How do you get list of books suitable for 8 yr old going into 3rd grade
I'm glad to hear that you liked Shiloh! By the way, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor wrote two sequels to Shiloh: Shiloh Season and Saving Shiloh. I'm going to list a few of my personal favorites, and also highlight some sources of recommended reading lists. Here are my three favorites:
- Bunnicula by James and Deborah Howe (http://omaha.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1043669060_bunnicula)
- Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary (http://omaha.bibliocommons.com/item/show/237423016_ramona_the_pest)
- James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (http://omaha.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1156458060_james_and_the_giant_peach)
Our library catalog, MyOPL (myopl.org), has a great feature where librarians and patrons can share lists of recommendations. Here are some examples:
- A list of dog stories that another Omaha Public Librarian put together. They list these books as Grade 4-6, including Shiloh, but you may find they work with your 3rd grader, too. http://omaha.bibliocommons.com/list/show/101369527_omaha_kids_librarians/104811413_omaha_picks_dog_stories
- A list of recommended books for ages 6-10, put together by a librarian outside of Omaha: http://omaha.bibliocommons.com/list/show/82298320_mpl_children_dept/82302000_best_books_for_ages_6-10
- A list of recommended books for 3rd graders, put together by a librarian outside of Omaha: http://omaha.bibliocommons.com/list/show/71512876__sccld_librarians_for_kids/82284036_3rd_grade_-_too_good_to_miss
- You can see a full list of Omaha Public Library staff's recommendation lists here: http://omaha.bibliocommons.com/explore/featured/staff_picks
Finally, we have some books that contain lists of recommended reading, for example:
And of course, feel free to pick a librarian's brain for further suggestions any time you visit any of our locations!
Let me know if you need more help finding books.