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2022 11th Grade American Literature CPA

Read one book from this list.



2022 11th Grade American Literature CPB

Over the summer, please read The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. SALINGER.  Writing assignments you will be held accountable for in September may include creat ...
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2022 12th Grade Senior English CPB

Choose one of the books from this list as your summer reading book.



2022 9th Grade World Literature I CPA

Read at least one complete book from the list --either fiction or memoir. You are encouraged to read more than one book over the summer, but that is not required.



2023 10th Grade Sophomore Humanities Honors

You are required to read two books. You must read Robert Fagles’ translation of The Odyssey and another book of your choice from this list.



2023 10th Grade World Literature II Advanced

World Literature II CPAPlease choose one of the books from this list as your summer reading book. When you return to school in September, you will be expected to dem ...
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2023 12th Grade AP English Literature and Composit

To prepare for our literary journey, you are required to read over the summer at least two novels: Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens, and The Color Purple, by Alice Walker.



2023 9th Grade World Literature I Honors

Read two texts: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd and one other text from this list.



2023 Solomon Schechter Grade 1-2

Solomon Schechter Grades 1 -2The suggested reading lists for incoming students for the summer of 2023.



2023 Solomon Schechter Grades 3-5

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A Way with Words - Poetry, Novel in Verse

The authors of these novels or poetry collections have chosen their words carefully and wisely. (Don't all authors though?) Certainly poems use a minimum of words to ...
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ALA Youth Awards 2020

American Library Association (ALA) Award Winners.



Animal Tales

Some memorable books from your childhood often feature special relationships between humans and animals, which taught some very important lessons about love, friends ...
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Asian American and Pacific Islander American Herit

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (as of 2009, officially changed from Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month) is a period for the dur ...
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Asian Cuisine Cookbooks

Asian cuisine is known for the range and sheer variety of flavors. In the continent's varied regions, common ingredients such as seafood, rice, garlic, sesame s ...
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Back in Time - Historical Fiction

Set as far back in time as the 16th century, these novels will transport you to a time that is not your own. All titles listed here can be found in multiple formats ...
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Back to School - Beginning Readers

This list contains beginning reader books that just might help young students, learning to read on their own, get ready for the new school year.  You'll enjoy s ...
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Back to School - Junior Fiction

Even 3rd, 4th and 5th grades can get back-to-school jitters.  These chapter books just might help them get ready for the new school year and a new grade. 



Back to School - Picture Books

This list contains picture books that just might help young students get ready for the new school year.  Spend a few cozy reading moments with your child even i ...
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Back to School - Young Adults

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Baking Cookbooks

List updated January 2024



Bears

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Black History Month - 2023 - Fiction

It's February and time to celebrate Black History Month.  From picture books to novels, fiction lets us explore the world from different points of view.  R ...
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Black History Month - 2023 - Kids NF

It's February and time to celebrate Black History Month.  This list contains nonfiction titles about prominent individuals through history and how they helped s ...
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Black History Month - 2024

It's February and time to celebrate Black History Month so read a book written by a contemporary black author.  Bit of a mixed message, huh?  Still, you'll ...
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Blue Planet

Curated for Summer Reading 2022This list contains both nonfiction and fiction books that take place on water, in water, near water or are about creatures that live i ...
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Book Lovers Unite

This is THE book list for book lovers. You'll find biographies about booksellers, mysteries with librarians turned detectives, historical fiction about brave booksel ...
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Book Talks - July 2022 Member Recommendations

This month, our members widely read nonfiction so you can expand your knowledge about our world from their recommendations. From understanding the events leading to ...
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Book Talks - May 2023 Member Recommendations

More new faces at May's meeting! We really enjoyed hearing your book recommendations.  This list includes a wide-range of genres and subjects. There are qu ...
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Book Talks - September 2022 member suggestions

This month, our members have suggested book titles from a wide variety of genres. From autobiographies to fantasy and science fiction, you are sure to find a book to ...
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Book Talks July 2021 Member Recommendations

The books in this list were recommended by Book Talks members who attended our July 2021 meeting.  Here you'll find exceptional biographies of historic figures, ...
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Book Talks Recommendations - January 2023

Thematically there really is no theme to this list other than our Book Talks members have a wide-range of reading interests!  Here you'll find popular suspense ...
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Book Talks Recommendations - July 2023

We've been reading a lot of nonfiction this summer.  Along with a plethora of nonfiction choices, you'll find historical fiction, beach reads and even a complic ...
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Book Talks Recommendations - March 2023

Another eclectic list! No theme to this list other than our Book Talks members have a wide-range of reading interests.  Here you'll find books translated into E ...
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Book Talks Recommendations - November 2022

Here you'll find another eclectic list of books recommended by our Book Talks members. Since our theme was the romance genre, we have included a novel on this list b ...
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Book Talks Recommendations - November 2023

Romance, Historical Fiction, Non-fiction, Thriller, Mystery Biography, Domestic Fiction & Paranormal Fiction. They've done it again. Another list of diverse book ...
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Book Talks Recommendations - October 2021

This list shows the diverse reading interest from our Book Talks Members. Here you'll find a variety of books from memoirs and history books to popular fiction genres and even some classics.



Book Talks Recommendations - September 2023

Another booklist with wide-ranging subjects and genres.  Many of the books this month have been recommended by multiple members! However, we also have lots of n ...
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Book Talks Recommendations January 2024

Yet another diverse list of book recommendations from Book Talks members.Domestic Fiction, Essay, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Legal Thriller, Mystery, Non ...
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Book to Screen

Are you a book-before-movie person?  We hear that many avid readers refuse to watch the movie before they've read the book. In fact, some of our staff  mem ...
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By the Sea

Disappear into cool, crystal-blue water, letting the ocean waves drown out the worries of life and wash away all that icky sweat with these YA ocean-inspired books! ...
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Caldecott Medal Winners & Honor Books

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Servi ...
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Caribbeab American Heritage Month

Since 2006, June has been designated as Caribbean American Heritage Month by Presidential Proclamation. The month-long observance promotes the rich culture and ...
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Chills, Thrills, and Spooky Stories Grades 2-5

These horror novels range in scare factor for mildly creepy to don't read after dark!  You have been warned..;)Browse this list for whatever type of scary story ...
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Classy Reads - Classics

Take our Tales and Tails super challenge by reading Moby Dick or the White Whale by Harman Melville. If you aren't interested in Captain Ahab, Ishmael, Queequeg and ...
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Community Matters

We’re all in this together! These books explore adult friendships and how kindness and compassion can leave a lasting impression on individuals and their community.



Cookbooks

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Daddy and Me Books

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Debuts of Note - 2021

This list is made up of books written by first-time novelists (published in early 2021).  The writing-styles, genres, plots and underlying topics range far and ...
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December 2022 - food

Wow! If December holidays didn't give you enough reason to enjoy family celebrations centered around food, it's also National Egg Nog Month, National Pear Month ...
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Dentist & Loose Teeth

Books about visiting the Dentist, how to care for your teeth, and losing your first teeth for pre-readers and young readers.



Dinosaur Stories

Dinosaurs are big, bad and scary.  Or are they?  Seems everyone is fascinated by these extinct creatures. If you have a little one who is obsessed with din ...
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E for Environment and Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22"In 1970, the first Earth Day inspired 20 million Americans — at the time, 10% of the total population of the United States — to take ...
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Earth Day

Kids books to help kids learn about what they can do and what environmentalists -- some kids! -  have done to save the planet.  This list includes picture ...
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Fantastic Worlds and Where to Find Them - Fantasy

Fantasy is a genre of literature that features magical and supernatural elements that do not exist in the real world. Although some writers juxtapose a rea ...
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Fantasy

Books in the FANTASY genre typically feature the use of magic or other supernatural phenomena in the plot, setting, or theme. Magical or mythological creatures often ...
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Fear of the Dark

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Feathers, Wings & Stings - Birds & Bees

A list of books to match this year's "Tails and Tales" summer reading theme.  Some titles in this list are novels about the effect bees or birds have on humans, ...
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February 2024 Keyword Challenge

FEBRUARY 2024 KEYWORDSHeir, Night, Bride, Down, Women, Hand, Teach, GuestThis challenge was created in 2013 by Kim of @chapter_adventure and Tanya of Girlxoxo.com.&n ...
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Fun with Friends

Young readers can join in on the fun with books that teach the importance of working together toward a common goal and the power of friendship.



Gentle Reads

The books on this list may contain sensitive issues but include a minimum of sex, violence and profanity.  Children who are reading at a level beyond the books ...
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Gentle Reads

The books on this list may contain sensitive issues but include a minimum of sex, violence and profanity.  Children who are reading at a level beyond the books ...
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Gentle Reads - Comic Book Edition

The comics on this list may contain sensitive issues but include a minimum of sex, violence and profanity.  Children who are reading at a level beyond the books ...
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Gentle Reads - Comic Book Edition

The comics on this list may contain sensitive issues but include a minimum of sex, violence and profanity.  Children who are reading at a level beyond the books ...
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Get Book Smart

While Melvil Dewey devised a good method for categorizing books, some books just defy categorization. For example, where would you find a guide that shows "Tools for ...
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Graphic Novels- No tights allowed!

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Great Family Sagas

Written on an epic scale, a family saga is typically a fictional drama focusing on one or more generations of a family, or interconnected families, and closely follo ...
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Hispanic Heritage Month - adults

President Lyndon B. Johnson first introduced National Hispanic Heritage week in 1968. At that time President Johnson wrote, “Wishing to pay special tribute to t ...
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Hispanic Heritage Month Children

This list celebrates Hispanic culture and history.  Books included are by and/or about Latinx individuals and culture.  The books range from picture b ...
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Historical Fiction

The plot of a HISTORICAL FICTION novel takes place in a setting located in the past. An essential element of historical fiction is that it is set in t ...
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If you haven't read it, it's new to you

Title of this list and book recommendations on this list shamelessly stolen from Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN. "Parnassus Books is the independent bookstore for ...
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Irish authors

Get to know Ireland by reading one of these novels written by Irish authors that are set in Ireland.  Here you'll find authors like James Joyce, Maeve Binchy, M ...
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January 2022 Book Talks Member Suggestions

We guarantee there is a book in this list for you!  Our members are such eclectic readers that they have read and recommended book genres from collected essays ...
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January 2024 Keyword Challenge

JANUARY 2024 KEYWORDSSecret, Heaven, True, House, Come, Only, Know, WinterThis challenge was created in 2013 by Kim of @chapter_adventure and Tanya of Girlxoxo.com.& ...
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Just the Facts - nonfiction

Learn about topics under the general subjects of true crime, science or history. Humor and self-help  choices are included as well. All titles listed here can b ...
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LGBTQ+

Celebrate Pride month! Read a book about the LGBTQ+ experience. This list includes memoirs/biographies as well as fiction. We have included light-hearted romantic co ...
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Literary Fiction

"Literary fiction offers multi-layered, character-driven stories. The writing style and language tends to be as important as the story itself. It transcends establis ...
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Love is in the Air

Romance is overarching category of books and other stories that has a required central love story and a happily ever after (HEA).For the most part, romance novels ar ...
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March 2022 Book Talks Member Suggestions

This month our open-minded readers have read and recommended books on a wide-range of nonfiction subjects as well as a long list of fiction novels from a variety of ...
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March 2024 Keyword Reading Challenge

MARCH 2024 KEYWORDSStory, Hunt, Plot, City, You, Cry, Another, PaintThis challenge was created in 2013 by Kim of @chapter_adventure and Tanya of Girlxoxo.com.  ...
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Math Stories

Love it or hate it, understanding math concepts is a critical skill in today's high-tech world. Books in this list include riddles, puzzles and stories meant to intr ...
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May 2022 Book Talks Member Recommendations

This month our open-minded readers have read and recommended books on a variety of nonfiction subjects as well as fiction novels from several genres. Kudos to those ...
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Mediterranean Cuisine Cookbooks

Mediterranean cuisines are rich in fresh fruits &vegetables, fish. legumes and whole grains.  But more than that, thinking about Mediterranean cuisine ...
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Mental Health Awareness

During this summer of "All Together Now" Summer Reading, make sure you feel a part of the many communities within Tenafly.  Books in this list include books abo ...
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Ms. Florence's End of School/ Summer Reading List

Grades 6-9.  A summer reading list just for fun, Ms. Florence's list covers a variety of genres such as fantasy, realistic fiction and graphic novel.



Murder or Magic

We've grouped these two genres together because, in general, readers either love them or hate them.  We get lots of requests for mystery books and those readers ...
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My Life - Memoirs & Biographies

Take a glimpse into the lives of unique, prominent and  fascinating people.  All titles listed here can be found in multiple formats including digital copi ...
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Mystery or Suspense for teens

Mysteries usually involve a suspicious death or a crime to be solved. They can be detective stories in which the emphasis is on the puzzle or suspense ...
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Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The celebration of Indigenous cultures began as a week-long celebration in 1986, when President Reagan ...
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Native American Heritage Month - Kids

November is Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The celebration of Indigenous cultures began as a week-long celebration in 1986, when President Reagan ...
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Nature Seekers

Introduce young readers to the natural world, travel, conservation, and other adventures while they engage with these exciting stories told by a fun cast of characters.



New Cookbook

Are you hungry?  Do you want to try a new-to-you cuisine?  Would you like to change your diet?  How about making bread? If your answer is yes to any o ...
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Newberry Medal Winners & Honors

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a  ...
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Nonfiction for Early Readers

Young children are often very curious about the world around them and the books in this list are meant to satisfy their curiosity in a fun and age-appropriate way.&n ...
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Nonfiction Picturebooks

Young children, even those not yet reading on their own, are often very curious about the world around them and the books in this list are meant to satisfy their cur ...
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Not Lost in Translation

Books on this list were originally written in a language other than English.  Travel the world right from your favorite reading spot with a great book and gain ...
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Novels in Verse for kids

Individual poems can be fun and volumes of poetry are a joy, but sometimes the words need more space and scope.  Check out these novels in verse.  Some are ...
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Ocean Tales

Learning about the ocean is super fun for kids thanks to the amazingly diverse nature of marine life and environments. The ocean books in this list include fun fictional stories for kids of all ages.



Picturebook Biographies

Biographies in picture book format.  From the inventor of the ferris wheel to paleontologist who discovered the largest, most complete T-Rex skeleton ever found ...
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Potty Training Books

Storybooks for you to share with your child as they learn to use the the toilet and become more independant.



Princess Books- Not Disney

Princesses often have special places in our hearts, Maybe it was a story read in childhood or even a favorite move that instilled a love of princesses in you. Here's ...
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Quick Lit

This list includes books under 200 pages. Let's call them "one sitting reads".  While most are fiction, we've included a few memoirs and essays in the list.If y ...
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Quick n Easy Cookbooks

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Read-a-longs

This list is a great resource for new or emerging readers. Popular picture books and beginner nonfiction books include a self-contained recording of the book text. C ...
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Realistic Fiction

Books in the REALISTIC FICTION genre tell stories that could have actually occurred to people or animals in a believable setting. Stories that are classified as ...
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Science Fiction

SCIENCE FICTION stories often tell about science and technology of the future. Science Fiction has a relationship with the principles of science — the ...
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Short Story Collections

“A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.”– Edgar Allan PoeWhile many definitions of short stories focus on word count (which ...
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Space, the final frontier - science fiction

Science fiction books take place in the future, near or distant, and are based on scientific principles. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is often considered to be t ...
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Sports

Books in the SPORTS FICTION genre are made up of stories where a sport has an impact on the plot or main character. All titles listed here can be found in multi ...
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Staff Picks

This list contains some of our staff members' all-time favorite reads and has been revised to include staff favorites from 2021. From classics and cozy mysteries to ...
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Staff Picks - nonfiction

Staff members have included only their very favorite nonfiction titles in this list which has been updated to include nonfiction staff picks from 2021.  You'll ...
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Staff Picks: Books for Chills and Thrills

Staff members have listed their favorite hair-raising novels plus we've added some new guaranteed-to-terrify-you titles. Some of the books on this list have ghosts o ...
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Star wars

In a galaxy far, far away!



Summer 2022 3 - 5 Tenafly Public Schools

Dear Summer Readers,It is our absolute pleasure to share the 2022 Summer Reading List with you!The district summer reading list was compiled to include a variety of ...
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Summer 2022 K - 2 Tenafly Public Schools

Dear Summer Readers,It is our absolute pleasure to share the 2022 Summer Reading List with you!The district summer reading list was compiled to include a variety of ...
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Summer 2023 - Tenafly School's 3 - 5

Dear Summer Readers,It is our absolute pleasure to share the 2023 Summer Reading List with you!The district summer reading list was compiled to include a variety of ...
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Summer 2023 - Tenafly School's K-2

Dear Summer Readers,It is our absolute pleasure to share the 2023 Summer Reading List with you!The district summer reading list was compiled to include a variety of ...
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Summer Lovin'

This month it’s all about the beach reads, rom coms, and/or love stories. Pick something fun and light-hearted.  Most of the books in this list are romances but ...
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Tales of Tails

Do your favorite animals have tails? Travel to the jungle, the sea, the forest, and more to meet all sorts of animals!



Tall Tales

These stories mix fact and fiction together to create an exaggerated story of an actual event. Can you see the truth in these tall tales?



Teaching Company - CD

The courses on this list are available as CD audiobooks. Do you enjoy attending lectures, but do not have the time or money to go back to school? The ...
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Teaching Company - DVD

The courses on this list are available as DVDs. Do you enjoy attending lectures, but do not have the time or money to go back to school? The Great Cou ...
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Tenafly Middle School 2021 Summer Reading List

Tenafly Middle School 2021 Summer Reading List students grades 6 - 8.



Tenafly Middle School 2023 Summer Reading List

This 2023 Summer Reading Book List was created by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Title ...
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Tenafly Middle School 2023 Summer Reading List

This 2023 Summer Reading Book List was created by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Title ...
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The Fire is So Delightful

Cozy up with one of these "fiery" books.  The eclectic books in this list cover a variety of genres including science fiction, nonfiction and suspense. Just bno ...
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This Very Day - contemporary & literary fiction

This is a catch-all list for books that take place in the present day.... give or take. Some are literary works with non-traditional subjects and some are popular li ...
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Timeless Mythology

Mythology forms the backbone of all the cultures in the world. They are also fun and highly entertaining, and their continuing relevance is evident in the fact that ...
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Title Play

This eclectic book list contains books with a clever title that uses a play on words, a pun, a joke, or titles that have double meanings. From cozy mysteries (s ...
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TMS 6 - 8 Grade 2022 Summer Reading

This Summer Reading Book List was createdby the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC),a division of the American Library Association (ALA).Titles on thi ...
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United We Stand

Divided We Fall, United We Stand: a diverse range of stories about friendship, acceptance, and real-world issues important to teens.



Vegan, Vegetarian, Plant-forward Cookbooks

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Very Short Introductions

Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects - from Public Health to Buddhist Ethics, Sof ...
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Whodunit? - Mystery & Suspense for adults

Although mysteries were not a new literary form, Edgar Allan Poe was the first to introduce a character that solved the mystery by analyzing the facts of the case.&n ...
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Wild and Free

A diverse range of stories about friendship, acceptance, adventure, and nature geared toward the YA reader.



Women's History

Celebrate Women!  March is Women's History Month but these books are great reads any time of the year. Check out a book from our new Helen L. Haber Memorial Wom ...
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World Cuisine Cookbooks

Travel the world through your kitchen. The books in this list introduce you diverse cuisines from around the world.



It's a Fantasy

Image a world of dragons and talking animals. Take your little ones on an adventure with these must-read fairytales and Imagine Your Story!



TPS K - 1st Grade 2021 Summer Reading

This list was compiled by the Tenafly Public School Librarians and Literacy Staff Developer to include a variety of genres, interest levels, and diverse authors. The ...
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Books for Babytime Years - 12 to 24 Months

Help young children develop a love for reading that will last a lifetime.  Read these fun books about animals and rhymes to your young one and watch their imagination grow.



TPS 2nd - 3rd Grade 2021 Summer Reading

This list was compiled by the Tenafly Public School Librarians and Literacy Staff Developer to include a variety of genres, interest levels, and diverse authors. The ...
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Books for 2 to 3 Year Olds

Encourage your toddler to read with exciting books that span from simple picture books to more elaborate stories. Watch your child grow into a lifetime book lover.



Teen Life's an Adventure

Books have been transporting people to other places and times for hundreds of years. There's something about stories that continue to captivate us. Imagine Your Story through this adventurous list.



TPS 4th - 5th Grade 2021 Summer Reading

This list was compiled by the Tenafly Public School Librarians and Literacy Staff Developer to include a variety of genres, interest levels, and diverse authors. The ...
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True Stories - Sprint

These books will teach you basics about real events, people, places and things in a fun way. If you are interested in more in-depth reading try our "True Stories - G ...
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True Stories - Go the Distance

These books will teach you about real events, people, places and things in a fun way. If you are interested in a quick read, try our "True Stories - Sprint" book lis ...
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Kids Believe in the Impossible

Take a trip to lands of incredible creatures and never-ending adventures. These books will take you to faraway places and beyond! Imagine Your Story and believe in the impossible.