How to raise a book lover in the digital age

Posted at 12:35 PM, Jun 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-05 12:35:36-04

Brooklyn Public Library is kicking off its Summer Reading Program with a free community event on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Central Branch in Grand Army Plaza from 10:30am-3:30pm.  The event will feature all day fun for families and includes a special appearance by the cast of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.”
Rachel Payne, Brooklyn Public Library’s Coordinator of Early Childhood Services is her to discuss raising a book lover in the digital age and share recommended summer reads that kids will love.
Rachel recommends 5 books that today’s kids will love:

Preschool: Get the book and the app and compare them with your child.
-Book: Moo, Baa, La La La! by Sandra Boynton
-App: Moo, Baa, La La La! by Sandra Boynton, Loud Crow Interactive Inc.
Kindergarten-2nd Grade: Get a book and an app about the same topic.
– Book: Bats at the Library by Brian Lies
– App: Bats: Furry Fliers of the Night by Mary Kay Carson, developed by Bookerella and Story Worldwide
Grades 3-5: Graphic novels are great for app-enjoying and computer game-loving kids.
– Book: “Legends of Zita The Spacegirl”
-After reading graphic novels, encourage kids to create their own comics online.  There are several graphic novel or comic strip generator websites like or
Middle School: Some books for kids and teens have online components that accompany them.
-Book: 39 Clues (series) by various authors, published by Scholastic.  Each book in this bestselling scavenger hunt features trading cards kids can use to unlock mysteries on an online game:
High School: There are some very cool book apps coming out using classic texts!
-App: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, adapted by Dave Morris, developed by Inkle Studios, Profile Books
For all details on the event and for a full list of recommended summer reading for all ages, visit