Whether you are creating a customized reading list for the classroom or you would like to encourage younger students to discover the fun of reading these recommendations are highly regarded. Incorporate these tools in your language arts curriculum and make it easier for your students to find great books to read! Use our other recommendations to explore more about literature and the authors who craft them.

Novelist K-8 | Novelist

For all grades

This library product enables you to look for books and go a step beyond. Novelist has tools that can help you create a list of books in a series, find author, title and series-read-alikes or narrow a large genre of books by storyline, tone, pace and writing style. Teachers can take advantage of the various "list-building tools to customize reading lists by age and reading level or number of pages.

Literature Reference Sets

Middle School - High School

Drama for Students
Provides critical overviews of the most-studied plays of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, critical reception, dramatic devices and traditions as well as cultural and historical context.

Novels for Students
Provides critical overviews of novels from various cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the work's cultural and historical significance.

Poetry for Students
Features discussion and analysis of poems of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Provides an overview of the poem and discussion of its principal themes, images, form and construction.

Short Stories for Students
Provides critical overviews of short stories from all cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the story's cultural and historical significance.

Blooms Literary Reference

Middle School - High School

Study the great works of world literature—from influential novels, poems, and plays to important works of nonfiction. Find author biographies or read critiques and analyses.

Films on Demand Video Library

Middle School - High School

What better way to teach the love of literature than use videos as a teaching tool? Use films from our online video library in your classroom. Take a look at this preview to sample a video: