Spring Break Reading
Date posted: March 27, 2019
Spring Break is a great opportunity for children 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 for children and youth that offer suggestions:
2019 Best Fiction for Young Adults – Chosen by the Young Adult Library Services Association
2019 Great Graphic Novels for Teens – Chosen by the Young Adult Library Services Association
Best Books 2018 – School Library Journal’s choices for books for picture books, chapter books, middle grades, nonfiction, young adult, poetry and graphic novels.
Notable Children’s Books – 2019: 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.