In our ongoing search for the best in summer reading recommendations, we bring you a selection from the American Library Association (ALA).
- Library Fact Sheet #17 - Perhaps the ALA needs some help with catchy titles. Click on the "summer reading" link for lists for children and adults. Fun fact from this fact sheet - summer reading programs have been around since the 1800's
- Library Fact Sheet #23 - What happened in fact sheets #18-22? We may never know. But this one gives the ALA's Greatest Hits reading recommendation lists.
- Children's Summer Reading - from the Association for Library Service to Children
- Recommended (but not part of ALA) Choices reading lists for children and young adults from the International Reading Association
- Great Reads Blog - which happens to be featuring "Books That Will Make You Cancel Your Camping Trip"
- Book Groups - List of Lists - recommended sites for finding the best of book group picks.
- Booklist Online - Round up of featured book reviews and blogs, published by ALA
And speaking of libraries - our own Kellogg Hubbard Library had a great event Wednesday night with political cartoonist Jeff Danziger. We learned that he tries to send out two cartoons per day. It begins with listening to the BBC at 4:00 am. Want more insights into political cartooning? Check out his brand new book The Conscience of a Cartoonist: