Monday, January 14, 2013
Ten local authors will visit the South End Branch of the Boston Public Library this spring to speak about their work and connect with readers.
This week, the South End Library launches its spring series of "South End Writes," a celebration of local South End authors who will stop by to talk about their work and connect with the neighborhood. The program, now in its third year, is organized by the Friends of the South End Library, and has welcomed dozens of authors to speak and share their work with South End residents. Ten authors are already lined up to appear at the library through June of 2013, including Leah Hager Cohen on Jan. 15th and Dennis Lehane in May. See here for the full schedule. "The South End Library is in a neighborhood that houses an enormous number of writers and poets, whether they are accomplished or just starting out," said Marleen Nienhuis, of the Friends…
Friday, December 28, 2012
A list of the best children's books of 2012, from James Patterson's ReadKiddoRead Foundation.
Courtesy of the ReadKiddoRead Foundation Maurice Sendak once said that one of the best things about being a maker of children’s books was that his audience kept being born. It’s true, of course: The great books from years past are brand new to today’s children and teens. But let’s take a moment at year’s end to recognize the books being published now for our young people. Here’s a quick roundup of a dozen highlights of 2012. (For more, visit ReadKiddoRead.com and check out our reviews.) Great Illustrated Books (Ages 2-5) Llama Llama Time to Share By Anna Dewdney For ages 2-5 When the doorbell rings, Mama Llama welcomes the neighbors – the Gnus. While Mama and Nelly have tea, their two toddlers are left with a boxful of toys to play with …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
ReadKiddoRead asked authors, athletes and celebrities to share their favorite books.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Courtesy of the ReadKiddoRead Foundation Are you giving books to your kids as gifts? Which ones are you picking out for friends and family? ReadKiddoRead asked authors, athletes and celebrities to finish this sentence: The Best Gift I Ever Got Was a Book, and That Book Was _____. Pick up some of these favorites for the kids in your life, or browse through ReadKiddoRead.com for books that are sure to please any young person this holiday season. Mark Teixeira The best gift I ever got was a book; it was The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris. The book is The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, given to me by my friend and high school principal, Barry Fitzpatrick. While I can't single out any book as my favorite, this book stands out …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Books make great holiday gifts. Give your loved ones these books as stocking stuffers this holiday season.
When you give a child or a teen a book, you are creating a memory that will last a lifetime. Reading offers so many options. Are you trying to find a book for an early reader? Choose a picture book or a Great Beginner Read from the list below. Does your grandchild love nonfiction? Take a look at the Great Family Reads section. Has your niece read every book known to man? There are some brand new books on this list that she may not have seen yet. Do you struggle to find just the right book to entice your child to read? These selections are sure kid-pleasers that will meet any interest. The ReadKiddoRead holiday gift list has something for everyone: realistic fiction, science fiction, and nonfiction; animal stories, mythology and adventures…
Monday, October 15, 2012
Check out ReadKiddoRead's list of the best Halloween books for kids.
All of us—adults, teens and children—enjoy a scary chill. What better time of year than Halloween to indulge in stories that make our spines tingle? It's the perfect time for your family to share some spooky stories each evening. To get you started, here are some Halloween books filled with ghosts and ghouls, wizards and witches, haunted houses and black magic that everyone can enjoy together. PICTURE BOOKS for ages 2-6 The youngest children love the fun of Halloween: costumes, trick-or-treating and gentle tales of ghosts and goblins. Here are some books for this age group: GHOSTS IN THE HOUSE By Kazuno Kohara For ages 1-6 There are fuzzy pumpkin costumes in sizes as small as 6 months, so why not a Halloween board book for toddlers? …