With the “End of School Countdown” entering into its final days, my ‘tween has been busy creating a summer reading list. She has chosen to add books that she loved so much she will be reading them again, some that she never had the chance to finish, and others that have sparked her interest.
Sometimes we’ll read aloud together, other times she’ll bring the characters to life for us as she re-tells the stories. Her love for reading is strong, and I’m sure this list will grow quickly. Before it does, I’ll share with you what she has chosen…
#1. Scat by Carl Hiaasen
I’ve read Scat before, but I love it so much, I’m reading it again! I chose this book because it is a mystery (I love mysteries!). Nick and Marta try to find out where Mrs. Starch disappeared to after a school field trip.
#2. A dog’s Way Home by Bobbie Pyron
Abby and Tam get separated when the family is involved in a car accident. This book was hard to read because of how sad and emotional it was. Definitely a good read, just be sure to make it to the end!
#3. The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
I enjoy reading about magic, action, mystery and adventure. This one has all four! This is another re-read!
#4. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
I chose this book because it tells a story of a slave girl about the same age as me. It tells what her life was like as a slave. It helps me to appreciate my family more.
#5. I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson
This story is about a girl that thinks she doesn’t fit in at her school. I’m curious to see if she tries to fit in or if she finds friends who appreciate who she is.
#6. The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
I was half way through this book before I had to put it down. I can’t wait to finish reading it because it’s full of suspense and mystery. I’m looking forward to what the kids do next.
#7. A Tale of Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
I chose this story because its about Hansel and Gretel running away from their story and into 8 other scary fairy tales. Who doesn’t like fairy tales?
#8. Tango by Eileen Beha
I picked out this book because I really enjoy reading about dogs. This one is about an island dog! After looking at a couple pages, it seems sad in parts. I’m hoping for a happy ending!
#9. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
This book may not be for everyone, but Dad says I’m going to love it! It’s got the ingredients of a great book… dragon, magic, action, Orgs, and other imaginary creatures.
There you have it, a great summer reading list from my ‘tween to yours. Don’t forget to check out your local library for their summer reading programs!