Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Super Summer Reading for All Ages
For a child with a sense of humor, try We Are in a Book! by Mo Willems, an award-winning author. Elephant and Piggie suddenly realize that, well, they're in a book. For older readers, How to Clean a Hippopotamus: A Look at Unusual Animal Partnerships explores the symbiotic relationship between animals, and for kids who like beach reads, Turtle in Paradise describes a girl growing up in Key West during the Depression. For high schoolers and beyond, some great books include classics like Joyce Carol Oates' Freaky Green Eyes, in which a teenager comes to terms with her mother's disappearance. Or try some historical fiction in the vein of the vampire craze -- Bloodline: A Novel follows a British soldier in World War I who finds out he's a descendant of Count Dracula. Frankenstein makes for a good, freaky read as well. Have your teen do a little research on her favorite shows and movies to see if there's a book version - that's a great way to pique their interest in reading.