Spring Break Reading
Date posted: March 9, 2018
Spring Break is a great opportunity to indulge in a little extra reading for fun, whether it’s reading aloud, silently reading together, or reading solo. With the focus on reading for enjoyment, being able to choose what to read is important.
But, with so many books available, how do you choose? Here are some recommended book lists of recently released titles:
- 2018 Best Fiction for Young Adults – Chosen by the Young Adult Library Services Association
- 2018 Great Graphic Novels for Teens – Chosen by the Young Adult Library Services Association
- Best Books 2017 – School Library Journal’s choices for the best 71 books from last year, including picture books, chapter books, middle grade, young adult and nonfiction.
- Notable Children’s Books – 2018: A list of the best children’s books (fiction, information, poetry and pictures for a range of ages) selected by a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children; lists from previous years are still available.
- The Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens – highlights the best in Canadian books, magazines, audio and video.
If you are lucky enough to have a children’s librarian at your local public library, they’re a great resource; they always seem to know what’s popular and what’s good. There are lots of good choices that aren’t newly published.
With many schools starting Spring Break on March 19th, there’s still time to head to your local public library or bookstore and stock up on some really enjoyable reading material.