Do you remember last year, when the jurors actually declined to name a Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction? That did not happen in 2013! A winner was announced last week, and the award goes to? Adam Johnson's extraordinary novel set in North Korea, The Orphan Master's Son. You can read my review here. Need more incentive to see what the fuss is about? Check out The Morning News 2013 Tournament of Books.
There are a lot of great books for kids that aren't necessarily kids's books. Does that make sense? This list may help to clarify: 28 books every geek should read to their kid before age 10. I don't think it's necessary that you identify as a geek to appreciate it, but I think it's a great list to inspire parents to share a love of reading with their kids.
Banned books week isn't until September, but I always find it fascinating to see what titles are the most frequently challenged each year. Here is 2012's list. Be a rebel--read them anyway.