08/11/2011 04:30 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Last Gasp Summer Reading Suggestions for Kids [VIDEO]

It is August and an odd time for kids. While some are still at camp, at the pool, on family vacations, and otherwise relaxing, others are heading back to school. Wherever they are they are probably doing a bit of reading, some because they want to and some because they have to. Thinking particularly of the latter I asked my friend Betsy Bird, a New York City librarian and well-known children's lit blogger, if she'd like to join me in suggesting a few final fun reads. She did and so here is an entertaining video featuring the two of us, a bunch of books, and the occasional baby sound effects. Enjoy!

Last Gasp Summer Reading Suggestions for Kids from Elizabeth Bird on Vimeo.

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