summer reading

“Savvy” choice for 2014 Youth One Book, One Denver

Lafayette author Ingrid Law’s lively novel “Savvy,” named a Newbery Honor book in 2009, is the choice for the 2014 Youth One Book, One Denver, the citywide summer reading program for children between 9 and 13. Law said she hopes her book can help bring families together. “It’s just so exciting to get to share my book with summer readers who otherwise maybe wouldn’t read it, or any book,” she said. Young readers chose “Savvy” over two other Colorado finalists: “Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary Things” by Lenore Look, and “The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle” by Avi. Children voted through after-school programs, public libraries and other venues. “Savvy,” about a girl’s effo...

Deals: Summer reading program, library’s used book sale and more

Reading rewards Barnes & Noble’s Summer Reading Program rewards kids with a free book, after they’ve taken eight literary adventures. With help from their parents, kids keep track of the books they’ve read in an “Imagination’s Destination Reading Journal.” Once the list is completed, readers in grade one through six can take it to any participating location and pick out their well-deserved reward from a limited selection of children’s books through Sept. 2. Drink up art The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (1485 Delgany St., 303-298-7554) hopes to entice more visitors with its just-launched “Museum-Quality Drinking,” a mix of discounted admission, premium cocktails and live music in the rooftop garden. Through...

Suggested Summer Reading for Kids of All Ages

In my previous post I talked about the importance of kids reading and engaging in literacy-rich activities over the summer and gave some tips on how to make it fun! While we always encourage kids to choose their own books to read, we find that providing suggested reading lists sometimes helps them along. Here are some books that the Denver Public Library recommends based on this year’s Summer of Reading state-wide themes: “Dig Into Reading” and “Beneath the Surface.”  Many of these selections are new books, classics or from award-winning authors.