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Childrens’ Books and Movies by Barbara Beitz – 
 
If you live near a bookstore, give them a call and ask if they have any children’s events schedule for the summer. I recently attended a wonderful book launch event at our local independent bookstore. A book launch is the celebration of a newly published book. The author typically does a reading and discussion or activity about the book. Books are available for purchase and the author will sign copies. However, it is not necessary to purchase a book to attend a book launch. Book launches and other events can be a great way to introduce your children to local book authors and newly published books. The event I attended featured several wonderful authors representing a wide array of books I thought would be make a great list for summer reading. I’m sure there will be a book on this list for everyone in your family. l
 
Celebrate the 4th of July by Reading Some History books
Whether you enjoy a backyard barbecue, have a neighborhood parade, or watch fireworks in the park, nearly every family in America celebrates America’s Birthday on the Fourth of July. Aside from hot dogs and sparklers, how much do kids really know about Independence Day? These books are fun to read and give kids (and adults) a sense of the importance of this special holiday.
 

Encourage Kids Reading by following reading the book with a Movie
Popular books have been adapted to the big screen for years. While some folks who believe that the film versions detract from the integrity of the original story, there is a place for these movies. If your child has loved a book, it’s always fun to see the different interpretation on film. While it is usually best to read the book first, seeing the movie first can be a wonderful way to introduce reluctant readers to the story. Videos of favorite books can be great entertainment for everyone in the family. Here are some suggestions, including some classic favorites.
 
 
Barbara Bietz

Barbara Bietz

Barbara Bietz -is a children's author, magazine writer, children's book reviewer, and past chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee. She loves talking about the creative process, books and the craft of writing. Her middle grade chapter book, LIKE a MACCABEE, was released in October 2006 (Yotzeret Publishing)  and is a PJ Library selection. Barbara reviews books and has contributed to numerous print and on-line publications. She also teach writing classes for adults. Learn more about Barbara at www.BarbaraBietz.com
Barbara Bietz
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