Friday, May 4, 2018

Summer Reading List 2018

It is hard to believe that it is May!!!  Every year I compile a summer reading list for families.  By no means is this a perfect list.  I did notice that there are more books for older middle grade and middle school.  My wish is that I could have a lot of these so the kids could select a couple to take home for the summer.  However, finding funding for this is very difficult.  

If you want to suggest books as well I know families will love that.  Have a fantastic summer of reading.

The Perfect Score by Rob Buyea 
The Wild Robot Escapes byPeter Brown(Author / Illustrator)
The Losers Club by Andrew Clement
As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds
***Miles Morales Spiderman by Jason Reynolds 
 ***AnythingWritten by Jason Reynolds 
***Crossover and Rebound by Kwame Alexander
The Creativity Project by Colby Sharp (this book everyone should read and try!!!
***Greetings From Witness Protection by Jake Burt
Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
by Liesl Shurtliff (the other ones are hilarious as well)
Refugee by Alan Gratz
Flying Lesson & Other Stories by Ellen Oh
Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Caraya
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Nate Expectations by Tim Federle (this is the third of a trilogy. I’d start with Better Nate Than Ever.
***How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generationby Maureen Johnson
***Ghost Boysby Jewell Parker Phodes
The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands
***Well That was Awkward by Rachel Vail
***The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz ZafÓn (SCARY!!! his other YA books are wonderful too.)
The Julian Chapters and other short storiesby R.J. Palacio (These are only available on Amazon, but they are $1.99)The author has a group of books that tie into Wonder which are wonderful
***Brown Girl Dreaming Jacqueline Woodson
Stay Where You Are & Then Leave by John Boyne (His others are wonderful as well!)
The Penderwicks (series) by Jeanne Birdsall
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
The  Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman 
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
(Neil Gaiman was inspired by The Jungle Book when he wrote The Graveyard Book.  Read both and compare them!)
Harry Potter by JK Rowling
***Older reader!