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Choosing a Good Book A Guide to book shopping!
What is a Just Right Book? It’s not about what’s popular- it’s about what is a good fit for you. A book you enjoy reading. Fits your interest level & reading level. Choosing a book is like shopping Window shop Pick up & survey Try it on!
Think about- Genre What types of stories & movies do you like? Do you love animals? Do you like to learn about history? Are you interested in time travel or Space? Do you like adventure/Survival stories? Do you like stories about kids like you? Do you like mysteries or scary books? Do you like books with fantasy characters? Do you like books about vampires? Do you like teenage romance stories? Do you like dystopian Fiction? Do you like classics?
Think about- your interests What are your hobbies? What do you like to do in your spare time? Who are your heroes? What jobs interest you? Do you collect anything? What does your family like to do? Read a book that connects to your interests!
Think about- Reading Level Do you know your reading level? Read an entire page out loud- if you make more than 3 mistakes the text is too hard. Did you know you can search by book level using our card catalog? Find a list of books in your reading level from the link on my web site
Think about- Length Do you often get bored with long books? Do you get overwhelmed by thick books? Do you find yourself always looking for thin books? Great stories come in all different lengths. Just because a book is long- it doesn’t mean the book is hard! Just find a book you like!
Using the Card Catalog Search by topic Search by genre Search by book length Search by reading level /site/default.asp?9374Nav=|&NodeI D= /site/default.asp?9374Nav=|&NodeI D=10088
Does reading feel like a chore? If it does- you are reading the wrong books! Try a different Genre. Listen to the audio while you read. Try an e-book Try a graphic novel or non-fiction book Read a magazine or newspaper All reading is valuable!
Baseball Book Challenge Step up to the plate & Challenge Mrs. Johns to find a book you will like. She gets 3 tries to pitch you a good book Hopefully at least one will be a hit! You agree to read the 3 books she chooses & get prizes along the way!
Using the Recommends Student Recommends Genre Recommends If you like this… you might like this… Shelf-top display books
Your Assignment… Use the things we talked about today to shop for a good book. Walk around the library Pick up books & survey them Try on a great book! When the chimes ring we will gather in the tables at the other side of the library