Literary Link Details

There is the list of links on the right of the page but in case you want to skim what they all are without actually visiting each link here are some details . . . .
and educational. Couldn't we all use a daily poem in our lives?
WRITER'S ALMANAC:  Garrison Keillor narrates this almanac, reading a poem each day as well as sharing tidbits from history, focusing on authors and literature.  It's really interesting.

These links take you to the homepage for local county library systems.  As a Fairfax County resident you can take your library card Loudoun and they will link a Loudoun account to that card. Loudoun has a better collection than Fairfax, especailly audio/visual.    
Fairfax Co. Library
Loudoun Co. Library
Prince William Co. Library

These next few links are mostly various book lists which are fairly self-explanatory.  
What Should I Read Next? Enter in some book titles you've loved and this site will offer some recommendations.
NPR Books: A page of links to NPR articles about books and authors
NPR's backseat book club (for older kids):  NPR's description, " If you're a kid who likes to read, we want to hear from you! Every month, we'll pick a Backseat Book Club selection. We hope you'll read it and send in your questions. At month's end, we'll put some of your questions to the book's author during our afternoon radio program, All Things Considered. "
A Mighty Girl  A Mighty Girl's collection of both fictional and biographical stories about remarkable girls and young women. For hundreds of true stories of women role models in a wide variety of fields, visit their Biography section.
Nobel Prize Winning Authors
American Library Association's Notable Books of 2012
Newberry Books
Scholastic's Top 100
Caldecott Books
Friend Magazine Book Reivews.   They Have Book Reivews in each May and November issue.  
goodreads:  Keep track of what you read and see what your friends are reading.
Poetry Foundation:  You can read a lot of poetry here.  In their words,  "The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience."

I could add to this with each one we read but that would get really long and really this is sort of as a tribute to these two for helping get the book group off the ground at last.
Author: Shannon Hale's Website:  There is a lot of great information here about her books, but also to aspiring authors and she writes a blog that is pretty entertaining as well.
Author: Stephenie Meyer's Website:  They haven't posted anything new in ages it seems but you can find deleted scenes from her books and what she has written so far of Midnight Sun (well-worth reading)

We always need more books . . .
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