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Celebrate Read Across America Day

The List this week contains librarian-picked books for adults and children.

In celebration of Read Across America week, we asked our local librarians which books would top the list for adults and children. Heather Ketron, Head of Youth Services at Ashburn Library said that it was hard to just pick a few, but that her favorite thing about books is sharing them. Here's what our librarians came up with:

Sheila Colville, Head of Reference at Ashburn Library recommends the following adult fiction books:

  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • One Day by David Nicholls
  • Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
  • Room by Emma Donogue
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson

Heather Ketron, Head of Youth Services, recommends the following:

        Picture Books:

  • Curious George by H. A. Rey
  • Dogzilla by Dav Pilkey
  • The Gardener by Sarah Stewart
  • Hazel’s Amazing Mother by Rosemary Wells
  • Little Blue and Little Yellow by Lio Lionni

        Favorite Read-Aloud Picture Book Authors: (books written by these authors are always crowd-pleasers!)

  • Eric Carle
  • David Shannon
  • Nancy Turfuri
  • Mo Willems
  • Chris Van Allsburg

        Favorite Chapter Books for Older Children:

  • Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers
  • Masterpiece by Elise Broach
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
  • The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg (great illustrations -- use the title and caption for each illustration and then create your own story!)
  • Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
  • Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne

        Favorite Read-Aloud Chapter Book Authors for Older Children:

  • Judy Blume
  • Beverly Cleary
  • Kenneth Grahame
  • Richard Peck
  • George Selden

Happy Read Across America Day!

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