by Carol Fertig
Need some book recommendations for your children this summer? Excellent lists of recommended books can be found at the following websites:
- Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) publishes lists of award-winning books for young people, including Newbery and Caldecott winners.
- International Reading Association provides “Choices” reading lists. These are books chosen as favorites by children, young adults, teachers, and librarians around the country.
- 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers is published by the College Board.
- Classic Novels offers one of many lists of the classics available on the Internet. This list was compiled by the Cincinnati Public Library. If your student owns an eReader (e.g., Kindle, Nook), many of the classics can be downloaded for free.
- Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord’s Making Books with Children lists resources, ideas for teachers, and ideas for families.
- ThinkQuest provides student-created ideas for constructing various types of books.
This blog post initially appeared on the Gifted Child Info Blog on May 20, 2011.