Aug 5, 2013 — Earlier this summer, NPR's Backseat Book Club — our book club for young readers — asked you to weigh in on your favorite books for kids age 9-14. We heard from more than 2,000 of you, and our expert panel has whittled your hundreds and hundreds of nominations down to a list of 100 great reads.
Jun 22, 2013 — Patterson is best-known for his thrillers, but he also takes readers into the gritty, perilous underbelly of summer camp. His new book for young readers, Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill, features childhood bullying, "loser" campers and fart jokes.
Jul 29, 2011 — When newlywed Thayer Wentworth moves into her deceased grandmother's house, she begins to question whether her husband is really the man she thought he was. Ann Rivers Siddons' Burnt Mountain debuts at No. 13.
Jul 28, 2011 — NPR coverage of Burnt Mountain by Anne Rivers Siddons. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 19, 2008 — A new book titled Camp Camp: Where Fantasy Island Meets Lord of the Flies is an ode to the time of year when kids swarm to camps with appropriated Native American names and sweaty cabins filled with bunk beds and the spoils of independence.
Dec 14, 2005 — Day to Day reporter Karen Grigsby Bates, doing double duty as literary editor, shares her list of books that would make great gifts for the holidays.