book recommendations

A father and daughter watching a movie and eating popcorn

Staff Picks: Book-to-Movie Adaptations

Friday, May 10, 2024
Our staff at the Iowa Reading Research Center has compiled a list of our favorite books that have been adapted into movies, including novels, chapter books, and picture books.
Teen reading a book

The Benefits of Poetry Reading

Monday, November 13, 2023
This guide provides a recommendation list of novels in verse for students in grades 5-12.
Dyslexia Awareness Book Recommendations

Book Recommendations About and for Children With Dyslexia and Their Caregivers

Monday, October 2, 2023
To celebrate Dyslexia Awareness Month, our assistive technology coordinators have curated a list of books by and about individuals with dyslexia.
A title card reading "All You Need Is a Book." Green and orange squiggles with a navy blue background.

All You Need Is a Book: Our Favorite Children’s Literature

Friday, March 31, 2023
Children's book recommendations from IRRC staff.
Father and son reading a book together on the floor near a Christmas tree.

‘Tis The Season to Be Reading: Staff Book Recommendations

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Our staff has 10 book recommendations with themes of fun winter activities, winter holidays, and other thought-provoking winter themes.
Halloween and Fall-Themed Book Recommendations against a pale orange background. There are animated books, pumpkins, spider webs, leaves, trees, and a ghost.

Fun and Freaky Recommended Fall Reads

Friday, October 28, 2022
Our staff has 13 book recommendations with themes of fun fall activities, Halloween, and other spooky selections.