Turn the page to summer

Book List

June 27, 1999|By Susan Reimer

Summer is the perfect time for parents and children to read together. The pressures of the school year and homework are suspended for a few months, and reading time is no longer difficult to schedule. And there is plenty of time to take on the challenge of longer books, including chapter books.

Ann Neely, associate professor at Vanderbilt's Peabody College of Education and Human Development and a children's literacy expert, suggests this sampling of novels that both children and adults can enjoy reading.

* "Just Juice," by Karen Hesse

* "Maniac McGee," by Jerry Spinelli

* "Chasing Redbird," by Sharon Creech

* "Sun & Spoon," by Kevin Henkes

* "Islander," by Cynthia Rylant

* "Bat 6," by Virginia Euwer Wolff

* "The Giver," by Lois Lowry

* "Bridge to Terabithia," by Katherine Paterson

* "Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone," by J.K. Rowling

* "Catherine, Called Birdy," by Karen Cushman

Pub Date: 06/27/99

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