Tips on how to select your next great read
+ Watch book trailers (videos)
Try different themes
Branch out a little and explore different themes. You might be pleasantly surprised and will add another author to your favourites.
Try some of these
– Science fiction eg The Animorphs series by K. A Applegate
– Scary eg The composer is dead by Lemony Snicket
– Love stories eg Red dirt diary series by Katrina Nannestad
– Fantasy eg The Books of beginning series by John Stephens
– Funny eg The treehouse series by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
– Fact eg 50 nasty projects to disgust your friends & repulse your family by Sloppy Joe Rhatigan & Revoltin’ Rain Newcomb
Is the latest cartoon or movie a book?
First it was a book!
- Lemony Snickett’s A series of unfortunate events is also a series of books
- Tangled is about Rapunzel written by The Brothers Grimm
- Bridge to Terabithia is also a book by Katherine Paterson
- Try Holes by Louis Sacher
Try some of these online tools
Ask your favourite author what they are reading
- If you like books by Andy Griffiths he tells us what his favourite books are here
Try something different
- You might like to LISTEN to a book so why not try our free online audio books? Browse the collection and if you would like to borrow something have your library card ready.
- Try Story Box where you can watch and listen as people you know read your favourite books just for you!
- Try graphic novels. Libraries have some great ones.
- Read online. Visit Poptropica Comics, Galactic Hot Dogs or FunBrain
I like to read the award winners
The books you will find on these lists are chosen by people who love to read; they could be chosen by kids just like you.