ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Read Kiddo Read: Get Help Making Summer Reading Lists

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Read Kiddo Read: Get Help Making Summer Reading Lists

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Through the advancements of technology, I found out about this great resource via Twitter user Moomettesgram aka Cindy at Moomettesgram's Musings. She did such a great write up about it, that I had to click right on over to Read Kiddo Read.

It's a great resource from author James Patterson with detailed descriptions of books broken up into age ranges:

Great Illustrated Books, 0-8 years
Great Transitional Books, Ages 6 & Up
Great Page Turners, Ages 8 & Up
Great Advanced Reads, Ages 10 & Up

In the Great Illustrated Books section the books are further broken down into Books for Babies, Storybooks, Easy Kid Reads, and Just the Facts for non fiction books. I really liked how a detailed description of each featured book is provided along with themes covered in it and the extensive lists of suggested books that cover similar topics given for each featured book.

While you're there don't miss clicking on the Community tab at the top. Where you'll get access to more great resources like the Almost Can't-Miss Sure Shot Books for Boys and an Almost Can't-Miss Sure Shot for Girls lists.

It's also where I learned about BookRix. You can find free ebooks there, including many children's books. If you've always dreamed of being an author you can also make, upload, and share your own books. I was able to browse the collections by clicking on the Books tab at the top and then doing a search for Children's books.

I also found out about 30 Poets 30 Days at Gotta Book through the community postings. What fun, I can't wait to check out the 30 previously unpublished children's poems by well known authors such as Jack Prelutsky.

I was thinking this would be a good way for parents to put together summer reading lists. I hope you enjoy perusing it!


  1. Thanks for the Read Kiddo Read link. I love the way the reviews are set up!

  2. Thank you!

    I have found that I have been sticking with an author when I find that Meghan likes him or her. My focus tends to also be on speech, so I am thankful for the list of books our SLP gave us to consider for Meghan. But honestly, I think I should create my own list of books that encourage speech in young children. Hmmm...

  3. Thanks for the 30 Poets/30 Days link. One thing I love about the web is that the poems, which rolled out one a day through April, are still there for the reading (and just as good now as they were then!).

    Also... I haven't gone through your whole archive to see if you've talked about it yet, but I did want to mention Jon Scieszka's Guys Read as another great resource for finding books to read, particularly for boys. Good stuff...just like Read Kiddo Read!

  4. Thanks for the linky luv and I'm glad you liked my product review. Read Kiddo Read was a fun and informative review to do and is a very good resource to share for summer reading.

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