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Your Guide to Summer Reading, Rochester

Here you go: 54 book recommendations, for preschoolers and teen-agers and every kid in between.

The summer reading program at the is under way. You can register, still, at the library or online; the first day to turn in your reading chart for a prize is Tuesday. 

But what to read?

This year's program is and in that spirit, we offer you and your kiddos 54 book recommendations, brought to you by Patch and ReadKiddoRead, a program developed by bestselling author James Patterson.

These are books that, in Patterson's words, will have your kids finish the last page and then say: "Give me another one just like that."

Watch this video interview of Patterson for details about his program. Then, check out these lists, divided by age, of recommended pageturners.

  • :Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina and more.
  • The Houdini Box By Brian Selznick and more.
  • Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos and more.
  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia and more.

Want book recommendations for grown-ups? Librarians from the Rochester Hills Public Library blog every month about their favorite books. Check out their suggestions here.

What are you and your kids reading this summer?

Marcia Decker June 13, 2012 at 02:12 PM
I just read Objects of My Affection By Jill Smolinski. It is about a hoarder and coming to terms with it. It's good. It is Jill's third book. She is a former Troy Athens student and now lives in California, but spent lots of time in downtown Rochester. It is like a hometown girl who made it big. Read her book and spread the word!

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