Top five books for kids by Northwest authors

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Posted on July 18, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Looking for something to fill time over your children's summer vacation? Delridge librarian Chrissy Knoelke put together of the five best local books for kids from toddler all the way to teenagers.

For toddlers, she suggests No David! by David Shannon. Shannon grew up in Spokane, Wash., and wrote this book about a boy who is constantly being told 'no!'

Next is a picture book by Oregon author Cynthia Rylant. Brownie and Pearl Make Good is a book that features a couple mischievous characters who are able to save the day.

Ramona the Pest come from legendary Beverly Cleary, who is from Oregon but started writing after working as a children's librarian in Yakima, Wash.

Cleary's book are great for a range of ages, and could be used for family read alouds or audio books for road trips.

Seattle author Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants books are a hit with boys and girls. The books feature pranks and practicial jokes -- with lots of comic illustrations.

Finally Pickle is a debut novel for middle school kids from Seattle author Kim Baker. It's about a group of kids that start an after school club all about pranking.

From tots to teens, local authors offer something for kids of all ages this summer.

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