Thursday, December 11, 2008

Grade-Level Reading Lists

This time of year, we sometimes get patrons who are asking for good books they can buy as presents for their nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. They may not see them often and may wish us to recommend books by grade level because they don't know what the children are currently reading.

Well, help is at hand! While we have fewer paper bibs and lists in the libraries, there are grade-level reading lists on Tales' Treehouse.

This is a great resource to share with grownups. To get there, go to the Treehouse, click on Swoop the Owl, then on Great Books. You'll see "Books by Grade Level" on that list.

We want to make sure there's a good mix of genres and interests on each list. Go have a look and see how we've done so far. If you have titles you'd love to see included, send them to Alyson Corcoran!


Hannah said...

Believe it or not, I actually refer to Tales' Treehouse for recommended reads like that because sometimes the patron can be soooo broad and it's hard to come up with suggestions when they want anything and everything. I love to look at the books by grade level because then the patron feels like they are getting some good books for their kids, and I feel like I've done something to help them too.

Melissa said...

Thanks to Fuse #8 for the link to this article, which talks about how to choose books for kids you (or your patron) don't know that well.