Links for Readers
Today is 12/8/2013
The Iowa Center for the Book (ICB) is a program of the State Library of Iowa and an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The mission of the ICB is to stimulate public interest in books, reading, literacy and libraries.
Morton Grove Public Library (Illinois) created this list of “Web Sites for Book Lovers” as part of its Reader’s Corner
Kent District Library (Michigan) provides “What’s Next,” a guide to adult fiction in series.
Mid-Continent Public Library (Missouri). 'Based on the Book' is a compilation of over 1,200 books, novels, short stories, and plays that have been made into motion pictures. Utilizing the Internet Movie Database as the authority, all movies in this collection have been released as feature-length films in the United States, in English, since 1980.
The Mid-Continent Public Library (Missouri) Juvenile Series and Sequels database contains over 23,500 books in series classified as young adult, juvenile, and juvenile easy.
This website has booklists on various topics, a calendar of author birthdates, and resources for reading groups.
Created and maintained by a public librarian, this web site “specializes in providing timely information about literary and genre fiction as well as readable nonfiction.” It includes many annotated booklists.
Readers contribute detailed book reviews (complete with plot summaries) to this site featuring books from various genres. In addition to searching by author or title, books can be found by plot, setting, and character description.