August 24, 2015

Some Great Book Lists to Share! +GIVEAWAY

Awhile back I highlighted a new website - Brightly.  It's a fantastic site that shares many ideas and ways to get kids reading. 
 You can read that post HERE.  

Today I wanted to share a few book lists they have on the site right now and a GIVEAWAY!

This list is fantastic!  
If I was back in the classroom I'd be sharing so many on this list.  

The ones I'm excited about most are:

Juba!: A Novel
by Walter Dean Myers

This final novel from the late Walter Dean Myers tells the true story of William Henry Lane, a young African-American dancer in nineteenth-century New York. Against all odds, Lane (nicknamed “Master Luba”) became world famous for his dancing prowess and is still considered to be one of the grandfathers of modern tap, jazz, and step dancing. [10/13/2015]

These Shallow Graves
by Jennifer Donnelly

Another tale set in turn-of-the-century Victorian New York, this engrossing mystery from bestselling author Donnelly introduces us to Jo Montfort, the young scion of a wealthy newspaper family, who dreams of becoming a journalist — just like her hero, Nellie Bly. But after her father is killed in a mysterious accident, she uses her investigative talents to explore New York’s dark underbelly in hopes of solving his murder. [10/17/2015]

So many good tween books!!!

My favorite here is:

Friends for Life
by Andrew Norriss

I love a good ghost story, but this one isn’t quite what you think it is. Forget scary, haunting, mournful ghosts. Just because Jessica is dead doesn’t mean she can’t be a good friend. She just needs someone to realize she’s there. That’s where Francis comes in.

If you haven't checked out the website yet these two book lists are a great place to start.  
I follow them on Facebook and always find good information about getting kids to read!

Brightly has offered up a giveaway for my readers!
It is a tote bag with books featured from these lists!

To Enter fill out the Rafflecopter.
Must be at least 13
Must have US address

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If you take the option to subscribe to Brightly through your email - please note their PRIVACY POLICY. 

All book images and descriptions taken from Brightly.


  1. Thanks for the links! Have to read through these and update all my fall orders!

  2. Thanks for the links and the chance to win.

  3. By the way, when I went to the link on the Subscribe to Brightly entry, it took me to a malware page. I found a way to get to their site and subscribe anyway.

    1. I think I have it fixed now!!!! Thanks for letting me know!