Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer Reading Suggestions!

Explore the Grandeur of America Through Stories and Picture Books

Whether your summer travels are local or international, take some time to experience the magic of America's National Parks in the pages of engaging books that take young readers deep into the redwood forest and up high in the mountains of Yellowstone. For a list of recommendations, check out the Books About Our National Parks list on ReadingRockets.org.

To learn about President Theodore Roosevelt's role in preserving America's wilderness, read  the article "Executive Order for Nature" by Jean Craighead George in the NCBLA's extensive art and literature anthology Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out. And be sure to take a look at the coordinating illustration "America's Wilderness" by David Slonim. Our White House is available in both hardcover and paperback. Ask for it at a bookstore and library near you!

To learn more about America's national parks, visit www.nps.gov, where you can use the search tool to discover which national parks are near you.