I'm pleased to report that for the next two weeks I'll be a guest expert at PBS Parents, talking about summer reading. My first post went live yesterday: Tips for Encouraging Summer Reading. I share five tips, such as "Always pack up books whenever you go somewhere, for your kids and for yourself (including audiobooks)". I also recommend a few recent middle grade titles that I think are particularly good for summer reading, and point to a number of additional resources (like the PBS Kids/iVillage Summer Reading Community Challenge). If you have a few moments, I hope that you'll check out the post, and use the comments there to share your tips for encouraging kids to read this summer.
Next week I'll be back at PBS Parents with some specific tips for encouraging boys to read this summer.