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.
- How to Choose a Good Book : Here are some helpful hints for choosing a book you will enjoy
- Authors No Child Should Miss K-3 : Readers in grades K-3 can use this list of authors to find many types of books
- Authors No Child Should Miss 4-6 : Readers in grades 4-6 can locate books by genre on this list
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 winners : The Newbery Medal is given each year by the American Library Association for the best writing in children's literature