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Styling Librarian Recommendation Bookmarks

Holder for bookmarks I found...

Holder for bookmarks I found…

Recently, I had numerous students finish a favorite series and ask for recommendations for other books. My assistant and I had aspirations for creating new genre posters with recommendations for various books but realized that creating a bookmark might be an appealing alternative.

I created new readers advisory bookmarks for my students who need ideas for similar books to their favorites.

I was quite grateful to find this webpage: http://www.ilsa.lib.ia.us/readadvice.htm#bookmarks – really connected well with our idea and helped me think of how to set up bookmarks in different ways and also be as simplistic as possible.

The first one I worked on was book recommendations similar to Jacqueline Wilson’s style.

There are always great sites as well, just trying to provide a quick recommendation source. Sometimes it is helpful to refer students to a bookmark on hand versus sending students to a webpage. I already provide some recommendations online here:

http://www.only2clicks.com/pages/BradburyLibrary/604066

http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Kids/IfYouLike/

http://riyl.wikispaces.com/Read+if+you+like…

Here are the book recommendation lists that my assistant and I created:

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If you like Judy Moody by Megan McDonald, you might like these books and authors:

Because of Winn-Dixie  by Kate diCamillo

Sahara Spacial by Esme Coddle

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key  by Jack Gantos

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

After the Dancing Days  by Margaret Rostkowski

Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor 

The Year the Gypsies Came  by Linzi Glass

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If you like War Horse by Michael Morpurgo, you might like these books and authors:
A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
Letters from Rifka by Karen Hesse
I, Coriander by Sally Gardner
Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
Lady of Fire and Tears by Terry Deary
Once by Morris Gleitzman

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If you like Famous Five Mysteries by Enid Blyton, you might like these mystery books and authors:

London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd

Jane Blonde Series by Jill Marshall

Secret Seven by Enid Blyton

Nancy Drew Mysteries by Carolyn Keene

Hardy Boys Mysteries by Franklin W. Dixon

Sherlock Files by Tracy Barrett

Encyclopedia Brown by Donald Sobol 

Roman Mysteries by Caroline Lawrence

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If you like Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling, you might like these books and authors:

Eragon  by Christopher Paolini

Nicholas Flamel Series  by Michael Scott

Half Magic  by Edward Eager

Enchanted Glass  by Diana Wynne Jones

Edge Chronicles  by Paul Stewart

Ranger’s Apprentice Series  by John Flanagan

Inkheart  by Cornelia Funke

Dragon Slippers  by Jessica Day George

A Wrinkle in Time  by Madeleine L’Engle

Tunnels  by Roderick Gordon

Warriors Series  by Erin Hunter

Redwall Series  by Brian Jacques

Emily Windsnap Series  by Liz Kessler

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If you like Among the Hidden Series by Margaret Peterson Haddix, you might like these Science Fiction books:

Traces by Malcolm Rose

Tomorrow Girls by Eva Gray

Tunnels by Roderick Gordon

Gregor the Overland by Suzanne Collins

Hero.com by Andy Briggs

Giver Series by Lois Lowry

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If you like Jacqueline Wilson’s Books, you might like these author’s books:

Meg Cabot: Allie FinklePrincess Diaries

Cathy Cassidy: Shine on Daizy Star

Sharon Creech: Walk Two MoonsBloomability

Anne Fine: Charm School

Lois Lowry: Anastasia Series

Hilary McKay: Saffy Series

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I already mentioned how my assistant and I created bookmarks where they refer you to new books in a specific genre. We created a new one this week:

Realistic Fiction:

If you like Alvin Ho by Lenore Look

You might like these books and authors:

Stink Series By Megan McDonald

Boyz Rule By Felice Arena

Julian Series By Ann Cameron

Akimbo Series By Alexander McCall Smith

Andy Shane Series By Jennifer Jacobsen

Frankie Pickle Series By Eric Wight

Fudge Series By Judy Blume

Horrid Henry Series by Francesca Simon

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My assistant and I held back from recommending too many, didn’t want to overwhelm, but these have already been a hit with many of our students. What would you add to one of our recommendation lists? Do you have a favorite webpage that does the if you like this book… read this book…?

Special note- wow, all the bookmarks in three categories/containers have disappeared within a few days!

Happy book recommendations to you!

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3 comments on “Styling Librarian Recommendation Bookmarks

  1. vst3in
    May 13, 2013

    Reblogged this on The Best of It and commented:
    This is the time of year I’m desperately trying to update my summer reading recommendations after a year filled with fantastic books. Here’s a wonderful ” if you enjoyed… you might also like…” list. I’m sharing this one with my families.

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