Monday, January 28, 2013
From Charlotte's Web to Where the Wild Things Are, share these classic books with your children and encourage their love for reading.
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Monday, January 28
“Where’s Pa Going with that Axe?” The Enduring Quality of Children’s Classics By Anita Silvey Courtesy of James Patterson's Read Kiddo Read Foundation The opening line of E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web— “Where’s Pa going with that axe?”—has now been read by adults to eager young listeners for more than 60 years. Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time and Ezra Jack Keats’s The Snowy Day have been picked up with enthusiasm for more than 50 years. For 75 years, parents have shared The Hobbit, and this year Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are turns 50. These books and others like them (Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Virginia Lee Burton’s Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, and L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables) bring …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Check out ReadKiddoRead's list of the best Halloween books for kids.
All of us—adults, teens and children—enjoy a scary chill. So what better time of year than Halloween to indulge in stories that make our spines tingle? It's the perfect time for your family to share some spooky stories each evening. To get you started, here are some Halloween books filled with ghosts and ghouls, wizards and witches, haunted houses and black magic that everyone can enjoy together. Children ages 2-6 love the fun of Halloween: costumes, trick-or-treating and gentle tales of ghosts and goblins. Here are some books for this age group: New readers ages 6-9 are ready for some scary stuff mixed with humor, handled with a light touch, and happily resolved. There’s a bit of an “I dare you to scare me” attitude as kids ages 9-12 …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Patch has teamed up with James Patterson’s READKIDDOREAD program to bring you reading lists for every age. Here, James Patterson’s summer reading picks for tweens and teens, ages 11-up.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Looking for another escape? This list of books has something for everyone – fantasy, adventure, and of course, love. What more is there? Read one, or read ‘em all – post your thoughts in the comments. Or, if we missed your favorite book, tell us in the comments! Great Advanced Reads for Tweens and Teens Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs A thrilling reading experience which combines fantasy with haunting vintage photography. Find out what happens when 16-year-old Jacob discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus series) by Rick Riordan After rebuilding Camp Half-Blood, Kronos, Percy and their friends inherit a quest for which they need help from a few …