When I was growing up, one of the things I enjoyed about summer (besides being outside, riding my bike, playing with my cats, and having lots of time with friends) was having unlimited reading time. That’s still one of the joys of having time off.
There are a few books I’ve read lately that I want to tell you about, so that you can perhaps add them to your summer reading-for-fun list. Nearly all of them are middle grade novels. I’ve listed them alphabetically (I can’t seem to get away from alphabetizing things!) I’ll give you a couple of links so that you can read more, rather than writing a whole post about each. (The link on the title will take you to the author’s website.)
Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley. I love the tag line on the back cover: “You have to believe it to see it.” Check out the Publishers Weekly review, the Kirkus review, and an interview with the author on BookPage.
The Distance to Home by Jenn Bishop. Here are the Publishers Weekly review, the Kirkus review, and an interview with Jenn Bishop on the Swanky Seventeens blog, the blog of a group of authors whose novels will debut this year.
Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science by Jeannine Atkins. Learn more through the Publishers Weekly review, the Kirkus review, and an interview with Jeannine on the Poetry For Children website.
And a picture book to send you into the summer dreaming happily:
Happy summertime reading! See you in the fall!