Few things complement the lazy days of summer
like a deeply engrossing book. Picking that book can be
an endeavor. From bestsellers to classics, the selection seems endless. The following resources can help you zero in on winners:
Looking for a way to draw kids away from the television and
into the pages of a book? Amazon's list of suggested reading for children
nine and older
includes authors like Gary Paulsen ("Brian's Return"), Norton Juster ("The
Phantom Tollbooth") and J.K. Rowling (the Harry Potter series). Amazon also offers a
book suggestion list with further ideas.
Oprah's Book Club has turned
previously unknown titles into overnight successes. From the home page, visitors can
keep track of latest selections and explore
The Great Books Foundation is an organization dedicated
to fostering the exploration of classic texts. This site offers a number
of lists of suggested works, as well as discussion groups, study aides
and online order forms.