Summer Reading for Kids (and Kids at Heart)


NEW YORK (MainStreet)—Did you know that actual adults, not teens, are the largest consumers of YA novels? Or that vampire books may have jumped the shark? Leila Sales, an associate editor at Penguin Young Readers Group and the author of three young adult novels published by Simon & Schuster--Mostly Good Girls, Past Perfect and the forthcoming This Song will Save Your Life--leant her expertise to talk with MainStreet about what your kids (and you) should be reading this summer, beyond Twilight. Check out the videos below.

Young Adult Novels: Check out Sarah Dessen's The Moon and More, Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave and more below.

Middle Grade Books: This is the largest category for children's books with options such as Katherine Applegate's The One and Only Ivan and R.J. Palacio's Wonder.

Picture Books: Let's face it, your toddler doesn't want to tap an iPad exclusively. Give your kid something tactile and engaging like Lemony Snicket's The Dark or Bink & Gollie: Best Friends Forever by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee.

Written by Ross Kenneth Urken for MainStreet

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