Friday, April 3, 2015

How to find books that your child will enjoy reading?

Having a hard time keeping your Upham student in books?
Need some resources to help keep the great books coming so she keeps reading?

Sometimes the key is as simple as finding out what he is interested in and then locating books that are on those topics.

Here are some suggestions for great reading lists:

WPS Summer Reading List

Here's the link to the WPS Library Teacher's Summer Reading List. It is a librarian compiled summer reading list.  It will be available online in a mobile device friendly format and as a print document in the Upham Office and at the Wellesley Free Library.

Book Blogs

Here are a few that I like:

A Kids Book A Day at
This blog has a new review every day and is written by a school librarian.  It has a simple appealing look, highlighting the book covers and includes a summary and a rating.

Guys Read at
Jon Scieszka is a popular children's book author who has put together these list of books that will interest guys.  This is a fun website and has a lot of great reading suggestions.

A Book and a Hug at
Lots of reviews of new books and you can browse by genre and age.

No Flying, No Tights at
If you love comic books, this is your site. Stick with the Kids section for elementary-age books. Here you'll find lists of the best graphic novels and comics out there, links to comic book creators' websites, books to help you start cartooning and pretty much everything else you could want. One-stop-shopping.

Public Library Book Lists:

These are great resources with helpful lists of books that will appeal to a variety of young people.

The Newton Free Library Kids Booklists at
Librarians have put together lists for kids with at least 7 lists of "If You Liked..." all genres, formats and reading levels are here

The Wellesley Free Library "What to Read Next: Reading Suggestions" at

The Boston Public Library Kids Booklists at