Today all 850 Patch sites nationwide launch their Summer Reading Guides to encourage children of all ages to read.
The Summer Reading Guides launch with a list of recommended books for four age groups.
The guides are a partnership with novelist James Patterson and his ReadKiddoRead project.
Click on the links below to read the first reading lists for each age group:
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