Book Resources

Amazon.com Booksellers

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It is the largest Internet-based retailer in the United States. Amazon.com started as an online bookstore, but soon diversified, selling DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, video downloads/streaming, MP3 downloads/streaming,software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys and jewelry.


Barnes & Noble Booksellers

Taking advantage of vast warehouses across the United States, we stock over 1 million titles for immediate delivery — that’s more titles than any other online bookseller. This is also the site to visit, if you want to purchase new books for your Nook reading device.


The Best Children’s Books.org

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We are a team of teachers who love children’s books and have created this site of the best children’s books to help you quickly and easily find the ideal book for any topic and reading level.  And…we don’t include ALL the books on a given topic, just the award winning, highly rated books.


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Booklist Reviews

More than 160,000 book reviews for librarians, book groups, and book lovers—from the trusted experts at the American Library Association. This is a great starting place for caregivers to read professional reviews over books their children choose to read.


Goodreads – book recommendations 

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This website is a great way to find new books to read! Keep track of what you’ve read and what you’d like to read. See what your friends are reading & get recommendations from them. View current reviews of books that you are wanting to read and see what the most popular (and unpopular) books that people are reading.


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Bibliographies for over 30,000 authors. Use the browse menu on the left to find an author by surname, or use the search box above to search for an author or book

Information on over 350,000 books.Throughout the site, just click on a book to see its cover picture, description and publication details


Kirkus Reviews

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Founded in 1933, Kirkus has been an authoritative voice in book discovery for 80 years.Kirkus Reviews magazine gives industry professionals a sneak peek at the most notable books being published weeks before they’re released. Kirkus serves the book reviews to consumers in a weekly email newsletter and on Kirkus.com, giving readers unbiased, critical recommendations they can trust.


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Here you’ll find previews of upcoming titles; access to timely reviews of books, audiobooks, DVDs, and other media; and essential collection development and readers’ advisory resources. You’ll also discover author interviews, conference updates, and other opinion and analysis from LJ staffers and contributors.


New York Times Bestsellers List

Browse best seller lists, book reviews & news for authors, fiction & non-fiction, literature, biographies, memoirs, children’s books, science fiction & self-help.


Oprah’s Book Club 

Links to ALL of the Oprah book club selections; books seen on her show, from her magazine, Kids reading list & book club discussion tips. Learn how to participate in Oprah’s Book Club 2.0., get the Oprah’s Book Club list, discover new books, read book reviews and find essays from famous authors.


Navigational_BannertopWhat’s Next Database of Kent District Library

Have you ever picked up a book to read and found out that it was part of a series?  This link is a great resource for finding out the order of books in a certain series.  You can search by author, series name or book title.  This website is a service of the Kent Library District in Kent County Michigan.


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