Patch Picks: Best Books for Kids and Adults

Some of our favorites in honor of Read Across America Day.

In honor of Read Across America Day this week, which coincides with the birthday of Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Suess, readers have helped us put together a list of books to enjoy:

For kids

  • "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd
  • "Bread and Jam for Frances" by Russell Hoban and Garth Williams
  • "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White
  • "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl 
  • "Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories" by Dr. Suess

For older kids 

  • "Harriet The Spy” by Louis Fitzhugh
  • "Are You There God, It's Me Margaret" by Judy Blume 
  • "The Pushcart War" by Jean Merrill
  • "The Gammage Cup" by Carol Kendall 
  • "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeline L'Engle

For Adults 

  • "Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese.
  • "On The Road” by Jack Kerouac  
  • “Siddartha" by Herman Hesse 
  • “Night" by Elie Wiesel 
  • "Wuthering Heights” by Emily Brontë

Add your favorites, too, by posting in the comments section.

Next week's topic is summer camps. We are looking for local/regional camps. Please email your suggestions to midctpatch@gmail.com.


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