Our class will be using BiblioNasium to create virtual libraries, share book recommendations, and to keep track of our reading at home.
Picking Good Books
Scholastic Book Wizard: Use this search to find the reading level of thousands of books. You can use the lexile framework or the guided reading level. Another great feature of this site is the ability to do a "Book Alike" search. If you like a particular book and want another one similar to it, you can perform this search. Another option is to find a book similar to another book, but you can change the reading difficulty to higher or lower.
KidsRead.com: On this website you can find the newest and greatest books with brief summaries. There are book lists and reviews. The link will send you specifically to a list of books for boys and then you can naviagate to other options from there.
Guys Read: This website is dedicated to boys. You can find out what books male authors suggest. There are booklists by interest, book of the month picks, and even a "guys listen" section.