Recommended Reading

Take Time to Read A Good Book!     

Staff Recommendations: The Media Center staff are pleased to offer suggestions to help you find books that really interest you. Just ask!

Hoover students are again participating in the Maryland Black-Eyed Susan (BES) reading program. Check out our Black-Eyed Susan Books page for descriptions of this year's nominees.

Hoover's English and Reading teachers also recommend reading classics. Try these links to find one that appeals to you.

Literary Classics in the Hoover Media Center
Young Adult Classics & Newbery Winners in the Hoover Media Center 
Other Classics Not in the Hoover Media Center 

7th graders read about World War II during the 3rd marking period. This descriptive list of books in our Media Center has 3 sections: fiction, biographies and a small sample of our non-fiction collection.

Other Recommendations: Want more suggestions? Check these links for helpful reading lists. Then try the Media Center to see if the book is here.

American Library Association: The ALA provides many links for useful reading lists. Here are a few that are particularly useful:

Best Books for Young Adults
Caldecott Medal (Most distinguished American picture book for children)
Children's Notable Lists 
Newbery Medal (Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children)
Outstanding Books for the College Bound 
Michael L. Printz Award (Excellence in young adult literature)
Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers 
Coretta Scott King Award 

Summertime Favorites: A NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) list of recommended readings, representing their long-standing effort to highlight classic literature for young people from kindergarten through high school.

Children's Book Council: Great author/illustrator links and more lists by the sponsor of Children's Book Week and Young People's Poetry Week.

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students "Best Of" lists from the National Science Teachers Association.

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People "Best Of" lists from the National Council for the Social Studies. This site provides recommendations for and discussion of books of special interest to teen girls.