Monday, July 30, 2012

Summer Reading Suggestions!

Explore the Grandeur of America Through Stories and Picture Books

Whether your summer travels are local or far, far away, 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

For a list of recommended picture books and early readers that feature adventures in the great outdoors, check out "Summer Fun for Little Ones" by Katie Bircher on the Horn Book website. And for a list of books that include engaging summertime escapades for middle-grade kids, take a look at "Great Escapes (some quite literal) for Middle-Grade Summer Reading" by Martha V. Parravano, also on Horn Book.

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, where you can use the search tool to discover which national parks are near you.