Mother in Hammock with two kids

Summer Reading List 2014

Executive Editor Book Buzz

Recommended Books for Middle Grade Readers

Mother in Hammock with two kidsAh, summer, sweet summer!  Just because you are tossing the textbooks and homework, doesn’t mean that there won’t be reading on the hammock or at the beach.  (Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater!)  If your library is launching its annual summer reading program, then we have a few suggestions from a variety of categories to help you get a start.  These are all books our reviewers have loved.

Graphic Novels

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Astronaut Academy

Fairy Tale Comics

Rapunzel’s Revenge

Primates

Time-tested Classics

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Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang  (Did you know this was written by the author of the James Bond novels?)

Sign of the Beaver

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

The Phantom Toll Booth

Non-Fiction

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Bomb

Small Steps:  The Year I Got Polio

The Candy Bomber

Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World  (Did you know that August 2014  is the 100th anniversary of this expedition?)

Contemporary Fiction

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Samphire Song

Eight Keys

Alice-Miranda on Vacation

Cheesie Mack Is Not a Genius or Anything

Fanciful Fiction

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The Death Catchers

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

The Fellowship of Alien Detection

Ordinary Magic

Powerless

The Newest Fiction (Released in the last year)

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A Snicker of Magic

The Rithmatist

Spirit Animals Book 1:  Wild Born  (If you fall in love with this series, the 4th book will be released in June!)

The Escape

The Mark of the Dragonfly

The Inventor’s Secret

 

Happy Summer Reading! – Cindy M., Executive Editor