What’s hot in books right now? What are you reading? Check out what’s new at PRT, as well as get some ideas on what to read.
***2013 Newberry Award Winner: The One and Only Ivan by Kristine Applegate–Told from the unique perspective of a gorilla housed in a sub-standard mall zoo, this is a wonderful story about friendship and perserverance, particularly for animal lovers.
2013 Newberry Honor Books:
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz; Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin; Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
***2012 William Allen White winners:
Grade 6-8– Confettie Girl, by Diana Lopez
Grade 3-5–Eleven Birthdays, by Wendy Mass
READ ALIKE HELP:
Need help finding another book to read similar to one you loved? Try these sites:
Novelist & Literary Reference Center : access off the student resource page –go to My School–Library Databases and choose EBSCO (not the Novelist link) from the list (hold the shift key as you click to get a new window). Then choose Novelist Plus K-8 or Literary Reference Center. If it does not work at home, see Mrs. Culver for a password.
Literature Map : on this site you enter an author to be given suggestions of similar authors-the closer they hover to your original entry, the more similar the author is (supposedly)
Charles County Public Library: offers read alikes for popular titles
What Should I Read Next?: Enter a title or author and you will be given a few suggestions of similar books.
Choosing Nonfiction–Understanding Dewey : open for help in finding nonfiction topics or subjects of interest
YOUR LIBRARIANS ARE READING . . .
Mrs. Culver is reading The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand and Almost Home by Joan Bauer. Linville is reading Hunt for the Seventh by Christine Morton-Shaw and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larrson.
Be sure to check out what’s new in the PRT library collection on our Library Thing page! See book covers and read reviews.
Popular Author Web Pages:
Read all about your favorite authors and find out what’s next in their publications.
Karen Hesse –Children’s Literature Network Biography
E.L. Konigsburg –this is her official publisher page from Simon & Schuster
R.L. Stine –Scholastic biography