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Books for Children and Adults

Check out these books to read at your local book shop or library

In honor of National Read Across America Day this week, Patch asked  in Decatur for their top picks for children and adult books.

Picture Books 

1. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin and James Dean

2. We are in a Book! by Mo Willems

3. Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

4. Ponyella by Laura Numeroff, by Nate Evans, Lynn Munsinger

5. I Broke My Trunk! by Mo Willems 

 

Middle Grades 

1. Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo, Allison McGhee and Tony Fucile

2. Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

3. Evolution of Calpurina Tate by Jacueline Kelly

4. Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

5. Alchemyst by Michael Scott 

 

Young Adults

1. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

2. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

3. Angel by James Patterson

4. Dust City by Robert Paul Weston

5. Cloaked by Alex Finn 

 

Adult Fiction/Non-Fiction 

1. Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

2. Nutureshock: New Thinking about Children

3. Just Kids by Patti Smith

4. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

5. Object of Beauty by Steve Martin

Susan Eppley March 04, 2011 at 12:12 PM
As a teacher, I just want to remind parents that a good picture book is a good picture book no matter your age! If you love Pete The Cat (as I certainly do) then buy it and read it to your Middle Schooler or High Schooler. They may balk at first but who doesn't love being read to and looking at the pictures...you might even be living out your childhood fantasy of being a teacher, right in your own living room. There are no rules for books, just visit your library or support our local Little Shop of Stories and buy one that your family will treasure (because of the memories reading to your family create).
Nicki Salcedo March 04, 2011 at 01:56 PM
This wonderful video by 12 year-old Giovanni Tortorici from Decatur captures how I felt the first time I walked into Little Shop of Stories (and I was a grown-up!) http://bit.ly/ewnMFL.
Kimberly Head Amos March 05, 2011 at 01:43 AM
Mo Willems is great! Pete the Cat is great! David Ezra Stein is great! All GREAT choices! :)
Kimberly Head Amos March 05, 2011 at 01:48 AM
And of course Little Shop of Stories is GREAT!!! AWSOME! SUPER! Thanks, Nicki, for the video link you posted.
Nicki Salcedo March 05, 2011 at 01:59 AM
Vote for 1,368 Frames of Decatur on Creative Loafing http://bit.ly/fPyBTo and support GT from Decatur!
Kimberly Head Amos March 05, 2011 at 02:03 AM
Nicki - thanks - just voted for the film!
D Ebaugh March 05, 2011 at 05:48 PM
It's so important to read (both to yourself and to your kids)... thanks for this!

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