Monday, July 15, 2013

Read Kiddo Read

One of my favorite authors, James Patterson, is a big advocate of getting kids to read. Since the birth of his son, he has invested a lot of time and money into a campaign to encourage reading from young ages on up.

His program Read, Kiddo, Read is geared at attracting readers at various age levels. He believes, as most of us do, that reading is critical and fundamental skill for success in school and life as well as a method of relaxation and enjoyment. 

He encourages parents to keep their kids reading during the summer months, which is an important goal of mine, too. His website Read Kiddo Read offers a lot of wonderful books for kids and is broken down by tabs for Great Illustrated Books (for younger readers), Great Beginner Books (6 & Up), Great Page Turners (8 & up), and Great Advanced Books (10 & Up).

Patterson, however, hasn't really focused much on the slightly older reader, so this week, I am highlighting some young adult books by some wonderfully creative authors on a special YA Recommended Reads tab.

Why not click over there and check out this week's picks:

The Super Spies and the Pied Piper 
Lisa Orchard

Late for the Ball
Heather Gray

Perfect Summer
by Karen King

And remember to Read, Kiddo, matter what your age is!
~ Stephanie


  1. Great post Marti! All of these books look awesome! :)

  2. Thank you, Lisa. I wish you much success with your new Super Spies book. Those girls are modern day Nancy Drews. I sure enjoy their cases.

  3. I had no idea James Patterson was involved in children's literacy - that's great! Thanks for sharing these books -- they all look great! (And I'm not just saying that because one of them is mine.) ;)

  4. Read, Kiddo, Read sounds a great idea. Thanks for this post, Marti, and for featuring my book. Love all the book covers, especially THAT dress, Heather :)