Grab A Book! More Summer Reading Choices

The National Endowment for the Humanities chimes in with their Summer Reading picks.


Here it is July 9 and you've already delved into our Patch 2012 Summer Reading Guide featuring choices by best-selling novelist James Patterson.

What? You've already finished it? Good work!

Now we have more for you...

The National Endowment for the Humanities released its own list of Summer Reading choices last month, breaking its book lists into: Kindergarten through Grade 3, Grades 4 through 6, and Grades 7 through 8. There's also a list for college-bound students.

The 2012 NEH list is a refresh of the original list, which was created in 1988. The first list featured classics and favorites published prior to 1960. The new list has been updated with many "newer" books, including Hoot by Carl Hiaasen, Holes by Louis Sachar and Skellig by David Almond.

Click each link to access the NEH list for that age group:

Do you have a favorite on this new list? Watertown Patch would have to go with "The Great Gatsby" and "Animal Farm," although we have several favorite books that made the cut in the 2012 edition.

Henry Breitrose July 10, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Your all-too-modest editor did not include a splendid new book for middle-grade readers written by his mom. Mousenet is published by Disney/Hyperion. See www,mousenet.org for details. --His shamelessly immodest dad.


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