One thing you may not know about Alec Baldwin is that he works hard to make sure kids can read. The actor is a longstanding member of the advisory board of the Brooke Jackman Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes literacy for at-risk children in the greater New York area.

Baldwin has teamed up with Reading Rainbow creator Twila Liggett and children's book authors Katie Davis and Stephanie Calmenson to create "Brooke's Best Books," a top 10 list of suggested summer reading material for children.  

This year's list includes classic novels, new books, remakes of traditional tales and even some of the best selections from Reading Rainbow.

One of Baldwin's picks is William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray's classic "Walter the Farting Dog" about - you guessed it - a dog with gas.  He also recommends "Little House on the Prairie" by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Check out other selected summer reading books from each of BJF's advisory committee:

Twila Liggett
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman  
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
Stephanie Calmenson
Amos and Boris by William Steig
Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik, pictures by Maurice Sendak
Katie Davis
Bigger than a Breadbox by Laurel Snyder
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

Erin Jackman
Chester's Way by Kevin Henkes   
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka