Author James Patterson and librarian expert Judy Freeman list their favorite children’s books on on ReadKiddoRead.com. The site encourages parents to get their kids to read–and may be a good starting point for some parents or teachers who don’t know what books to give their kids. They divide books in broad categories, according to ages, and then into more specific categories such as fantasy, real world situations, etc.
The site also includes a blogging community, interviews with authors such as Julie Andrews, Jeff Kinney and Rick Riordan, an “almost can’t-miss sure shot books for boys” section, a newsletter, and online resources for adults.
I grinned seeing that James Patterson included one of his own books for tweens/teens–Maximum Ride–in his recommended list. But hey, if you believe in your book, why not recommend it? I think Maximum Ride is a great book, any way; I recommend it myself. I wouldn’t have categorized Charlotte’s Web under “Fantasy & Other Worlds”–but I’m delighted to see it listed, as it’s a wonderful book.
The site is bright, colorful, engaging, and easy to click through. I’m delighted to see an author actively encouraging kids and teens to read–and parents to read to them and buy them books.
Thanks to Shelf Awareness for the info.