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Books, books, books

If you are like me (Clare) you are always on the lookout for a good book. If you are a Comic Book Warclassroom teacher or literacy teacher educator you are probably always Image Red Maple_How-To-Outrun-A-Crocodilesearching for good children’s literature and young adolescent literature. A student in my grad course on literacy told me about the Ontario Library Association : founded in 1900, the Ontario Library Association is the oldest continually operating library association in Canada. With more than 5,000 members, the OLA is the largest library association in the country.

She shared the a link of the Red Maple Fiction Nominees:


This site has short blurbs about the nominated books. Image Red Maple_Dead-Mans-SwitchImage Red Maple Award_The-Boundless

I like Goodreads which now that they has a section on children/adolescent literature. If you are a classroom teacher or teacher educator you can set up a secure community for the students in your class. They can post reviews and comments and share titles of books they liked or did not like. Thw community is “closed” (only open to those registered in it). This is a great way to create a reading community. Here is the link for Goodreads young adolescent literature: http://www.goodreads.com/genres/young-adult


Image Children_clipart_reading_circle-315x254Building on Lydia’s post yesterday, I (Clare) want to highlight the site Goodreads. I check it regularly to read their suggestions and/or book reviews. It also allows groups to have a shared space. This would be a great place for student teachers in literacy courses to share books they have read with pupils. (They now include children’s literature in their genre list.)OliverJeffers

If you do not know the Goodreads site, check it out at: http://www.goodreads.com/