James Patterson Recommends His Favorite Kids Books of the Year

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By Dianna Dilworth Comment

jamespaAuthor James Patterson has shared his recommended reading list for kids with The Washington Post.

The bestselling author’s choices include titles: Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein, The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus, Book 4) by Rick Riordan and The Sasquatch Escape by Suzanne Selfors.

Patterson explains why he picked each book. Check it out:

Mr. Lemoncello’s library is definitely the coolest one in the world, and this is a story kids everywhere will love. The library has holograms and hover ladders — it’s even got an Imax theater! It has drawn comparisons to “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” but Chris Grabenstein’s story really celebrates the magic of libraries and books. It will even teach you how to understand the Dewey decimal system and impress all your friends. You’ll want to plan a family trip to the local library when you reach the last page. Grabenstein has created something truly special, and I swear I’m not biased despite our previous collaborations on “I Funny” and “Treasure Hunters.”