• Have you ever wondered how to pick a book you are sure to enjoy?  The articles and links on this page will help point you in the right direction.  Younger students should use the 5 Finger Test to help decide if the book will be readable or frustrating.  Everyone would benefit from thinking about How To Choose A Good Book, and Central Bucks teachers and librarians have put together a really great list of authors in the Authors No Child Should Miss lists.  The lists are divided into types (genre) of books and there is a list for K-3 and one for 4-6.  You can also link to the American Library Association's Caldecott Medal and Newbery Medal websites.  Don't forget to ask Miss Thomas or the public librarian for suggestions!
     
    • 5 Finger Test : This is an easy way to check the reading level of a book.  It will help you see if a book is just right or too hard.  If it is too hard to read alone, find a buddy to read with you.

     

     

     

    Caldecott Medal Caldecott Medal winners : The Caldecott Medal is given each year by the American Library Association for the best illustrations in children's literature 

     
     


    Newbery Medal

    Newbery Medal winners : The Newbery Medal is given each year by the American Library Association for the best writing in children's literature