Thursday, 4 April 2013

5 Ways to Find your Next Cool Book to Read

Here are five ways we find our next cool book to read.


Go to the Children's tag and enter the title of a book you've loved. The site gives you a map of books you might enjoy by the same author or different authors.


This is cool! Type in the name of a favourite author and the closest name to the author is one you might like.

3.Read blogs! Here are two of our favourites.
Bob Docherty is awesome! He comes to our school every year and recommends really great books. We like that he recommends lots of great New Zealand authors, as well as others.
Here's the Christchurch City Libraries website. You might not be from Christchurch but do visit your local library website. We bet they have a kids' section with great recommendations.


This is great for younger children and if you read a lot of American books. It doesn't have many New Zealand books on it but it is still pretty good. It is a little bit like Facebook for children who love reading.

5. Talk to people! Talk to your friends! Talk to your teacher! Talk to your school and local librarian. What do they recommend?

Written by Kate, Sarah Br and Sam- the Year 8 Cybrary Leaders

How do you find new books to read? Do you have any suggestions for us? We are always looking for new tools to add to our school library ultranet page. We'd love to hear from you so leave us a comment. 


  1. I love this! Thanks so much for sharing girls! Can't wait to try the first two ideas - and to share them with my class!

  2. This is really cool!!!! It is a really good idea.

  3. What a great list! Thanks for the mention, girls, hope you find great things to read :)

    1. Dear Biblionasium,
      it was our pleasure to mention you. Everyone in our class has a page on your site and yesterday one of the classes spent a long time updating them. It is a great resource.
      Thank you.

      Sarah Br, Cybrary Leader

  4. I love this list, and will be sharing it with my 7th graders! I do have one more to add, however, that I discovered last week - - it has some good suggestions, too. Check it out! Thanks again - this is a great resource!

    1. Thanks Joy. That is a great site! We are going to spend some time exploring it before we go on holiday this Friday. We've got 3 blissful weeks off so lots of lovely reading time!
      Thank you!


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