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NHS Library Resources: Reading Resources

Resources for both High School and Pre School Staff

Variety of best selling books

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Enter a book you enjoyed and the site will analyze their database of books to provide recommendations and suggestions on what to read next!

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Brightly provides passionate parents, educators, and caregivers with the tools they need — such as tips and advicebook recommendationsBrightly Storytime, which features read-aloud and flip along videos, and more — to keep kids connected to books through every age & stage of life. We take pride in working with a diverse group of contributors, authors, and partners who cover a wide range of topics for readers of all ages in order to cultivate a love of books and reading in children.

Teaching for change building social justice

A selection of multicultural and social justice books for children, YA, and educators.

Lee & Low Books LogoLee & Low Books is the largest multicultural children's book publisher in the United States. We are your diversity source.

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A reading and writing initiative that connects authors with readers

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Looking for fun and educational resources, activities, discussion guides, teacher guides, and more to share with children of all ages? Publishers have made theirs available for you to use during these difficult times and beyond.

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Every Child a Reader is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that creates and supports programs that strive to make the reading and enjoyment of children’s books an essential part of daily life and a lifelong joy by providing free resources to all educators and parents to share with children and teens.

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EpicReads, is a website published by Harper Collins for the YA World. On this site you can; follow your favorite authors, participate in polls, take  quizzes, win prizes, and watch videos from the Epic Reads YouTube channel, *book shimmy!* There are also Instagram, twitter and tumblr feeds to follow, and several blogs including; Book Nerds Unite, Author Guest Posts, Cover Lust, Book Trailers, Sneak Peeks, Reading Playlists and Infographics.

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Mango & Marigold Press is an award-winning independent publishing house that shares the sweet and savory stories of the South Asian experience.

"We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. Knowing the contents of a few works of literature is a trivial achievement. Being inclined to go on reading is a great achievement." ~ B. F. Skinner

 

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YALSA Audio Book Awards

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Inside a Dog is a place for teen readers. Here you can:

  • Find great reads

  • Share your reviews of books you love, or those you don't love so much... 

  • Create or join a book club to discuss about books and reading

  • Win stuff!

  • Read authors’ thoughts about writing and reading on our Residence blog

  • Discuss book news and hot topics on our blog or forums.

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MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the International Children's Digital Library Foundation (ICDL Foundation) is to support the world's children in becoming effective members of the global community - who exhibit tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas -- by making the best in children's literature available online free of charge. The Foundation pursues its vision by building a digital library of outstanding children's books from around the world and supporting communities of children and adults in exploring and using this literature through innovative technology designed in close partnership with children for children. (The ICDL Foundation is a non-profit corporation).

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We Need Diverse Books™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.

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Visit The Horn Book’s website often for uncommon insight and timely information. There you’ll find free e-newsletters (Notes from the Horn Book and Talks with Roger); a blog for just about every aspect of children’s literature (Calling CaldecottFamily ReadingOut of the Box, and Read Roger); and other original web content. Our Guide/Reviews Database offers short, critical reviews by trusted professionals of recommended hardcover trade books published in the United States for young people from 2000 to the present. The reviews are clear and honest, brief and to the point, identifying strengths and weaknesses and rating the books on a scale from 1 to 4, with titles recommended by The Horn Book Magazine receiving the highest ratings 1 () or 2 ().

Haruki Murakami Quote: If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

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IndieBound.org is part of the larger IndieBound marketing program of the American Booksellers Association (ABA), a trade association representing thousands of independent bookstores. This website allows the online book buying customer a way to shop local and indie, and provides an alternative to Amazon and other giant e-retailers. Local, indie businesses support and enrich local communities by keeping dollars circulating, people employed, and real estate occupied. To learn more about IndieBound and why shopping local does make a difference, visit https://www.indiebound.org/indiebound-faq.

 

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Annual Lists of Best Fiction for Young Adults created by YALSA

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Search 4,000+ books, audiobooks, and films from YALSA's book awards and book lists.

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Book Lists for all ages put together by the American Library Association including; banned books, rainbow reads, The Amelia Bloomer Project and more

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The Brown Bookshelf is designed to push awareness of the myriad Black voices writing for young readers. Our flagship initiative is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade, and Young Adult novels written and illustrated by Black creators. You can read more about the members of The Brown Bookshelf here.

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On this site, you’ll find:

  • posts about Latinxs in children’s literature;

  • lists of books that we have read and reviewed with links to those reviews. Please read our Review Policy before requesting a review.

  • book talks, where we’ll highlight books we’re reading and explain why you should be reading them, too;

  • interviews with writers and illustrators about their creative journeys;

  • interviews with agents and editors about the publishing process;

  • teaching ideas;

  • articles and news links aimed at writers and others involved in literacy and publishing;

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Every teen should be able to see themselves reflected in the books they read. Unfortunately, many LGBTQIAP+ teens are not able to. YA Pride is dedicated to promoting and discussing LGBTQIAP+ Young Adult literature in order to change that.

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Booklist is a book-review magazine that has been published by the American Library Association for more than 100 years, and is widely viewed as offering the most reliable reviews to help libraries decide what to buy and to help library patrons and students decide what to read, view, or listen to. Booklist Online is the web version of the Booklist print magazine. It offers free content to non-subscribers including a Review of the Day (a highlighted review we're featuring), and a generous selection of additional reviews and features written exclusively for Booklist Online. Subscribers also gain access to digital editions of Booklist and the full Booklist Online database, which contains more than 180,000 reviews and thousands of features dating back to 1992 and 8,000 new reviews and related features every year. Much of that content dynamically linked—review to review, review to feature, and feature to feature.

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We create content-driven communities around niche interests that delight fans and celebrate their diversity. Sometimes we are serious and sometimes we’re silly. Some of our contributors are pros. Many of them aren’t. We like a good list just as much as we like a good review, and we believe that there are smart, funny, and informative things to say about both.