Readers are always on the lookout for great resources to feed their reading habit. Here is a list of 24 awesome free resources for readers I compiled for Read Across America Day that we tweeted out from Mensa.
2. Let’s blend science and reading, shall we? The Periodic Table of Storytelling does just that.
5. The Library of Congress Books that Shaped America list in alpha order.
8. Be a rebel reader – read a banned book from the American Library Association list.
9. Poetry 180 shares a list of a poem for every day of the school year selected by Billy Collins.
10. Looking for an at-your-desk lunch read? Smithsonian Magazine is a brown-bag for your brain.
11. Think you’ve read everything? How many of the Mensa Foundation’s K-3 list of must-read books have you read?
12. Find your next great read. This site is a “If you like —, you’ll love —- for books!” No smelling of cheap perfume required.
13. Parents: the original audio book. Get read-aloud advice.
15. Need to keep track of all your fave reading blogs? With Google Reader dead and gone, I use Feedly to help me keep track of all reading blog majesty (see #6).
16. The NY Times Book Review page is a must-stalk for readers. #maybeidothat
19. But have you read the whole series? Check out the Mensa Foundation’s Excellence in Reading 4-6 grade reading list. Be humbled today.
20. Bookishness heaven. The Library of Congress Center for the Book. #themothership
21. If comics are your read of choice, this site shares great resources on series & industry trend.
22. Three kids in the world have done it, but can you finish the Excellence in Reading 9-12th grade reading list? I have a graduate degree in English Education, and I’m missing a few myself!
24. Let’s end this list with letters. American Reader shares (often moving) letters authors wrote. If they inspire you to write a letter, Alexandra Stoddard wrote my favorite book on letter writing. You can buy it for a penny on Amazon, which is proof that there is no method to the madness that is the value of things in our society.