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Thank you again to all those that responded to my target. I have added suggested 
sites to the summer reading page on our website.
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I've been working on my "fun summer reads" web page lately, and I would like to 
offer my students recommendations from more than just myself and the other students 
at the school. I've currently linked to ReadKiddoRead, Guys Read, A Book and a Hug, 
Teen Reads, and JacketFlap. Are there other sites that contain themed lists of 
books, recommended reads, etc., that would be good for middle school level 
Thanks in advance!
This one has a ton of lists.  On the left, you can choose lists based on authors, 
genres, themes, values, school subjects, and others.  I use it constantly.  Many of 
the list are marked for a specific grade level (or levels). 
This site above is mine and I add sites that I think would be useful to my middle 
school kids.
Hi Sarah--Don't forget the great James Patterson site, The 
more than 300 annotated reviews on the site range from ages birth-teen, and there's 
quite a lot on there for middle school kids. Plus, if you click on COMMUNITY, 
you'll find lots of good booklists, including my annotated Summer Reading Lists, 
with more than 100 titles, for grades K-4 and 5-14. I'll be updating that for this 
summer, and the new list will go up in May.Best to all the Mid-Del school folks--I 
spoke there in 2001 and had a wonderful time. 
Sarah Loch
Library Media Specialist
Carl Albert Middle School
Midwest City, OK
See what I'm reading now:
Stephen Krashen wrote:
"It is more than ironic that school districts are willing to spend hundreds of 
thousands of dollars on reading programs and staff development which have had 
limited success in boosting test scores, but are unwilling to invest in school 
library programs that show such direct correlations to student success," researcher 
Douglas Achterman wrote in a 2008 study of California school libraries.

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