Summer time. A delicious respite from the hectic bell schedule we library media specialists and teachers must adhere to during the rest of the year. Time to relax and read. I have a “To Read” list that I occasionally add to, but often don’t see anything on it that tickles my fancy when I am in-between books. Here are several free Web 2.0 Readers’ Advisory tools that I’ll use and recommend to my faculty and students.
The Book Seer
Type in the title and author of a book you recently read on The Book Seer site and get recommendations from Amazon and LibraryThing (although I received no recommendations from LibraryThing with several different books including Twilight – gasp!).
Teacher Book Wizard
Scholastic has created a site that offers multiple options. The Teacher Book Wizard’s Book Alike helps you locate similar books based on reading level. Great for creating those Readers’ Advisory lists. The List Exchange page provides lists of books in many categories including awards, grade level, author recommended, and themed.
To learn more about this teacher created site for teachers, take the tour.
What Should I Read Next?
What Should I Read Next asks you to enter the title and author of a book you recently enjoyed. The results returned are from a database created by the users of the site.