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In celebration of Read Across America Day, Marple Public Library suggests five books for both adults and children.

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This week, Marple Newtown Patch is helping you gear up for Read Across America Day. It is the National Education Association’s reading celebration, which takes place each year on, or near, March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Across the country, thousands of libraries, schools and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, adults, and books. Marple Newtown Patch asked a local librarian for suggestions to lead you to the perfect read.

Jennifer Stock, the assistant director at , suggests a few of her favorite books.

For Adults

Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution by Michelle Moran

The Paris Wife: A Novel by Paula McLain

The Sherlockian by Graham Moore

For Kids

Spring is Here! by Will Hillenbrand

Dino-Baseball by Lisa Wheeler

Deborah Lillard March 01, 2011 at 12:35 PM
If you are like millions of Americans, each year you resolve to get organized in some part of your life. I have 2 books that I believe can help: Absolutely Organized - A Mom's Guide to a No-Stress Schedule & Clutter Free Home, and Absolutely Organize Your Family. In each book I identify a common problem for parents, tell a related story and offer a few solutions. The solutions are not just products, but processes and systems. As your children get older it's important to teach them organizing skills to get their schoolwork done on time, and manage their own stuff and schedules. That's the focus of Absolutely Organize Your Family. Both are easy to read, colorful and practical reference books. Ihope you check them out!
Bretany Pilko March 01, 2011 at 03:39 PM
Here are some of my favorite books I have read with book club and on the side: Snow Flower and The Secret Fan A Thousand Splendid Suns The Glass Castle The Road Loving Frank The Devil in the White City The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. (the whole trilogy is amazing!) The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society The Middle Place Shutter Island The Help The Red Tent Cutting For Stone The Hunger Games trilogy The Book Thief


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