List of Special Topic YA/Kids Books
Have a unique topic you're looking to explore though books for children or teens? Let me compile a bakers dozen (13) list of titles for you to explore.
I will use my knowledge of books for kids and teens, plus my skills navigating the NoveList database, to curate a list especially for you. If you prefer, I can focus on a particular *type* of book (fiction, non-fiction, comics, audio, etc.)
Depending on the complexity of the request, some lists will take longer to curate than others, but I promise to keep you informed of my progress along the way. Shoot me a message and let's make a list of new favorite titles!
Please note 3 things:
1 - I will not create "grade level specific" recommendations. Lexile, AR, and other grade-level based systems vary quite a bit from one another, and children in the same grade have widely different abilities. Plus, reading level does not take into account the target audience or content (example: "50 Shades of Gray" is written at around a "4th grade reading level;" it's *not* a title that is appropriate to recommend to a 4th grader.) If you are concerned with a child improving their reading skills, I firmly belief in reading quantity (read a lot) and quality experience (an enjoyable reading experience will lead to more reading) are much more important for long-term literacy rather than pushing to "read at grade level." **I WILL make sure the books I recommend are of /interest/ to a general age group, such as preschoolers, older teens, etc. as requested**
2 - Every guardian believes different content is appropriate their kids. I will try my best to give a general idea of content in the sexual, violent, and foul language categories, to help you make a decision. Ultimately though, you must decide if a book is appropriate for your reader. If you have a particular concern, please let me know when we make a deal so I can keep an extra close eye out for particular content.
3 - I will keep your name and identifying information confidential, however, I may share these custom lists with others if I think they may be of interest to other families. :)
Training & Qualifications
An avid reader my whole life, for the past several years, I have worked at a public library. While I primarily work in the teen department, I frequently assist patrons in the children's department.
Availability & Preferences