Books & Reading

LibraryThing - LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily. You can access your catalog from anywhere—even on your mobile phone. Because everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same books, comes up with suggestions for what to read next, and so forth.

TeachingBooks -  Easily integrate multimedia into your reading and library activities.Select materials by grade level and curricular area/topic. Presented by Osseo Area Schools, Osseo, MN.

What Do I Read Next?

  • – “Customers who bought this book also bought…”
  • Fiction Connection - This is a fantastic resource for finding books like those you know you enjoy. You can search by author, title, topic, genre, setting, character, location, or timeframe. This subscription database requires a login, but simply viewing the word clouds can be helpful.
  • FictionFinder - FictionFinder is a project of OCLC Research that provides access to 2.8 million works of fiction found in the OCLC WorldCat database.You can search for books, eBooks, and audiobooks by titles, authors, ISBNs, and other information such as literary awards and book summaries.
  • Goodreads - for sharing books with your friends (login required)
  • NoveList K-8 Plus - This guide to reading allows the Kindergarten through eighth grade reader to locate a book they have enjoyed, and the database will search for similar books, based on the specific criteria that is input. This database requires a St. Paul Public Library card barcode number and Personal Identification Number (PIN).
  • NoveList Plus - This works just like NoveList K-8 Plus except it includes young adult and adult titles.  Also requires a library card for login.
  • - Specializing in genre fiction, this site features reviews, reading lists, and links to related web sites.
  • - Book reviews and readalike suggestions for genre fiction titles. Information about authors according to genre, including plot summaries, appeal characteristics, similar authors, red flags and other resources. This list grew out of an Indiana University School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) reading group. 

Reading Lists

Children’s Book Reading Lists

Young Adults & Teens

Book Awards

Authors and Illustrators

Book Reviews


Picture Books

Good Books to Read Aloud


Free eBooks

General eBook Sources

e-Published eBooks (electronic format only books)

ebooks for Children

Helpful Guides to E-books


Audio Books


Science Fiction

Free Brochures about reading

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