• As websites frequently change and every family has its own set of values and expectations, please review these lists or books for appropriate content for your 8thgrader.


    Features book talk videos about a variety of kids’ books


    A website sponsored by author James Patterson. It offers lists of books by ages and genre. Focus on the Great Pageturners and Great Advanced Reads tabs. Colorful and to the point!



    Check the Online Catalogof Belmont Ridge’s website for books, audiobooks and graphic novels. Plus, you can download eBooks using the Mackinvia app. Ask the librarians for more info!

    The Loudoun County Public Library system is amazing! If you don't have a library card yet, all you need is a parent and their photo ID. Books, ebooks, audiobooks, music, games and movies can be requested via the library website. All you need to do is stop by the library of your choice to pick up your requested materials.


    Audio book sources

    Besides the Loudoun County Public Library system and Belmont Ridge's own collection, students can find audiobooks in other places as well. Some of these are downloadable while some come in the form of CDs or Playaways. Playaways are small MP3 players that contain one book. All you need is a pair of headphones!

    You download them as mp3 files and then import them into iTunes. They show up as music in iTunes rather than books but they play fine.

Last Modified on August 15, 2019