Inspire a love of reading with ReadPlus, a collection of over 16,000 selected books and films arranged under themes for librarians, teachers and parents about books for young people aged 5 to 18.
Lists of books and films under subject headings can be generated. The books range from picture books to adult fiction and are organised into different age categories. You can search for books using theme, author, title, genre and age-range.
There are reviews and links to teacher resources, reading group guides and author sites. Bookmarks of Read Similar Authors can be printed out. There are also lists of Read Similar Books for popular books. Subscribers can request lists on any topic.
Pat Pledger is a director of Pledger Consulting and editor of the ReadPlus blog. Previously, she has been a school library coordinator and English teacher. She is keenly interested in the promotion of reading and has presented conference papers about literature activities at national and international conferences. She also reviews for the South Australian English Teachers’ Association and the School Libraries Association of South Australia.
Fran Knight’s long time interest in children’s and adolescent literature was developed while doing librarianship in the early 1980’s at the University of South Australia. Since then she has been an avid reader, has developed lists, spoken at conferences and written units of work for The Literature Base. She also reviews adolescent literature for Magpies, School Libraries Association of South Australia and the South Australian English Teachers’ Association. Best of all, she loves talking about books with kids.
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