Book Lists

Best Books of 2013 for Younger Readers 

 

Best Books of 2013 for Middle Readers 

 

Best Books of 2013 for Older Readers 

 
 

 

School Library Journal’s Top 100 Picture Books

 

 

Elements of Literature

 PLOT- 

the events that occur in a story

SETTING-

where and when a story takes place

THEME-

the central idea or lesson about life a story conveys

CHARACTERIZATION-

the development of the characters in a story

CONFLICT-

a struggle or problem a character must overcome

MOOD-

the feeling a reader gets from a story

STYLE-

the way an author uses language to write a story

TONE-

the author’s voice or attitude about what he or she writes

POINT OF VIEW-

who the narrator is and what information he or she provides