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Book Selections for National Read Across America Day

Librarians and booksellers share reading reading choices for adults and children.

Jefferson County Library, Northwest Branch, 5680 State Rd. PP, High Ridge.

  • For kids, the branch manager always suggests Dr. Seuss books such as “Green Eggs and Ham.” For adults, she suggests “The Dispossessed” by Ursula K. Le Guin. 

St. Louis County Library, Meramec Valley Branch, 625 New Smizer Mill Rd., Fenton.

  • Continuing the Dr. Seuss theme, it recommended “Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?” For adults, a modern book was suggested, such as one by James Patterson. 

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 721 Gravois Rd., Fenton

  • The staff recommended for a teen or young adult “Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins. For adults, try “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett. 

Jefferson County Library, Arnold Branch, 1701 Missouri State Rd., Arnold

  • Several members of this staff compiled a list of their personal suggestions. For a children’s chapter book check out The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo and for adults try Time and Again by Jack Finney. 

St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Frontenac

  • These experts recommended The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein for adults and An Abundance of Katherines by John Green for kids in high school. 

Pudd’nHead Books, 37 S. Old Orchard Ave., Webster Groves

  • The manager recommended her current favorite books. For kids,  Ponyella by Laura Numeroff and A Discovery of Witches by Deborah E. Harkness for adults.

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