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Book Talks, Trailers, and Activities

Check out these cool sites to hear about books, read about books, and do some fun activities with books!



How To Choose a Book

1.  Don't judge by the cover alone.

2.  Read the summary on the book.

3.  Read the first paragraph in the book.

4.  Find a favorite genre or book type.

5.  Read a book series.

6.  Choose a book by a well-known author.

7.  Use the five-finger test.

8.  Tell your librarian about some books you've enjoyed and ask for more suggestions.

9.  Read book that was made into a movie.

10. Ask your friends and teacher for suggestions.


What to Read Next...

Check out these cool sites to see ideas on what to read next!

Guys Read

Texas 2X2 Reading List

Texas Bluebonnet Reading List

Read-A-Likes (and more!) 

Book Wizard

Just type in a book title and find the reading level of the book, by grade level, guided reading level, DRA or Lexile.


Book Suggestion Web

Type in the name of a book you like in the search box, sit back, and watch as Amazon recommends all kinds of books that are related in some way (themes, genres, strong, similar character...).  If you click on any of the book images, a description of the book will pop up. 


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