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Looking for something great to read? Life is too short to read a bad book so look here to find some great book lists compiled by students, teachers, librarians, and me, your favorite librarian/media specialist! Check back often because this page will be updated as I find more good stuff. Know something that should be added? Please email me the title, author and a discription of the book. You can even rate it if you would like and I will add it to this list.
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Eliot Rosewater Books 2018-19

The Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (The Rosie Award) is chosen annually by students across Indiana in grades nine through twelve. Students at participating high schools and public libraries who read any of approximately 25 nominated books are eligible to rate each book they've read. Ballots are available in the Northwestern High School Library.

The author of each year's award-winning book is invited to receive the Rosie Award in person at a special event in November.
NHS students who read any of these books are asked to please rate each book on a ballot. Your vote will be included to decide the award winning book from this year's selection!
NHS students who read 5 or more of these books will receive an invitation to a Pizza Party in the library in May! 
Announcing the Rosie's for 2018-19! Click on the cover to view the Book Trailers!
The Assassin Game
Burn Baby Burn
The Sun is Also a Star
We'll Never Be Apart


What should I read next?

Don't know what to read next? Click the above link and type in the name of a book you enjoyed. This database will provide you with a list of recommendations and suggestions on books you might like!
Guys Read!

Welcome to the Guys Read Virtual Vault of Good Books. This is the place to come if you’re looking for something to get a guy reading. We’ve collected recommendations from teachers, librarians, booksellers, publishers, parents, and guys themselves. These are the books that guys have said they like. We’ve gathered and grouped them to make them easier to find. So check out the categories below or type something—a title, an author, or a subject you’re interested in—over there on the left.


ReadCloud offers free eBooks to either read online or to download and read later.  All books are those out of copyright, so expect classics like Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Great Expectations and War and Peace.

ReadCloud  offers the opportunity to change the font of the text, search a dictionary and search the internet. This makes ReadCloud ideal for student use, however it could also be used for staff book clubs and private book groups.

Kokomo Public Library

Find out what Melissa Wheelock, the Young Adult Librarian, and the other librarians at the KHCPL are reading and what they think about the books they have read at the following sites:

Visit KHCPL Teen Scene on the Web for giveaways, library info, new teen publishing info and more at the following links:

KHCPL Teen Scene on Facebook 

KHCPL on Twitter

KHCPL on Blogger

KHCPL on MySpace


Melissa's personal book review blog and what she really really thinks about the books she reads

Melissa would love to hear from you! Her emial is: 

Think you do not like to read?

Check out this list of great books for "reluctant" readers!


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