The Reading Tub
A read-alike is a book (or series) that is similar to something you have already read — and already like! Read-alike books make it easy to keep kids reading and stretch in incremental steps. The formula for asking about a Read-Alike is straightforward: We liked [insert author, title, character, series name], do you
have an idea on something else we might like? Some online bookseller’s sites offer a list of “related titles” or “If you liked …” when you have searched a book. That is a resource, too. Search the title of the book you’ve read and liked, and see what recommendations pop up. Most read-alike lists are geared toward independent readers, though you can occasionally find a list for easy readers. If you are looking for read-alikes that aren’t listed here, scroll down to the bottom of this page for resources that may be able to help you.