What's on Mrs. Doyle's reading list?
North Carolina Children's Book Award Nominees
Each year educators across the state of North Carolina recommend children's books to be considered for the North Carolina Children's Book Award. There are ten nominees. In the spring, students who have read all ten of the books can vote for their favorite. After all the votes are counted, the winner is announced. Last year's winner was Quit Calling Me a Monster! by Jory John. This happened to be one of the favorites at Southwest as well. There are ten new nominees this year and we have copies of each of them in the library. And the nominees are . . .
After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan Santat
A Perfect Day by Lane Smith
The Bad Seed by Jory John
Love by Matt de la Pena
Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai
Nerdy Birdy Tweets by Aaron Reynolds
Plants Can't Sit Still by Rebecca Hirsch
Read the Book, Lemmings! by Ame Dyckman
Super Manny Stands Up! by Kelly DiPucchio
Trombone Shorty by Troy Andrews
Online Book Recommendation Websites
Visit the Book Pig website, enter the title or author of a book you've loved into the search box, and they will recommend books like it. You can also use the categories menu down the left side of the site. These categories allow you to search from "Librarian Picks," "Award Winners," and "Genre." Once you've found a book you like, click on the "more like this" to find similar books, or you can click on the author's name to find books by the same author, or click on the series name to find books in the same series. You can visit the Book Pig site by clicking on the logo found here.
Your Next Read . . . discover and share
Your Next Read is another site that recommends new books based on the old books you have read. Type in the name of a book that you have read or an author whose books you enjoy and Your Next Read will give you other people's book recommendations. There should be quite a few book recommendations to go through and each one has descriptions and reviews. You can visit this site by clicking on the logo found here.
What should I read next?
This is another book recommendation website. Type in the name of a book you like and the site will analyse a huge database of real readers' favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next. You can visit this site by clicking on the logo found here.