School's out for summer! But that doesn't mean kids are putting down their books. We explore the latest and greatest picture books for little ones, nonfiction for the elementary school set and novels for young adults. Get recommendations for the best summer reads, and share some of your own.
Your Summer Reading Picks
We asked for your favorite young adult and children's books. These are your suggestions:
Take the "Jack the Ripper" tour of London with Maureen Johnson:
After several years of declining shrimp stocks, regulators have imposed a moratorium on shrimping in New England waters. The closure could hurt commercial fisherman and future demand for the Gulf of Maine shrimp, but scientists say the move may be the only way to prevent the population from collapsing.
To an African-American coming of age in the late 1970s, there seemed two certainties: Nelson Mandela would die in prison in apartheid South Africa and no black person would become U.S. president in his lifetime. So much for youthful predictions.
The funny live tweets coming from frozen supermarket pizza giant @DiGiornoPizza were a tasty highlight of the Sound of Music Live broadcast on NBC. Bad puns, silly lyric changes, and just plain clever comments earned the company more than 2,000 new followers in a single night.
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