Call me crazy, but I love the smell of new books. New books means new stories, new adventures, new friends, and new lessons to be learned. They stir up conversation inside and outside the classroom. Books can help us escape from the world we're in, find our true self, and develop a better understanding for the people around us. I'm a book worm at my core and I love to share this passion with my students and readers.
If you have an avid reader at home, you might find that (s)he is constantly "running out of books to read." Local book stores are dwindling. While Amazon proves to be an incredible resource for purchasing new books, it can be difficult to sort through all of the options to find the perfect book for your child. Some of our children may be reading far above grade level. Books written at a higher level often target an older audience and, as such, may tackle issues that our young readers aren't yet prepared for. I want to ensure that students find the perfect book for them. Books are meant to be enjoyed -- loved -- cherished, even. The books on this list are of varying reading difficulties and are appropriate for a wide range of audiences. As such, I've also included my assessment for "reading difficulty" and "maturity."
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Fractured Fairy Tales and Princess Stories
Science Fiction and Fantasy
If you are a current student, you can place a HOLD on any of these books by visiting njgifted.libib.com