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Summer Reading for Kids

<I>The Best Pet of All</i>, by David LaRochelle, Hanako Wakiyama
The Best Pet of All, by David LaRochelle, Hanako Wakiyama
<i>When the Sky is Like Lace</i>, by Elinor Horwitz Lander, Barbara Cooney
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When the Sky is Like Lace, by Elinor Horwitz Lander, Barbara Cooney
<I>Mister Seahorse,</I> by Eric Carle
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Mister Seahorse, by Eric Carle

The long and hot days of summer are the perfect time for children to enjoy, or for the youngest, to discover the joys of reading. NPR's Michele Norris asks three booksellers for their recommendations for summer reading for kids:

SHEILAH EGAN, A Likely Story Children's Bookstore, Alexandria, Va.

PICTURE BOOKS

Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle

That's Not My... Series by Fiona Watt

Journey Around Washington D.C by Martha Day Zschock

When the Sky is Like Lace by Elinor Horwitz Lander, Barbara Cooney

YOUNG ADULT

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett

Eagle Strike, An Alex Rider Adventure by Anthony Horowitz

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

JOHANN HAUSER-ULRICH, Wild Rumpus Bookstore, Minneapolis, Minn.

PICTURE BOOKS

The Daddy Mountain by Jules Feiffer

Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

The Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle, Hanako Wakiyama

Halibut Jackson by David Lucas

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND UP

Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech

Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison

HIGH SCHOOL

Quimby the Mouse by Chris Ware

JUDY BURLOW, Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver Colo.

PICTURE BOOKS

Larabee by Kevin Luthardt

Tales from the Waterhold by Bob Graham

Saving Samantha by Robbyn Smith Van Frankenhuyzen, Gijsbert Van Frankenhuyzen

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND UP

Chet Gecko Mystery Series by Bruce Hale

No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman

The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place by E.L. Konigsburg

YOUNG ADULT

Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez

Feed by M.T. Anderson

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