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7th Grade Reading Bowl Books for 2019-2020

Posted by Anna Watkins on August 1, 2018

Read these books to prep for the Reading Bowl competition in the spring. May the best-read team win!

8th Grade Reading Bowl Books for 2019-2020

Posted by Anna Watkins on August 9, 2019

Read these books to prep for competition. May the best-read team win!

Alex Awards 2001-2005

Posted by Anna Watkins on January 30, 2008

"Top 10 Adult Books for Young Adult Readers." Given annually by the Young Adult Services section of ALA, The Alex Awards were created to recognize that many teens enjoy and often prefer books written for adults.

Alex Awards 2006-2010

Posted by Anna Watkins on April 21, 2014

"Top 10 Adult Books for Young Adult Readers." Given annually by the Young Adult Services section of ALA, The Alex Awards were created to recognize that many teens enjoy and often prefer books written for adults.

Alex Awards 2011-2015

Posted by Anna Watkins on February 23, 2016

"Top 10 Adult Books for Young Adult Readers." Given annually by the Young Adult Services section of ALA, The Alex Awards were created to recognize that many teens enjoy and often prefer books written for adults.

Alex Awards 2016-2018

Posted by Anna Watkins on August 2, 2018

"Top 10 Adult Books for Young Adult Readers." Given annually by the Young Adult Services section of ALA, The Alex Awards were created to recognize that many teens enjoy and often prefer books written for adults.

All About College

Posted by Anna Watkins on April 21, 2014

From creating a list of options to choose the best classes to letting go, these books can point high school students in the right direction, and help parents assist without taking over!

Am I Blue? - LGBTQ Fiction for Teens

Posted by Anna Watkins on February 23, 2016

Classic and contemporary novels featuring gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered and gender fluid characters.

Bites of Atlanta History: A High School Reading List

Posted by Justin Moore on January 24, 2011

Books in the Paideia Library covering various aspects of Atlanta history, from the founding of the Varsity restaurant to the segregated Grady Hospital.

Elementary: Adoption Stories for Young Children

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on November 4, 2008

Picture books and nonfiction about adoption.

Elementary: African-American History: Civil Rights

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on May 9, 2008

Nonfiction for ages 8 to 12.

Elementary: Award Winners, Caldecott Medal & Honors

Posted by Lauren Jonker on March 15, 2017

Given for outstanding illustration

Elementary: Award Winners, Coretta Scott King Medal & Honors, Suggested for Ages 9-12

Posted by Lauren Jonker on January 26, 2017

The Coretta Scott King Award honors African American authors and illustrators for outstanding contributions to children and young adult literature that promote understanding and appreciation of the culture and contribution of all people to the realization of the American Dream.

Elementary: Award Winners, Coretta Scott King Medal & Honors: Suggested for Ages 5 & Up

Posted by Lauren Jonker on March 15, 2017

The Coretta Scott King Award honors African American authors and illustrators for outstanding contributions to children and young adult literature that promote understanding and appreciation of the culture and contribution of all people to the realization of the American Dream.

Elementary: Award Winners, Newbery Medal & Honors

Posted by Lauren Jonker on February 22, 2017

Awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Elementary: China

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on October 31, 2013

A reading list of fiction, nonfiction and biography especially for the reading requirement in David & Becca's class.

Elementary: Classics for Upper Elementary Students

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on March 24, 2014

A reading list compiled for the 10-11-12 year old Bulls Eye reading requirement

Elementary: Fabulous Folk Tales for 5 & 6 Year Olds

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on April 22, 2008

Folktales nourish imagination and courage with themes of good and evil-- the perfect choice for young children.

Elementary: Fantasy for Lower and Middle Grades

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on July 26, 2011

Shorter novels for the 7 to 10 year old set.

Elementary: Fantasy for Upper Elementary Students

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on July 26, 2011

High fantasy and action for 10-12 year olds.

Elementary: Friendship Troubles

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on November 20, 2018

Fostering kindness when kids do mean stuff.

Elementary: From Slavery to Freedom

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on April 8, 2008

Historical fiction and nonfiction for ages 8 to 12.

Elementary: Great Reads in Science for Upper Elementary Students

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on April 25, 2008

Narratives that read like a novel -- especially for the reading bulls eye requirement.

Elementary: Historical Fiction, 1000-1500s

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on August 8, 2011

Novels of the Middle Ages and following for middle and upper elementary students.

Elementary: Historical Fiction, 1600's-1700's

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on September 22, 2008

Novels set in Colonial America.

Elementary: Historical Fiction, 1800s

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on August 8, 2011

Assorted novels for middle and upper elementary students, especially for the bull's eye reading requirement.

Elementary: Historical Fiction, 1850-1865

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on July 26, 2011

Novels of slavery and the Civil War for middle and upper elementary students.

Elementary: Historical Fiction, 1930s

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on August 8, 2011

Novels of the Great Depression and the Dustbowl for upper elementary students, especially for Martha & Patrick's reading requirement.

Elementary: Historical Fiction, 1940s

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on August 8, 2011

Novels of WWII and the Holocaust for upper elementary students, especially for Martha & Patrick's reading requirement.

Elementary: Historical Fiction, 1945-1950s

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on August 8, 2011

Novels of the post-War and Civil Rights Era for upper elementary students, especially for Martha & Patrick's reading requirement.

Elementary: Historical Fiction, 1960s

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on August 8, 2011

Novels of the 1960s, including the Vietnam War and the Black Panthers, for upper elementary students, especially for Martha & Patrick's reading requirement.

Elementary: Historical Fiction, Assorted

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on August 8, 2011

Novels especially for the upper elementary bull's eye reading requirement.

Elementary: Historical Fiction, Immigration

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on October 28, 2013

Novels of immigration for upper elementary students.

Elementary: Historical Fiction, Queens & Kings

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on July 26, 2011

Novels for middle and upper elementary students.

Elementary: India! Holidays, Customs and Stories

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on October 22, 2018

A collection of books including items on Diwali, folklore, biography and novels.

Elementary: LGBTQ

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on March 29, 2019

What makes a family? Who do I love? What clothes do I love to wear?

Elementary: Mindfulness for Children

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on November 19, 2018

Resources to help children practice mindfulness, meditation and loving-kindness.

Elementary: Multicultural Novels

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on December 7, 2015

Especially for upper elementary students looking to meet the reading requirement. A multicultural book is one featuring characters of a race, ethnicity or country of origin that is not your own.

Elementary: Novels of Ancient Greece

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on July 26, 2011

Great titles for upper elementary students, especially for fans of The Lightning Thief.

Elementary: Science Fiction for Upper Elementary Students

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on June 3, 2015

Cool titles to help you fill your bulls eye reading requirement!

Elementary: Slave Trade, Slavery and Africans in America

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on May 9, 2008

Fiction and nonfiction for ages 9-12.

Elementary: Transitional Novels

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on June 3, 2015

Great chapter books for children just beginning to read novels independently.

La Vida Latina - Fiction & Non-Fiction for Teens

Posted by Anna Watkins on April 21, 2014

Novels, memoirs, and even cookbooks, living the Latino experience across the USA.

Learn Through Your Ears!:<br> "Great Courses" on Audio

Posted by Anna Watkins on November 20, 2015

Paideia's collection of Great Courses from The Teaching Company. Perfect for learning while driving to school, washing the dishes, running on the treadmill . . .

Math for Everybody

Posted by Anna Watkins on November 30, 2011

From basic math to calculus, books for catching up or getting ahead in math.

Mindfulness -- A Reading List

Posted by Anna Watkins on November 3, 2015

Books and other resources in the library that can help you and your child develop habits of being fully present in life.

Mmm Mmm Good! - Cookbooks in the Library

Posted by Anna Watkins on December 5, 2008

Banish edible food-like products from your table. Try something new, or learn to cook old favorites from one of the many cultural, ethnic and regional cookbooks in the Paideia Library.

More than Superheroes - Graphic Novels for Teens

Posted by Anna Watkins on April 20, 2011

"Graphic novels" are novels first of all -- narratives that tell stories: serious, funny, history, biography, fiction. This list highlights graphic novels in our collection of interest to teen readers - no manga, no action figures. Just good stories, with words and pictures.

Nuestros Libros en Espanol

Posted by Anna Watkins on November 6, 2015

Spanish language fiction and non-fiction, all in the Paideia Library.

Paideia Library E-books

Posted by Anna Watkins on April 21, 2014

A list of downloadable ebooks available to check out from the library. See Anna for info on how to get started.

Real Families - Adoption Fiction for Teens

Posted by Anna Watkins on November 21, 2008

Novels exploring the lives and varied experiences of adopted teens.

The Water Brought Us - Gullah Culture in the US

Posted by Anna Watkins on September 3, 2008

Books and videos about the culture and history of the Gullah people, descendants of slaves who live on the barrier islands of South Carolina and Georgia.

These Books Offended Somebody!!

Posted by Anna Watkins on September 28, 2013

Books in the Paideia Library that have been challenged or banned in public or school libraries in the past 30 years. Be a rebel -- read a banned book11

What's Left to Eat?

Posted by Anna Watkins on December 5, 2008

A list of materials on Western food culture, the food industry, eating locally, and other sustainable food industry topics.

World Music

Posted by Anna Watkins on January 14, 2014

A world of music outside North America! Explore African, Asian, traditional European and Latin American music through books, CDs and DVDs.