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Best Young Adult Books: Top Picks from YA Bloggers in the Know, #1

By Nicki Richesin, The Children’s Book Review
Published: April 9, 2012

We were excited to read the recent debate over “The Power of Young Adult Fiction” in The New York Times. Together, the contributors pose the question: why should we be reading YA novels and why do they matter? To better explain why YA fiction has become such a phenomenon, even with adults, we’ve asked some of the best YA bloggers around to weigh in with their picks for the best new titles. Could they convince you to read YA? We think they’re up for the challenge! In our first monthly installment of Best Young Adult Books, we’ve asked Andrea Chapman of Reading Lark to share her spring and summer must reads.

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: June 3, 2010

So you think your child is emerging as a reader? Summer may just be the season to nurture your child’s desire to read, by reading books with him that are engaging and predictable and have pictures that clearly relate-to and illustrate the story line. If you’re not sure whether your child is an emerging reader, you may enjoy this article: How to Tell if Your Child is Ready to Read by Lynn Maslen Kertell, Bob Books Publications.

The following recommendations have been selected because of their large text, repetitive patterns, repeated vocabulary, wide spacing, limited text on pages, and familiar concepts. They have been listed from easiest to more difficult.

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: June 3, 2010

Summer reading is a brilliant practice that every child can enjoy. With most of us having more time to spend with our kids, there is plenty of time for story time. An enthusiastic read-aloud session can be the perfect summer activity—indoors or outdoors.

I’ve hand-picked some great titles, new and old, that are, of course, well-suited to the summer season—hot days, lemonade stands, beach vacations, fishing, and summer thunderstorms.

By Alexis Montgomery, The Children’s Book Review
Published: June 1, 2010

As a parent, you want your child to experience the same fond memories of summer that you did, whiling away the long hot days, riding their bike with friends, running through the sprinkler, and starting a lemonade stand.  What you don’t want is to see them sitting in front of the television or computer for three straight months, forgetting everything they spent the last school year learning.  This is where summer reading comes in. Whether or not they’ve been assigned a particular book to read for the next term, you can (and should) set up your own summer reading program.