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  • Book Review Websites and Book Award Lists

  • This website is a great resource for reviews of all kind of books!
     Visit GBTQ for book reviews, book lists, author interviews, YA News and more!
     Visit No Flying No Tights for reviews of graphic novels and manga.
    BBR  Book Reviews written by students at Bode Middle School. 


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  • Sites with Book Recommendations

    Check out the YALSA website for some great book recommendations. There is also an app you can download to search for book recommendations. 
    Go to yournextread.com for great ideas.  No need to login just type in the book you liked, once it comes up click on the book you entered and a group of new ideas will appear.


    For the guys 

    Check out guysread.com.  Guys Read is a web-based literacy program for guys.  Great ideas for young adult males.


    Teen reads 

     For the latest reviews, cool & new books and books to movies try teenreads.com 


  •   If you are looking for a great book, these award nominee lists are another superb place for you to find one!  
    Truman Nominees (Grades 6-8)
    Title Author
    City of Ghosts Victoria Schwab
    Deep Water Watt Key
    Fire & Heist Sarah Beth Durst
    Ghost Boys Jewell Parker Rhodes
    Impostors Scott Westerfeld
    Lifeboat 12 Susan Hood
    Mascot Antony John
    Nightbooks J. A. White
    Not If I Save You First Ally Carter,
    Skyward Brandon Sanderson
    The Benefits of Being an Octopus Ann Braden
    The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl Stacy McAnulty
    Gateway Nominees (Grades 9-12)
    Title Author
    A Heart in a Body in the World Deb Caletti
    After The Shot Drops Randy Ribay
    Camp Valor Scott McEwen and Hof Williams
    Dread Nation Justina Ireland
    Dry Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman
    Flight Season Marie Marquart
    Hey, Kiddo Jarrett Krosoczka
    Little White Lies Jennifer Lynn Barnes
    Monday’s Not Coming Tiffany Jackson
    Neanderthal Opens The Door To The Universe Preston Norton
    Someone I Used to Know Patty Blount
    The Book Of Essie Meghan MacLean Weir
    The Cruel Prince Holly Black
    The Poet X Elizabeth Acevedo
    The Unfortunates Kim Liggett
    Mark Twain Nominees (Grades 4-6)
    Title Author
    24 Hours in Nowhere Dusti Bowling
    Amal Unbound Aisha Saeed
    Blended Sharon M Draper
    Captain Superlative! J.S. Puller
    Front Desk Kelly Yang
    Squint Chad Morris and Shelly Brown
    The Ambrose Deception Emily Ecton,
    The Doughnut FIx Jessie Janowitz
    The Night Diary Veera Hiranandani
    The Science of Breakable Things Tae Keller
    The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle Leslie Connor,
    The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair Amy Makechnie
    Show Me Nominees (Grades 1-3) 
    Title Author Illustrator
    A Place For Pluto Stef Wade Melanie Demmer
    DOLL-E 1.0 Shanda McCloskey Shanda McCloskey
    Friends Stick Together Hannah E. Harrison Hannah E. Harrison
    Giraffe Problems Jory John Lane Smith
    Love, Z Jessie Sima Jessie Sima
    Max Explains Everything: Grocery Store Expert Stacy McAnulty Deborah Hooking
    Natsumi! Susan Lendroth Priscilla Burris
    The Epic Adventures of Huggie & Stick Drew Daywalt David Spencer
    The Remember Balloons Jessie Oliveros Dana Wulfekotte
    We Don’t Eat Our Classmates Ryan T. Higgins Ryan T. Higgins