Reading for the Fun of It - websites that recommend “good reads” or make reading more fun...

  • Guys Read

    Children’s author Jon Scieszka created Guys Read because he believes, “Boys will be motivated to read if they are given reading that interests them. So the biggest part of this site is a collection of book titles that guys have reported they liked.“ If you’re a boy and you liked a book, you can recommend it here, too.

  • Read Kiddo Read

    Best selling adult and young adult author James Patterson teams up with children’s literature expert Judy Freeman to select the books “guaranteed to make kids mouth water” to read more.

  • No Flying, No Tights

    This site is devoted to providing reviews of graphic novels (longer comic books) for kids. Most comics used to be written just for kids, but now many stories are written for adults and teens. This site will help you choose what's right for you!

  • Shakespeare for Kids

    Information about Shakespeare’s characters, facts about Elizabethan times, quizzes, coloring pages, word games, mazes, crossword puzzles and more. Age 10+ Part of the famous Folger Shakespeare Library’s website.

  • Harry Potter Lexicon

    “The most complete and amazing reference to the wonderful world of all things Harry Potter – including magical spells, potions, maps, lists of wizards, and all manner of magical items.”

  • Giggle Poetry

    Bruce Lansky’s website of funny poems. Ignore the advertising and enjoy this self proclaimed “number one fun poetry site for kids on the web!” Read and rate hundreds of poems, learn how to write poems, and create poems online.

  • Cricket Kids

    Cricket Magazine Group’s stated mission is to “nurture a love of reading and writing, stimulate a child’s imagination and intellect, and encourage creative expression.” Here are quality games, activities, and additional stories that match the magazine for each age group from toddlers to teens.

  • Rick Riordan’s Website – Percy Jackson; Kane Chronicles; Heroes of Olympus

    Information on Rick and his many books, sections on Greek and Egyptian mythology - plus fun activities.

  • The 39 Clues

    Information about the books, the game cards, and all the different authors. News about the 2nd series, and message boards to talk with other fans.

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