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Find Your Next Great Read

tools and tips to find the perfect read

Readers' Advisory for Kids and Teens

Discovering an interesting book is often a matter of finding books or authors that you already know about (Title Readalikes or Author Readalikes). Knowing why you like a book can be a smart tool in moving forward to the next one. At the bottom of the page is a questionnaire that can help you pinpoint that next good read. You can use it yourself or fill it in for us to find the books.

Online guides are also very useful. They vary in complexity, so be sure to experiment with a couple of them. Here are some of our favorites.

If you're looking for Young Adult reading, be sure to check out the Adult books and the Kids'. Teen reading sometimes overlaps with both.

Children's Titles in the Collectiion

Teens Titles in the Collection

Book Suggestion Form

Book Suggestion Form for Kids and Teens

(Please complete as much as is applicable, then email to or drop off at the library: libraryrequests@govsacademy.org. We will get back to you within a week with some reading suggestions.)

Name of reader

 

Email

 

Age and reading level

 

Are you looking for read-aloud suggestions?

Yes ___

No  ___

If yes, please list a few favorite subjects (dogs, trains, princes/princesses, dinosaurs, etc.)

 

Name some favorite authors

 

List a few favorite books (and why)

 

List a few disliked books (and why)

 

What are your favorite fiction genres?

___ Adventure

___ Books based on TV/Movies & vice-versa

___ Family stories

___ Fantasy

__ Horror

___ Humor

___ Historical fiction

__ Multicultural stories

___ Mystery & Detective

__ Romance

___ School stories

___ Science fiction

___ Sports

___ Suspense

What kind of nonfiction do you enjoy?

___ Art & Music

___ Biography

___ History

___ Humor

___ Health & Medicine

___ Politics & Government

___ Psychology & Self-Help

___ Science

___ Sports & Fitness

___ Travel

__ True Crime

Would you like to read fiction, nonfiction, or a mix of both?

___ fiction

___ nonfiction

___ both

Are there other genres or subjects that you would like to read (fiction and/or nonfiction)?

 

Are there any subject areas, world/political views, etc. that you would rather not read about?

 

Do you have any hobbies or interests that you would like to read about?

 

Please add anything else that you think would be useful for us to find your books.