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HS: Teacher Librarian Reading List

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Welcome to the Teachers First Reading List Connection..........

Teacher First Website


The Teachers First Lifetime List - Editor Brenda Walton's picks of more than 200 works. It's a mix of classic and contemporary. Some selections work for middle schoolers; others - especially the philosophy - are better suited to adult level readers. Teachers will like some of these, too! The list includes links to appropriate resources from the TeachersFirst collections.


Good Books for Fourth and Fifth Graders - From Atwater's Mr. Popper's Penguins to White's Charlotte's Web, this list provides some great reading ideas for the 4th and 5th grade set.


Good Books for Middle Schoolers - A concise and helpful list of books for the Middle School grades from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.


St. Charles Public Library Quick Picks for Teens - This annual list of fiction and non-fiction complied by the Young Adult Library Services Association of the St. Charles Public Library provides annotated suggestions for young adults ages 12 to 18.


Banned Books Online - The University of Pennsylvania provides an interesting listing of books that have been are " banned"-- suppressed or censored by authorities. The site provides a short history of the books listed and give links to other sites with the same concern. This is a useful site for history and English teachers, and a great discussion- starter


Reading Rants - Selected off-beat titles for teens from the St. Charles Public Library, St. Charles, Il.


Top Rankings:


Madison's Top 100 List of Novels - In Madison, Wisconsin (home of the University of Wisconsin) students are reading these titles. Listing of 100 Top Books complied by the Madison Public Library.


The Best English-Language Fiction of the Twentieth Century - An interesting list of best-loved books collected by Brian Kunde at Stanford University. Includes publication date.


Best of the Year for Young Adults - The American Library Association's annual listings of the best young adult fiction and non-fiction. You'll find listings for 2005 as well as several years prior. Find the good works here.


Specific Interest Lists


Beyond Nancy Drew - A Guide to Girls' Literature - Grades 6-12 - More than a reading list, this is a scholarly annotated bibliography of books written for girls over the past 200 years. Organized by both theme and chronology, the site shows the change in emphasis on "proper reading" for young ladies. The more contemporary listings may also be of interest to today's students.


Hispanic fiction for young adults  Not annotated, but lots of titles.


Holocaust Bibliographies and Books - A thorough listing of links to booklists on the Holocaust.


A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust - Links to Holocaust literature and reading list classified by elementary, middle and high school levels. Source: Florida Center for Instructional Technology, College of Education, University of South Florida


Books by Survivors- An annotated list of books written by Holocaust survivors. 


It Happens Every Spring - Great books for baseball lovers, from the Springfield Library.


Survival Stories - A listing from the San Jose, Ca. Library


Tear Jerkers - Romantic fiction for teens, from a public library's collections.


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