or put the story on your MP3 player so you can listen to it wherever you might be. Open …

Online Fiction books for free

Online Fiction books for free

Project Gutenberg - ambitious project to present thousands of copyright-expired classics as text files. There s so much stuff here that you ll probably need to use the Search mechanism. Free Novels Short Stories Satire Poetry Web fiction from Internet journalist Andrew Starling Dead Pan and Joe Progress The god Pan comes to Earth and because of his goats legs is mistaken for a genetically modified organism. He becomes famous,appears on a couple of …

Non Fiction books for Kindergarten

Non Fiction books for Kindergarten

Then we started our nonfiction writing. Here s my template for the pages included in this book: Turtle Writing Templates. First, the children copied the Turtle Tree Map onto their own chart. We used this map to plan our writing and build sentences. Then the children started writing their books. They completed about one page each day. As they worked, I conferred with them to help them edit and revise their writing. They each wrote three to four pages …

Non Fiction chapter books for Kids

Non Fiction chapter books for Kids

Magic School Bus series by Joanna Cole (Series Wall) These popular series is actually three series, each of which uses a fictional framework (a wacky teacher uses a magic school bus to take her class on field trips) to teach scientific facts--these titles are an excellent way of encouraging non-fiction reading by children who prefer, or just have little experience with, non-fiction. The author was one of the first to incorporate a true blend of text …

Top Fiction Books 2012 for women

Top Fiction Books 2012 for women

By Karen Core Fay, Juliette. The Shortest Way Home. Penguin. ISBN 9780143121916. pap. $15; eISBN 9781101603. Sean has traveled the world for 20 years caring for others as a nurse, until he is called home to Massachusetts where his family is in crisis. Fay’s third novel offers a poignant look at what happens when a man is confronted with the very thing he has worked so hard to avoid. (LJ 10/1/12) Gideon, Melanie. Wife 22. Ballantine. ISBN 9780345527950 …

Non Fiction Books for Teens

Non Fiction Books for Teens

The YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a November 1 – October 31 publishing year. The award winner will be announced annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting Youth Media Awards, with a shortlist of up to five titles named the first week of December. Seals for the winning titles, finalist titles, and nominated titles can be purchased from the ALA Online Store. Current …

Best Adventure books for Kids

Best Adventure books for Kids

February 13, 2013 · 8:58 pm Once again, Sharon Creech uses poetic writing and endearing characters to create a heartwarming story. Naomi Deane and Lizzie Scatterding are two orphan girls living in the town of Blackbird Tree. One summer day, a mysterious boy falls from a tree and into their lives. With the appearance of the ‘Finn boy, ’ unexpected happenings and curious surprises begin to occur. Through these events and a wide variety of characters …

Free Fiction books for Kindle

Free Fiction books for Kindle

If you want to pick up one of the bestselling books for the Kindle , you don t have to save your spare dollars or even your pennies -- the 10 top Kindle bestsellers are free. To find a bestselling Kindle e-book that costs more than $0.00, you have to look to No. 14, Steig Larsson s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo -- a book that s spent more than 18 months in the top 100, and has the fairly low e-book price of $5.50. Currently at No. 1 is Breach …