Feed the Favorite-Author Addiction
Once your kids finds a writer they love, they may want to read all of his or her books -- a great excuse for a trip to the library or an opportunity for book swapping among friends and classmates. Here are some good bets for favorites. Younger kids: Dav Pilkey (The Adventures of Captain Underpants), Beverly Cleary ("Beezus and Ramona"). Middle grade: Kate DiCamillo ("Because of Winn-Dixie"), Neil Gaiman ("The Graveyard Book"). Tweens and teens: Judy Blume ("Are You There God, It's Me Margaret") and Sarah Dessen ("Just Listen"). — Common Sense Media
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