This summer, Patch is teaming up with ReadKiddoRead, the children's literacy foundation established by author James Patterson, to help bring parents a list of age-appropriate summer reading materials.
If you've been looking for something to keep the kids away from the screen for a bit—and want to help reinforce district-wide reading priorities during the downtime—have a look at the lists, which we've stored on our Summer Reading topic page.
(Included here is a video from the author that introduces the program.)
But we thought, hey, hold up here, Patterson. You want to run this list past Dot Garabedian first.
Fortunately, Garabedian, Youth Services Coordinator of the Collingswood Public Library, says the list checks out.
"Children and teens will find a number of books to their liking on James Patterson's comprehensive ReadKiddoRead list," she wrote in an email. "The summer is the perfect time to explore new genres and read for sheer pleasure. Mr. Patterson's list will enable you to examine your many alternatives."
That's one for you, Patterson. But we're putting Dot's takes up with your list.
For individual lists by age group, visit: