Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Get a Jump on Summer!

We have had such a teaser with this weather that it almost seems like summer is upon us.  But, alas, it isn't yet.  Try some of these American Library Association recommended books to get a jumpstart on the season.  For a range of ages, these all connect to the experience of summer. Note that some will be released in June.

Among a Thousand Fireflies. By Helen Frost. 2016. 32p. illus. Candlewick, $15.99 (9780763676421). PreS–Gr. 2. 811.
The Bell in the Bridge. By Ted Kooser. Illus. by Barry Root. May 2016. 32p. Candlewick, $16.99 (9780763664817). Gr. 1–3.
The Brightest Stars of Summer. By Leila Howland. May 2016. 368p. Harper, $16.99 (9780062318725). Gr. 5–8.
Camp Dork. By Beth Vrabel. May 2016. 240p. Skyhorse/Sky Pony, $16.99 (9781634501811). Gr. 3–6.
The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island. By Dana Alison Levy. May 2016. 272p. Delacorte, $16.99 (9780553521306); lib. ed., $18.99 (9780553521313). Gr. 4–7.
The First Last Day. By Dorian Cirrone. June 2016. 240p. Aladdin, $17.99 (9781481458139). Gr. 4–6.
Sea Change. By Frank Viva. Illus. by the author. May 2016. 120p. TOON Graphics, $18.95 (9781935179924). Gr. 5–8.
star Some Kind of Happiness. By Claire Legrand. May 2016. 384p. Simon & Schuster, $16.99 (9781442466012). Gr. 4–7.
The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read. By Curtis Manley. Illus. by Kate Berube. July 2016. 32p. Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman, $17.99 (9781481435697). PreS–Gr. 3.
Summer of Lost and Found. By Rebecca Behrens. May 2016. 288p. Aladdin, $16.99 (9781481458962). Gr. 4–6.
Swing Sideways. By Nanci Turner Steveson. May 2016. 288p. Harper, $16.99 (9780062374547). Gr. 5–8.
This Is All Your Fault, Cassie Parker. By Terra Elan McVoy. May 2016. 272p. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen, $16.99 (9780062414496). Gr. 5–8.
star Waiting for High Tide. By Nikki McClure. Illus. by the author. 2016. 48p. Abrams, $19.95 (9781419716560). K–Gr. 2.

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