Long days, hot weather, and vacation time all provide abundant opportunity for reading – but with so many books to choose from, you don’t want to waste time on mediocre ones. Find a list of general guidelines on How to Choose a Good Book at http://www.knowledgehouse.info
Some books are written in such a way that they are ideally suited for reading aloud. Such books utilize words, sentences, and figurative language in creative ways to enhance the plot development, bring the characters to life, and create a mood. There are lots of classic books that adults can enjoy reading and no child should grow up without hearing. Check out this list of Read-Aloud Favorites: http://www.knowledgehouse.info/read-aloud-favorites.html
For some cool reading fun geared around summer getaway themes, see the Summer Reading List at http://www.knowledgehouse.info/njfk/summerbooks.html (It’s annotated and organized by age/grade; many of these titles are also on the read-aloud list!) Print it out and take it along with you the next time you visit the library. Happy Reading!