Dear Amy: Now that school is out, I want to do some fun reading over the summer. How do I decide what to read? – James S., Vancouver
Dear James: I like to read over the summer, too, when I don’t have schoolwork. Going to your local library is a good place to begin, because you can browse book covers and check out anything you want for free. You can also ask friends what they are reading.
Popular movies are often based on books, such as “Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief,” percyjacksonbooks.com, or “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.” You can usually find out more details about the characters when you read the book that a movie was based on.
There are also reading lists online to help you find good books. DogoBooks, dogobooks.com, is one of my favorite sites because it allows me to find the newest books and search by genre and reading level. There are even reviews by kids my own age so I can find out what they recommend. One of my favorite mystery series is the “Sisters Grimm.” These are not your grandma’s fairy tales!
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