JMRL Reads: A Wiki for Sharing Information about Books for Readers of All Ages
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J-MRL Reads is a place for you to both find and leave information about books. We are collecting suggestions for good reads from library staff members and from our users. Check back often for updated lists or add your own favorites. Find out what staff are reading now
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Try the book groups category to find one that suits your tastes. Is yours not listed? We welcome you to add it, and let us know what you're reading and talking about!
- Big Read
- Book Babes (Greene County Library)
- Book Bugs Book Group (Northside Library)
- Brown Bag Book Club (Nelson Memorial Library)
- Brown Baggers Book Group (Central Library)
- Chapter Chats YA Book Group (Northside Library)
- Chips & Chapters YA Book Group (Central Library)
- First Thursday Book Group (Greene County Library)
- Inklings (Young Adult Book Club) (Scottsville Library)
- Northside Library Wednesday Evening Book Group
- Rapunzel "Reads"
- Sharks (Greene County Young Adults)
- TWEENS (Bookclub for 10-12 Year olds) (Scottsville Library)
- YABL (Young Adult Book Lovers) (Crozet Library)
- Adventure Fiction
- African American Authors
- Christian Fiction
- Civil War Fiction (Adult)
- Crime in Cold Places a bib by Marianne Ramsden
- Crossover Fiction
- Historical Fiction
- Historical Mystery
- International Fiction
- Light Reads for Men
- Light Reads for Women
- Literary Fiction
- Surreal Fiction
- Time Travel
- Civil War Fiction (Juvenile)
- Juvenile Mystery Series
- Do You Like Greg Heffley?
- Do You Like Moxy Maxwell?
- Fantasy Books
- Stories About Friendship
- Frontier Fiction
- Ghost Stories
- Juvenile Historical Fiction
- New(er) Books
- Picture Books
- Quirky Characters
- Rapunzel "Reads" of Summer 2008
- Reluctant Readers
- Scary Stories for Older J Readers
- School Stories
- Sports Stories
- Storytime Favorites - Babies & Toddlers
- Storytime Favorites - Preschool
- Tween Reads
- Wilderness Survival
Juvenile Graphic Novels
- Graphic Novels: Books in a Series
- Graphic Novels: More Titles
- Sort of Graphic Novels: Fiction
- Sort of Graphic Novels: Nonfiction
Juvenile Mother Goose
Juvenile Web Links
JMRL's Kids' Program page has links to many children's authors. Here are some additional sites:
Fun and interactive website where kids can dress the Berenstain Bears, create their own coloring book, and explore the Berenstain Bears' Tree House!
An abundance of Jan Brett goodies! Great for storytime activities and coloring sheets.
This site includes Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Amelia. Loaded with games, this is a fun site with plenty of learning activities.
Meet Booker T. Worm and get the latest on the newest releases and upcoming books.
Play Hot Dog Dress Up, make Elephant and Piggie dance, and enjoy the coloring page of the month. This site has plenty of activities sure to be enjoyed by any Mo Willems fan.
Young Adult Fiction
- African-American Authors
- Books Read by the "Sharks" of Greene in Summer 2008
- Books with Bite: Attack of the Vampires
- Chillers: Vampires, Werewolves and Other Creepy Tales
- Crossover Fiction
- Fairy Tales
- Homeschooled Characters
- Historical Novels
- How Did You Spend Your Summer Vacation?
- Mysteries for Teens
- Myths in the Modern Age
- Novels in Verse
- Social Issues and Satire
- Spies and Intrigue
- Urban and Street Lit
Young Adult Nonfiction
Young Adult Themed Lists (both Fiction and Nonfiction)
- Do Something - YA books about getting involved and changing the world
- Fashion Frenzy - YA books about personal style, the fashion industry, and DIY design
- Gung Hay Fat Choy - in honor of Chinese New Year, books about China and Chinese Americans
- Let's Eat - YA books about cooking and eating