Category Archives: Books of the Month

Best books of the month as voted by STACKS readers.

April 30, 2014

April Books of the Month

Posted by at 1:07 am in Books of the Month, Reads | Permalink

writing_prompt_book_recommendationIt’s time for April Books of the Month!

Aaaaaaand we’re back! You know what time it is: it’s Books of the Month time! YEAH! At the end of March, we asked you what books you were reading. Then we made a word cloud so we could see which books were most popular. We’ve got some cool new contenders for the top spot. (We see you, Esperanza Rising and Minecraft fans!)

April Books of the Month word cloud

We’ll be doing this again for next month, so show your favorite new (or not-so-new!) book title some love and share with us what you’re reading right now. Leave the name of the book (or books!) in the Comments section below. Can’t wait to see which title reigns supreme in May!

Till next time,

image from kids.scholastic.com — En-Szu, STACKS Staffer

March 26, 2014

March Books of the Month

Posted by at 3:43 pm in Books of the Month, Reads | Permalink

writing_prompt_book_recommendationTime for March Books of the Month!

It’s that time again! Since last month we held the Winter Reading Games, we skipped one Books of the Month post, but now we’re back and better than ever! At the end of January, we asked you what books you were reading. So many of you are reading different books! There are some clear winners this time, but I’m really excited that we have so many new titles in the running. Keep reading awesome books, you guys!

March book title word cloud

We’re going to do this again for next month, so tell me in the Comments what books you’re reading right now. I can’t wait to see what new books show up. I’ve got a few new recommendations now, and I’m so excited to start reading! See ya in a month!

image from kids.scholastic.com— En-Szu, STACKS Staffer

January 29, 2014

January Books of the Month

Posted by at 1:37 am in Books of the Month, Reads | Permalink

Recommend Me!It’s Books of the Month time!

At the end of December, I asked you all to tell me what books you were reading so we could see which books were most popular. After I made a word cloud, I think it was pretty clear that Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and Percy Jackson were in the lead! This month, however, some new titles are in the running for most popular.

January books of the month word cloud

Let’s keep this going! What books are you reading right now? Tell me in the Comments, and I’ll add them to a word cloud at the end of next month. Can’t wait to see which title reigns supreme!

December 25, 2013

December Books of the Month

Posted by at 11:30 am in Books of the Month, Reads | Permalink

writing_prompt_book_recommendationIt’s Books of the Month time!

At the end of November I asked you to share which books you were reading so we could all see which titles were most popular. Then I made a word cloud so we could all see—I think there were a lot of ties! It seems Percy Jackson and Harry Potter are still leading the pack.

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Let’s keep this going. Tell me in the Comments the titles of the books you’re reading right now, and I’ll make another word cloud at the end of next month. Can’t wait to see what title reigns supreme next time!

–En-Szu, STACKS Staffer

November 27, 2013

November Books of the Month

Posted by at 1:40 am in Books of the Month, Reads | Permalink

writing_prompt_book_recommendationThe Books of the Month series is back!

Tell me the titles of the books you’re reading right now, and I’ll make a word cloud out of all the recommendations. The more votes a book title gets, the bigger the print! Here are the results from our last Books of the Month. It looks like Heroes of Olympus and Percy Jackson were very popular!

word cloud

Be sure to leave a Comment with the title of the book you’re reading right now, and I will make a new word cloud of all our reads for the whole month.

En-Szu, STACKS Writer (a.k.a. MidnightMagic5)

August 28, 2013

August Books of the Month

Posted by at 1:06 am in Books of the Month, Reads | Permalink

Writing_prompt_book_recommendationAugust Books of the Month

The Books of the Month series continues! Here’s how it works. You write the titles of the books you are reading right now, and I make a word cloud out of all your recommendations. Remember, the more votes a title gets, the bigger the print. This month it looks like Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and The Hunger Games (for ages 12 and up) are in a dead tie. Take a look. Continue reading

April 24, 2013

April Books of the Month

Posted by at 2:00 am in Books of the Month, Reads | Permalink

Writing_prompt_book_recommendationApril Books of the Month

The Books of the Month series continues! Here's how it works. You write the titles of the books you are reading right now, and I make a word cloud out of all your recommendations. Remember, the more votes a title gets, the bigger the print. Now, prepare yourselves for a shocking upset! This is first month that Percy Jackson did not make the top 3! This month's winner is Harry Potter by, like, a mile, with The Hunger Games (for ages 12 and up) in second place, and Dork Diaries in third. Take a look.


April

Keep the Comments coming for next month's Book Wordle! Leave a Comment with the title of the book you are reading right now, and I will make a new word cloud of all our reads for the whole month. 

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

March 27, 2013

March Books of the Month

Posted by at 12:19 pm in Books of the Month, Reads | Permalink

Writing_prompt_book_recommendationMarch Books of the Month

The Books of the Month series continues! Here's how it works. You write the titles of the books you are reading right now, and I make a word cloud out of all your recommendations. So here they are! You gave me a ton of awesome books for this month's word cloud. Remember, the more votes a title gets, the bigger the print.The top 3 continue their dominance: Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, and The Hunger Games (for ages 12 and up). It seems like no other book can touch them. Dork Diaries is the only other book that comes close!


March

Are these the books YOU are reading right now? Keep the Comments coming for next month's Book Wordle! Leave a Comment with the title of the book you recommend, and I will make a new word cloud of all our reads for the whole month. 

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

February 27, 2013

February Books of the Month

Posted by at 2:30 am in Books of the Month, Reads | Permalink

Writing_prompt_book_recommendationFebruary Books of the Month

The Books of the Month series continues! Here's how it works. You write the titles of the books you are reading right now, and I make a word cloud out of all your recommendations. So here they are! You gave me a ton of awesome books for this month's word cloud. Remember, the more votes a title gets, the bigger the print. This month's winner is a tie between Percy Jackson and The Hunger Games (for ages 12 and up).
February


Keep the Comments coming for next month's Book Wordle! Leave a Comment with the title of the book you are reading right now, and I will make a new word cloud of all our reads for the whole month. 

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

January 30, 2013

January Books of the Month

Posted by at 1:59 am in Books of the Month, Reads | Permalink

Writing_prompt_book_recommendationJanuary Books of the Month

The Books of the Month series continues! Here's how it works. You write the titles of the books you are reading right now, and I make a word cloud out of all your recommendations. So here they are! YOUR January book recommendations in Wordle-y wonderfulness! The more votes a title gets, the bigger the print. This month's winner looks like Harry Potter.

January

I need your help for next month's Book Wordle. Leave a Comment with the title of the book you are reading right now. In February, I will make a new word cloud of all our reads for the whole month. 

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer