Reading Promotion

  • Reading Promotion plays a major role at each of our NEISD libraries. It's a natural form of advocacy and helps get more books in the hands of our students. On this page, you'll find reading promotion ideas for each level. Let's work together to add to this list of ideas.

Elementary

  • Bluebonnet Reading List

    A unique program that encourages reading for pleasure in grades 3-6. These books will be read by students in grades 3 – 6 during the fall and then voted on in January.

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  • 2X2 Reading List

    Recommended books for children age two to grade two to encourage voluntary reading; a Children's Round Table (CRT) project.

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  • Advanced Elementary Readers

    The novels on this list were selected for third-fifth grade students who are advanced in their reading abilities and who seek a recreational reading challenge. These age-appropriate novels were chosen for their appeal to students, length, plot complexity, extensive vocabulary, literary techniques, and unusual perspectives.

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  • Biographies

    The biographies on this list were selected for kindergarten-5th grade students for their appeal to students, literary value, curriculum connections, and diverse cultural representation. The copyright dates are 2015 or newer.

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  • Graphic Novel List for Elementary

    The graphic novels and series on this list were selected for kindergarten through 5th grade students for their appeal to students, literary and artistic value, interaction between text and visual elements, and diverse cultural representation. The titles are intended primarily for recreational reading, rather than curriculum connections, although each of them includes traditional story elements like plot, setting, and characterization. The copyright dates are 2015 or newer.

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  • Non-Fiction Book List

    The non-fiction books on this list were selected for kindergarten-5th grade students for their appeal to students, factual accuracy, visual quality, curriculum connections, and diverse cultural representation. The copyright dates are 2015 or newer.

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  • PreK and Kinder: Reading Challenges

    These reading challenges encourage our youngest students to read about different topics and books from popular authors.

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Middle School

High School

  • TAYSHAS Reading List

    The goal of the TAYSHAS reading list is to motivate young adults to become livelong readers and to participate in the community of readers in Texas. Students in grades 9 – 12 are encouraged to read books for pleasure from the list which includes fiction and nonfiction titles.

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Author Visits

    • When hosting an author it is mandatory that the author fills out the Independent Contractor Form in advance of his or her presentation.
  • Book Display Ideas

  • Display Ideas by Month

    This Pinterest board has a collection of library display ideas to promote reading. This board was curated by Sandra Carroll, North East Resource Center clerk. We will continue to add display ideas to this Pinterest board.

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