Finding That Next Great Book

bookshelfSometimes finding the right book or the next book after your child has finished a beloved series is challenging. The Children’s Room offers many services that can help:

Reader’s Advisory
We are always available to help kids of all ages find the right book. This works best if your child visits the library and asks Children’s staff help in finding a book. This is one of our favorite parts of the job. We’ll ask your child what she recently read that she enjoyed and then go from there. Kids usually leave with two or three books that they are excited to read as well as book suggestions for their next visit to the library.

PeRL (Personalized Reading Lists)
Summer is just around the corner, and a PeRL, or Personalized Reading List, may be just the answer for your reader (current 4th – 8th graders). Schedule a 30-minute appointment where we’ll talk one-on-one with your child about what they like to read, don’t like to read, favorite series and authors, and then we’ll use that information to create a PeRL. Sign up or call (415) 389-4292 x4741 to set up an appointment.

New Suggestion Bookmarks
We’ve created eight new bookmarks with “Tried and True” and “If You Like” lists and they are available in the Children’s Room. These bookmarks give suggestions for great Tried & True Early Readers, Big Kid Fiction, Picture Books, and Beginning Chapter Books and If you like… Mysteries, Fantasy, Sports, and Sci-Fi. Each bookmark offers a suggested age range and a list of books that are in the Children’s Collection. We think this will be a great resource for kids who are looking for the next great book.