Perfect for teens who love to read and those who need a companion for school assignments or summer reading programs, Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens offers more than 2400 award-win...
Perfect for teens who love to read and those who need a companion for school assignments or summer reading programs, Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens offers more than 2400 award-winning and notable reading suggestions in many genres, cross-referenced to help parents and teens chose the right books for them. This unique journal sold out its first print run, attracting readers with recommended lists for fiction, manga, historical fiction, romance, westerns, crime novels, and poetry, as well as nonfiction sections focusing on biography/ autobiography. College-bound readers will find a section to help guide their reading selections. The journal also provides room to record books read, jot down thoughts and ideas, and keep track of recommendations, books to read next, and works by favorite authors.
Praise for Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens:
"Author Rachelle Rogers Knight comes to the rescue with Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens: A Reading Journal for Book Lovers" (and I would add home schoolers). With over 185 pages of reading lists, the Journal will help voracious and reluctant readers find a good book." - School and Home Librarian
"This is a really awesome book. All you readers and bloggers out there: you need to get this journal!" - Books & Literature for Teens
About the AuthorRachelle Rogers Knight is a passionate reader who has enjoyed books her entire life. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Forest Biology from Utah State University and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Weber State University. Rachelle lives in Utah with her husband, two sons, and two dogs.
Author Rachelle Rogers Knight comes to the rescue with Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens: A Reading Journal for Book Lovers" (and I would add home schoolers). With over 185 pages of reading lists, the Journal will help voracious and reluctant readers find a good book. Lists include award winning fiction, literature, mysteries, thrillers, crime, Westerns, folklore, graphic novels, poetry, biographies and autobiographies, college-bound, nonfiction, science, social studies, and books from other countries and cultures. The lists are inclusive from date of origin to 2009 (with space to write in 2010 and 2011 publications) and suggest the lowest age at which each book should be read. Space is provided to make notations about each book. The rest of the book consists of pages for journaling with sections for noting books to read, writing about books read, and recording recommendations.
A few weeks ago, I reviewed READ, REMEMBER, RECOMMEND: A READING JOURNAL FOR BOOK LOVERS created by Rachelle Rogers Knight (aka Bibliobabe.) I thought this journal was a terrific idea and Ive already started tracking my reading progress! Plus, Ive looked through the book, as well as the index, many times as a resource for the Read, Remember, Recommend Fiction Reading Challenge.
I was so excited to learn that there is also a READ, REMEMBER, RECOMMEND FOR TEENS. As a mom (and a book blogger), I do read my fair share of Middle Grade and Young Adult books. Plus, I have a daughter who is almost ready for YA books. I was extremely curious to see if I liked the teen version of READ, REMEMBER, RECOMMEND as much as the adult one.
The answer is: I do like it just as much! The format of both journals is basically the same. There are six sections with cute, colorful tabs: Awards and Notable Lists, To Read, Journal Pages, Recommendations, Loaner Lists, and Resources. There are also blank pages in each section so the owner can update the lists as well as keep track of their books. I found the entire journal to be very user-friendly.
As was the case with the "adult" version of READ, REMEMBER, RECOMMEND, my favorite part was the Awards and Notable Lists. I know everyone is not like me and a huge fan of lists, but I just love having all of these award winners in one place. With all of the lists as well as the resource section in the back of the journal, I think READ, REMEMBER, RECOMMEND FOR TEENS is a fantastic addition to any bookshelf! I cant think of a better overall book resource for young adult readers.
I definitely intend to share this journal with my daughter in a few years; however, in the mean time, I think Ill just hold onto it. I know she will eventually love these lists as much as I do, and I think shell have a great time recording her reading progress. But for now... I just like keeping track of what teen books Ive read!
I have never had a book journal before, or anybook that suggested books, so I was very excited to be able to "review" RRR. RRR is such a wonderful resource for YA lovers and just book lovers in general. I was going through all of the titles and all I could think was, "Oh my god, I havent read so many books." All of the books are divided into sections, which is nice, now my new personal goal is to be able to read at least one book from each section.
There is also a little creativity in the back, blank spaces in which you can write down books youve loaned out (as a stingy-book-horder...thats nice :) ) and books youve read and places to jot down your thoughts. One of the reasons I started my book blog was to be able to rememeber all of the books Ive read and my thoughts on them, and so RRR will be the same thing, I just dont need internet access to access it :D
Also, it is very well organized and the tabs look cool and professional.
This is a really awesome book. All you readers and bloggers out there: you need to get this journal! It not only has a section for recording what youve read or recommend, it has pages and pages of notable books to read and resources on where to find book reviews! I had great fun checking off which books Ive read, want to read, or own. I also found a lot of books that Ive heard about but didnt know won an literary award. This is also a great book to get for gift to teens, maybe hold a contest for it at your book club! Heck, you can even use it as your official book club idea guide to record everything your group as read together. Dont forget to check out Rachelles blog/website www.bibliobabe.com to find out more!
I am a huge book lover and I am always trying to keep track of my books. I have lists all over the place of books that I want to read, books I have read, and books I need to tell friends about. Finally I have one place to put them all.
Read, Remember, Recommend For Teens is a journal for book lovers. It is one of the coolest things I have ever seen. It has tabbed sections with lists of award winning books, places to write down books you want to read, loaner lists, and so much more. The awards section is the coolest for me. I never know about books winning awards and now I have lists of them all in one place. The loaner list also comes in handy because I do let friends borrow my books and I tend to forget who has what. Now I wont be doing that anymore.
Overall, Read, Remember, Recommend For Teens is a journal I highly recommend. If you are a blogger I think its a must-have but its really something everyone can use. I plan on telling all my book loving friends about it. =]
There are award lists, lists by genre, by content type . . . its very well organized. There are even Canadian fiction award lists and that makes me happy to see them included in this journal. I also like how in the "Miscellaneous Lists" section, theres a list about books for guys. Have you ever noticed how in the YA section of any bookstore, there are way more books for female readers than there are for male readers? There are more books that would appeal to male young adult fiction readers than what is on the list, but still, I like that theres at least a list like this in the journal.
A section of the journal deals with "read-alike" books. While browsing in bookstores, I sometimes overheard a customer asking the bookstore employee the following: "My daughter has read Twilight and loved it. Now what?" The journal provides a great book list just for that. There is also a "read-alike" list for Eragon and Harry Potter.
These lists are neatly displayed on grids. Each row starts with the genre of the book (e.g.: juvenile fiction or non-fiction), followed by the authors name, book title, and the suggested minimum age of the books readership. Some books are suitable for middle grade readers, and so the suggested age would be "9." Other books suggest readers to be 15 years old or older due to the books theme or content. Following the "age" column are empty columns where you can put check marks if you own the book, recommend the book, want to read the book, or want to own a copy of the book. I think this is very neat. Of course, a journal wouldnt be complete unless theres space for you to write down your own selection of books. You can list the books youre reading for a book club, list your favourites . . . anything goes.
If there are passages you would like to remember from a book or if you would like to write down your thoughts about a book, theres space for you to write those in the journal. Have some words you need to look up? Just write down those words in the space dedicated for that in the journal and then look up their meaning when the time is more appropriate. Want to remember which books youve recommended to your friends or which books youve lent out? Theres a section for that in the journal too.
At the end of the journal is a list of references and resources. There is also a list of author websites you can visit if ever you feel like looking up something about them, seeing what other books theyve written, bonus content, etc.
Many social booksites have similar features as those that are available in this journal, but youre sometimes limited with what you can do online. For readers who love to write and for those who prefer keeping notes via the old ways of the pen, this journal could be your best friend.
Some of us just prefer to have a physical journal, and for young adult book readers, I think this journal is great. Im glad someone thought of creating a journal like this. (Thank you Rachelle Rogers Knight!)
Do I recommend this journal? I sure do.
I can only imagine there will be later editions to this journal as todays unknown books and unwritten novels will be tomorrows prize wining fiction and readers favourites. Should there be future editions, would that mean the journal would get thicker with more recommendations?
A very organized, detailed and pretty checklist+journal for award-winning and "notable" young adult book recommendations. I definitely recommend this journal for people who like reading challenges, collecting/recording reading recommendations, and/or would like to read some good books published in the past that they may not have heard of.
Ive never heard of a book journal before, so I didnt know what to think when I opened Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens. Divided into 6 carefully laid-out, organized sections, Read, Remember, Recommend is the perfect place to keep track of all your bookish endeavors.
The first section, "Awards and Notable Lists", is packed chock-full with reading recommendationseverything from young adult National Book Award winners to statewide best books. Catalogued by genre, year, author, and recommended age group, the Awards & Notable Lists section also gave space by each title to check it off as either "own", "recommend", "to read", or "want".
"To Read" gives space to write down books that you want to read, while the third section, "Journal Pages", provides space to record everything that youve read (including "words to define", "recommend?", and "passages to remember".
Next, the "Recommendations" section can be used to track down books that youd recommend to friends, and "Loaner Lists" helps you keep track of books and dates that you let others borrow (perfect for me, as Im always losing books to friends!).
Lastly, "Resources" provides an ample list of author websites, blogs (including Bookworm Readers!!), and literary terms for further researchthis would come in handy for book reports!
Not only helpful to teachers, bloggers, and people in book clubs, Read, Recommend is the ideal book journal for everyone who loves to readand to have one specialized in YA is just a cherry on top!
I had only ever read one other "book guide" per-say for teens, but I loved it because it was a great source for me to use to find new books. RRR (read, remember, recommend) was just like that but more!
This fun journal was divided into six sections, Awards and Notable Lists, To Read, Journal Pages, Recommendations, Loaner Lists, and Resources. The first section, Awards and Notable lists has endless amounts of lists of books underneath certain awards, like the YALSA Top Ten Teen Award and fun ones like Paranormal Romance and Fantasy. In the list it tells you the age range of the novel and then there are boxes next to each book saying, Own, Recommend, To Read, and Want. You check off each box depending on what applies to you.
The next tab to Read is spaces for you to write down books you want to read, the title, the author, and notes about the book. This is great because I am always making up lists, and now this can help me stay organized. The following tab, Journal Pages, is a place to record the books you read and then there is space to write extra details about the book, etc.
The Recommendations tab is a place where you can keep track of all the books you would recommend to people. The next tab, Loaner Lists, is my favorite! This section is a place where you can write down all of the people borrowing books from you and keep track of it, I love it because Im always giving out books for people to borrow, now I can be sure to remember to get them back!
Finally, the last tab is Resources which is great. Not only is there a fabulous and easy to use index but there are listed sites and blogs that you can go to, to check out books and other bookish things. Some of the sites I didnt even know about!
Overall this was a very unique journal that every major book lover should have. It is great help in finding and recording books and I loved the colorful tabs that were easy to flip to.
Read, Recommend, Remember for Teens
April 15, 2010 Susan Norwood shares her perspective on the book Read, Recommend, Remember for Teens: A Reading Journal for Book Lovers today. I have had to pry the book out of her hands several times just so I could tell you about it further down. Read what Susan says:
I confess that I haven’t finished reading Read, Recommend, Remember for Teens: A Reading Journal for Book Lovers, but only because my friendly librarian asked me to give it back to her. I almost caused it to “disappear” from the library the way students’ most-loved books have a habit of doing. Anyway, when I get my own copy, I will enjoy making my own lists from Knight’s lists.
As a Middle School Reading and Language Arts teacher in a large urban school, my classroom library is where most of my students get their reading material. My class is where most of them read. I would find this book valuable in helping me select materials for my library and filling in the gaps of my own collection- over 1,200 books and growing.
After my kids have all exhausted the Bluford High Series, the Urban Lit. list would help me to keep putting books in their hands. Likewise, I probably buy (and lose) five copies of A Child Called It. With this resource, I could turn to the Read–Alikes section and find more books that deal with child abuse.
By the time I’ve graded 200 papers each week and written up Lesson Plans for 3 different classes, I simply don’t have much time to stay caught up with the flood of new Young Adult books. This is the kind of one-stop book that will fill my need.
Diane writes about , Recommend, Remember for Teens: A Reading Journal for Book Lovers by Rachelle Rogers Knight. Published by Sourcebooks, 2010. ISBN 9781402237195. $15.99
The publishers note says: Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens offers more than 2400 award-winning and notable reading suggestions in many genres, cross-referenced to help parents and teens chose the right books for them.
Okay, publishers, that description doesnt begin to explain the lure of this book. Recommend, Remember for Teens is both a journal and a self-help book for us bibliophiles. The first reaction of everyone who opens this book is, "Wow! Ive got to have a copy of this for me."
It appeals to people on many different levels and for varying reasons. Most teens loved the pages to journal their own selections. I caught several picking up pencils to start marking which titles they already own and which they want. When I asked the middle school teachers if they thought teens would use this book, the teachers were skeptical. I asked teens what they thought. Most of the middle school teens wanted to flip to specific lists, make a copy, and go get a book solely dedicated to their own writing and journaling.
The high school age teens and those in their early 20s immediately started negotiating to get my copy into their hands and their libraries. They recognized the benefits offered by the wide variety of lists - including the college bound lists - and one teen even said, "I should have had this for my senior project!" Several students said this should go on parent gift lists for teens. The avid readers were most passionate about this title. They liked the construction of the book, the flagged sections, and the space for them to write.
Students and teachers were impressed that the 188 pages of lists at the front of the book went beyond standards for younger students like the Newbery and Caldecott awards. While ALA awards like YALSAs Teen Top Ten Award, the Schneider Family Book Award, YALSAs Quick Picks, and the Michael L. Printz Awards are included, there is an amazing variety of other award lists for books that appeal directly to teens. How often do you recommend titles from the First Fantasies list from the Boulder Public Library? Cant recall the recent Cybils winners and not near a computer? How about the Western Heritage Award for Best Juvenile Book? Theyre in this book.
What didnt I like? If a title has received multiple awards, there are footnote symbols beside that title. Each list has a coded symbol that is listed in the Key to Footnotes. I found that feature rather confusing. There was a small error that I noticed since it involved my state award. The readers choice award in Tennessee is called the Volunteer STATE Book Award. We are the "Volunteer State" hence the importance of the word state in the title instead of what is listed: Tennessee Volunteer Book Award. Since this is my copy, I simply drew a caret ∧and inserted the word as needed. Problem solved.
Teachers passionately loved this book. Every teacher indicated they wanted this title on their desk and with them while they were purchasing titles for their classroom libraries. They wanted Read, Recommend, Remember for Teens to help them recommend additional titles. Several returned to seek solutions to particular needs such as romance, urban lit, and science fiction.
I liked lists like "30 Multicultural Books Every Teen Should Read" "Novels in Verse" and "Books by Teens for Teens." Most lists contained empty spaces for students to add the 2010 and 2011 winners. There were columns to the right for teens to mark whether they Own / Recommend / To Read / Want the title. Teachers and I liked the Journal Pages and how they were laid out. Immediately teachers wanted to know if the pages could be copied.
The end of this book contains References and Resources including web sites and blogs to find other great book lists. While this blog was not listed, I have decided its because this blog refuses to be pigeon-holed into just one descriptor. Teachers and students were thrilled with the lists of sites. Several times I had to track down my copy to find it was sitting open near a computer. When I checked the internet history, sites from the book had been accessed.
Sometimes in the blogosphere it seems everyone is writing about the same book at the same time. Since Read, Recommend, Remember for Teens was just released this month, it makes since that it appears on the following blogs and journals:
Kittling: Books blog expresses some of my concerns as far as the short lengths of some of the journaling sections
Connect with your Teens through Pop Culture and Technology blog
TEEN Fire blog
Savvy Verse & Wit blog
Mrs. Magoo Reads states "...every teen (and even adult!) reader should have a copy. Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens is the perfect gift for any book lover."
Library of Clean Reads blog
YA Fresh blog notes that they are included in the Young Adult Literature Blogs section
April/ May 2010 issue of Justine Magazine
The author Rachelle Rogers Knight maintains a blog at http://www.bibliobabe.com/journals When Knight self-published this title initially in 2007, she earned the Bronze Medal for "Independent Publisher of the Year." Now with Sourcebooks, Inc. releasing this new and improved edition, I anticipate their marketing department will have this title everywhere for you to view. Already you can catch a glimpse inside on the Amazon.com site. Dont miss out on this title. It will not solve all of your problems or provide enough space for those of us who read prodigiously, yet it will be loved, used, read, written upon, and referenced again and again.
I love to write and when I say write I mean "paper and pencil write" not "computer typing write." Im not much of a computer person and I dont want to join a site like Goodreads like my sister to organize my books so this journal is perfect for me. Its a great companion book in my opinion because its very organized and helpful. But when I got it in the mail, it was nothing like I expected it to beI was expecting a list of books and lined pages. I was right and there is that but also a lot more and way better!
I love how the different sections were labeled using tabs and I appreciate the selected quotes before each section began. These different sections helped me to keep track of my to-read books, theres room for me to jot down my thoughts on books I already read, a list of award-winning and recommended books and a great reference section of authors websites and literary blogs. The section that is most useful for me is the "To Read" section. There, I have room to write down the books I need to read, where I could a copy of it and who mightve recommended it to me. All my to-read books are there and I dont have that "what am I going to read next" feeling as much since I started listing books I want to read and I can go to this section whenever. I also love the "Journal Pages" section. This one had great outlines including a place to record what youve read, words you found you want to define and quotes from the book you might want to remember (which is cool because I never want to mark the actual book Im reading).
Im so glad Sourcebook was kind enough to send me a copy of this journal because I really find it useful. It also helps me write my blog reviews easier because now I have a place to write down my thoughts and remember the details in a book Im reading. I totally recommend this journal to anyone who enjoys reading YA and is a pen/paper journal writer type like me. But even if youre not a pen/paper type this book is great anyway because its a fantastic resource book for YA lovers because like I mentioned above, there are hundreds of books listed here as well as helpful websites and blogs and it even list and defines literary terms and all nicely organized. I think this book journal deserves 5 out of 5 stars!
This is such an awesome journal! It has logs of all the different literary awards availale, and even leaves room for you to fill in future winners! Theres so many amazing books on the lists I hadnt heard of, and I will definately now be checking out. Next you find a to read area, where you can list all the books you want to read. Then it gives you a chance to log all the books youve read. You can write the book then the date and what page you got to. Then it also gives you a section to right your thoughts about a book in a few short points. The next section is a area for you to write all the books you recommend to other people. You are also able to keep track of all the books youve loaned to anyone. Then there is a resource sections, filled with all sorts of resources. You can find book blogger extrodinaires in here, including The Story Siren, Frenetic Reader, Books By Their Cover, and many more! Theres also teen reading sites, author sites, and other reading resources. I absolutely love this journal! I think its an absolutely great idea. I love how it is set up. Its really simple to record everything and keep organized.
Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens Created by Rachel Rogers Knight is an incredibly useful resource for all teen readers. It is divided into six main sections, each of which is invaluable.
The "Awards and Notable Lists" section is basically a section filled with book recommendations. It has lists of book awards and the books that have received them, as well as books recommended by the genre. Each book also has an age recommendation, although I was surprised by how many seemed to be recommended for the 12 and under range, as this is obviously a book geared for teens.
The "To Read" area is a simple space to write down the books you want to read in the future, and the "Journal Pages" section allows you to track all of the books youve read as well as your thoughts on them. The following two sections involve interaction with others: "Recommendations" (books you want to recommend to your friends) and "Loaner Lists" (where you can track who youve loaned what to, and when- this should definitely help stop you from losing some of your books to your forgetful friends!).
It finally concludes with a "Resources" section, which lists all sorts of helpful websites, blogs, and definitions. When you get your copy, be sure to flip to page 285 to see Mrs. Magoo Reads mentioned!
As a book blogger, this is a doubly helpful resource for me, but every teen (and even adult!) reader should have a copy. Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens is the perfect gift for any book lover.
If you have a teen that loves to read, this book would make a great gift. This journal is great for young bibliophiles to organize their reading. Also included are more than 2,400 recommended books in a variety of genres including fiction, manga, poetry, sports and biography. There are also lists of award winning books for teens. Next to each book on the lists, there is a place to check off either Own, Recommend, To Read or Wait. There is also a loaner page to keep track of books you have lent out.
The author, Rachelle Rogers Knight, has previously created an adult version of this journal, Read, Remember, Recommend: A Reading Journal for Book Lovers. She also has a website, Bibliobabe, which has many contests and a section for teens.
I was so excited to get this book in the mail to review. Its an amazing journal and resource book full of all sorts of great information. There are 6 great quote filled indexes titled Awards & Notable Lists, To Read, Journal Pages, Recommendations, Loaner Lists, and Resources.
You can keep track of every book youve ever read, want to read, and books other people have recommended to you, as well as see the list of notable awards your favorite books have received. Among these great features there is a list of favorite book review sites, as well as author sites.
I seriously wish I had this when I was a teen, not that Im not tempted now to keep it. Its amazing journal full of great information, and a great way to help any book lover stay organized. I love that it was made by a book lover. Rachelle Rogers Knight, whos site is www.bibiliobabe.com, self published the book back in 2007. Sourcebooks is republishing the book and is releasing it this month with updated information. This is a definite MUST HAVE!
Length: 8.5 in
Width: 6 in
Weight: 24.00 oz
Page Count: 352 pages