12th – Two books required: Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt and Lost Names by Richard Kim
Links to Book Lists and Reviews
Can’t decide what to read? Here are annotated links to help you find books by age and/or genre, an online reading site, and just in case you have always wanted to learn another language, a free online language learning site.
K – 6
Dover Public Library topic/grade
This site gives lists and a brief description of titles by topic and grade.
Dover Public Library Great Stone Face Book Awards
Great Stone Face Book Award winners are listed here. Sponsored by CHILIS, Children’s Librarians of NH, this award is given each year to the book receiving the most votes from NH student in grades 4 – 6.
Horn Book Magazine
Horn Book Magazine: Find links to the Boston Globe – Horn Book Awards, a list of classic reads, and books reviews listed by topics under Fiction and non-Fiction headings. Graphic novels are included here and within each list are entries by grade level.
Junior High and High School
Dover Public Library teen
Offers booklists and a brief description of titles by topic and grade.
Young Adult Library Services Association
Booklists for “arts and humanities, history and cultures, literature and language arts, science and technology, and social sciences.” These lists combine fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama.
101 Books Recommended by the College Board PDF
From the College Board: a list of 101 Great Books recommended for the college bound. The starred books are those we read in school as part of the English curriculum. Please do not read those as optional summer reading.
This free online book site is organized by category. Once you have selected a category and a book, the book jacket will appear, as well as information on how to download books for a fee. To access the free online book, select a title, scroll to the bottom of the book jacket depicted on the page, and click the icon for “read online for free.”
Free Online Language Site
Planning a trip to a distant place? Maybe you have always wanted to try a new language? Livemocha has interactive lessons in Russian, French, Punjabi, Kazakh, Japanese, German, Swedish, Spanish, Arabic and many others. There are some books or features you could purchase, but you do not need to. There is plenty to experiment with online.
|K – 2+
||“Pam’s Favorite Picture Books”; Pam Hunt, our assistant librarian chooses from her most loved volumes
| Younger Grades
|| Keep track of your reading list here!
| Gr. 3 – 5
|| Grades 3-5 Summer Reading</td |
|| International Folktales – and extensive list of suggested reading
|| More Suggested Reading for 6-8
|| High School
|| More Suggested Reading for 9-12