Sunday, November 9, 2008

ReadKiddoRead

In which I give you an idea of where to spend your next several hours.

James Patterson (yes, that James Patterson) set up ReadKiddoRead, a site all about great books that will make kids want to read.

I wanted to hate it. I wanted to be snotty and say, "What does James Patterson know about kids' books?!" But I can't. I love how it's set up. I love that the books they've chosen include some well known and some lesser known suggestions. I love that they have "if you loved X, try Y" ideas. I love that real book folks are on the board.

I do not love that the recommendations page for picture books does not read something like, "But if you really want a treat, read The New Girl...And Me. We think it's the BEST BOOK EVER." But you can't win them all. I am sure it's an oversight.

Thanks to Lisa Yee for the link.

6 comments:

Tamar said...

Thanks to my FB obsession, I found your blog! My children are shamelessly playing computer games right now, but I promise some quality reading time soon.
We miss you and all of A2...
T. Kushnir

Jacqui said...

Tamar! Welcome and hugs to all.

Nora MacFarlane said...

Jacqui, Thanks for the site. I'm going to put the link in my parent newsletter this week.

C.R. Evers said...

ohhh! I'll have to check that out. thanks for the link!

Christy

Jacqui said...

Nora and Christy, have fun!

sruble said...

Can you suggest a book? Maybe you could send them a copy to look at? It seems like they should have some way to include new books, and I hope they include yours in the future!