If you want a link to a new site that recommends good books to spark a kid's love of reading, you might want to check out James Patterson's new site.
It turns out that this New York Times best-selling author discovered that his own son had become a reluctant reader. So he came up with the idea of creating a website featuring wonderful books kids actualy enjoy reading. And he hired Children's Literature consultant Judy Freeman (author of Books Kids Will Sit Still For) to post 20 reviews a month. Anyone who has heard her talk about books catches her enthusasiam for them -- and her written reviews reflect this, too.
The site is being run by an impressive Board whose members include book editors, publishing executives, and other people connected to the bookselling world, plus Judy Freeman, herself.
Here's an article in Publishing Weekly about this website.
Is Patterson's son still reluctant to read?
No. He's happily devouring books, again.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
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I, too, grew up as a reluctant reader. And my father was the author of over 70 books. Now I write action-adventure and mystery books especially for tween boys. My blog, Books for boys, http://booksandboys.blogspot.com is # 4 on Google today.
Max Elliot Anderson
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