What are the best books for kids?

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(June 17, 2015) – With summer vacation here, many kids are more than happy to toss books aside and enjoy the summer.

But reading is an essential part of avoiding summer brain drain. Goehrig Orr from the Carmel Clay Library looks at top summer reads for kids in this edition of Angela Answers presented by American Senior Communities.

All-time best:

  1. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
  2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  3. Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
  4. Holes by Louis Sachar
  5. Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
  6. The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
  7. Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate
  8. Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary
  9. A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck
  10. Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne
  11. Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater
  12. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

More recent books:

  1. Genius Files series by Dan Gutman
  2. True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex
  3. I Survived series by Lauren Tarshis
  4. Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
  5. Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey
  6. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
  7. Wonder by R. J. Palacio
  8. Weird but True series by Arnold Ringstad
  9. Bad Kitty series by Nick Bruel
  10. Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins

Summer Reading Programs:

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