AP9 Connections Shares Popular Page-Turners for Summer Reading

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AP9 Connections helps parents of young readers to shop for new titles.

School may be out for the summer, but hot fiction and interesting non-fiction titles can keep youngsters’ mental cobwebs away during their three favorite months of the year. Because members of AP9 Connections, a leading discount membership program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC, save money on media purchases, they can add the latest books and award-winning classics to their children’s libraries all summer.

With upcoming trips to the beach, the grandparents or campground, books are a great way to keep grade-school children entertained and intellectually stimulated. AP9 Connections members can access their savings on magazines, books, music and other media at local and national retailers conveniently through DealPass. These discounts can help members add an extra day to that family summer vacation or a visit to a nearby theme park for a day.

If you’re looking for books that will take your kids on new adventures without leaving home, AP9 Connections has a few recommendations.

Kindergarten through third grade:

-- Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride, by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen, is simply about a pig who loves the wide, open road. Young readers will soon find out, however, that Mercy’s joy ride takes a chaotic turn in this brightly illustrated tale.

-- Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook, by Shel Silverstein, features a twist on poetic wordplay about a hare and his friends. Flip-flopped letters provide a rhythmic story that begs to be read aloud.

Grades four through six:

-- Blackbeard: The Pirate King, by J. Patrick Lewis and Michael Ed. Lewis, contains dramatic illustrations and 14 biographical poems about Blackbeard, the notorious 18th-century pirate.

-- Hoot, by Carl Hiaasen, adds another Florida-set, environmentally-conscious caper to his long list of novels — this time for young adults. One part detective story and one part comedy, this title will keep readers hooked.

Grades six through eight:

-- Thief, by Megan Whalen Turner, is a literary book about a young thief named Gen who’s released from prison and ordered to carry out a high-risk heist with the king’s scholar.

-- Chew On This: Everything You Don’t Want to Know About Fast Food, by Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson, takes readers behind the scenes of the fast food industry. Eye-opening details will keep youngsters’ attention while the main mission of the book addresses the impact of fast food and the importance of healthy eating habits.

In addition to saving at their favorite bookstores, members can enjoy savings all year long on movie tickets, at popular restaurants, and theme parks -- which means they stay entertained for less through AP9 Connections.

About AP9 Connections

AP9 Connections is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at DealPass.com, an online portal for Adaptive Marketing membership programs. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs such as AP9 Connections.

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