Sunday, May 19, 2013

summer reads 2013

Read the books you love.

Summer Reading:

Whether or not you are reading along with the book BOMB by Steve Sheinkin this summer, here's a list of awesome books to help you beat the Summer Slide.

Light & Breezy Reads:

Platypus Police Squad by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Timmy Failure by Stephan Pastis
Justin Case by Rachel Vail
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Stick Dog by Tom Watson

Great Reads:

Navigating Early by Claire Vanderpool
Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood
Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis
Hold Fast by Blue Balliett
Deadweather and Sunrise by Geoff Rodkey
Rump by Liesl Shurliff
The Center of Everything by Linda Urban
Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead
Bystander by James Preller
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
The Classroom: the epic documentary by Robin Mellom
May B by Caroline Starr Rose
Savvy by Ingrid Law
Dark Lord: The Early Years by Jamie Thomson
Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles de Lint
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
Kepler's Dream by Juliet Bell
Survivors: The Empty City by Erin Hunter
One For The Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

For a Challenge:

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Colin Fischer by Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz
The Book Thief by Mark Zusak 
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Every Day by David Levithan
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani


A Drop of Water by Walter Wick
We Are the Ship by Kadir Nelson
BOMB by Steve Sheinkin
Amelia Lost by Candace Fleming
Wheels of Change by Sue Macy

A great book to read together with your teen is The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker.
“It still amazes me how little we really knew. . . . Maybe everything that happened to me and my family had nothing at all to do with the slowing. It’s possible, I guess. But I doubt it. I doubt it very much." ~The Age of Miracles 

Summer is the perfect time to read the books you love.


  1. Thanks for the suggestions Patty!!

    1. Since he just finished his unit on water, Mac should try and get 'A Drop of Water' by Walter Wick at the library.