Last summer, ETM covered the Association of Library Service to Children’s lists of recommended books for summer reading and beyond, broken out by age groups. This year, we are not only bringing you the ALSC’s lists for 2017, but we also want to bring attention to a site that was covered in The Washington Post’s May 8th issue, in an article titled, “James Patterson has some ideas on what to do about that summer slide and reading.” James Patterson, the best-selling mystery writer and now children’s book author, launched a new site called Read Kiddo Read, as an effort to keep kids engaged with reading throughout the year (summer included) and avoid the parent-dreaded “summer slide.” Like the ALSC’s site, Patterson’s site also has reading list recommendations broken out by age group, but additionally it has links to helpful educational resources, book reviews, lesson plans for educators, and tips from parents all to help develop and support a child’s love of reading. And, there is, of course, a blog with more special book lists for specific holidays like “Pirate Day” and “National Day of the Dog.” In short, there is never a day that goes by where there isn’t a thematically appropriate book to dive into. Read kiddos read!Below are the ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee’s Summer Reading Lists update complete with new and exciting titles! The lists are composed of books to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer. Some of these books may be available in ebook, audio book, braille, and large print formats so they are accessible to as many different types of special needs as possible.