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

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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