DIANE GOODE has illustrated 55 beloved and critically acclaimed picture books, including the New York Times best seller, FOUNDING MOTHERS and the Caldecott Honor Book, WHEN I WAS YOUNG IN THE MOUNTAINS.
My wife Rebecca and I have four sons, and as they grew up, bedtimes and long car trips and summer vacations were endlessly enriched by great writers and illustrators. Picking only five was tough, as our debt of gratitude extends to so many others
Jude Watson is the New York Times bestselling author of multiple books in the international bestselling The 39 Clues series. In October 2013, Watson will kick-off The 39 Clues: Unstoppable, a new story arc in the phenomenally popular multi-platform series which has more than
SUE FLIESS is the author of numerous books for children including Tons of Trucks and A Dress for Me! She’s also a freelance writer and a copywriter for a high-tech company, and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, two sons, and
Suzanne Williams is the author of over 40 books for children, from picture books and easy readers to chapter books and middle grade fiction series. Her picture book, Library Lil (illustrated by Steven Kellogg) won the New Mexico children’s choice award in 2000 and was
Sherri Duskey Rinker is the mom of two energetic, inquisitive sons: one fascinated by bugs and magic, and the other by trucks and trains. She is the bestselling author of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site (Chronicle Books, 2011) and Steam Train, Dream Train (Chronicle
By Bianca Schulze, The Children's Book Review
Published: June 4, 2009
Summer reading with a child between grades 1 and 5 is so exciting. The youngest are gaining priceless reading skills at their "early reader" stage and the eldest are full-steam-ahead reaching an "early-fluent to fluent reader"