Summer is a time for playing outdoors, watching baseball and checking off your summer reading list.
If a trip to the or is in your future, check out these 2012 Summer Reading guides that Patch developed in partnership with James Patterson, the award-winning author.
Patterson had 19 consecutive No. 1 New York Times bestselling novels. He offers reviews of kids books and more on his website, ReadKiddoRead.com.
We've got four age-appropriate lists of books for summer reading.
Once you've seen the lists, we want to know: What are your kids reading this summer? What did you think of this list? Are there other books that should make it to the list? Share your reading experiences with us and post a comment below!