In our article on page 16, we discussed the importance of making sure your kids continue to read over the summer. To help you keep them engaged, we’ve composed a list of highly anticipated children’s books, young adult novels, and approved books for all ages this summer:
“Bubble Trouble” by Tom Percival
This follows the tale of two friends who make bubble-blowing a competition. When the competition goes south and they both lose, they work together to make the world’s largest bubble.
“Clark the Shark: Afraid of the Dark” Bruce Hale.
Clark the Shark is afraid of the dark. Clark is having his first sleepover when his friends start telling scary stories, so Clark makes up a little jingle to help him stay cool in front of his friends. Moral of the story: friends can help you conquer fears.
“My Kind of Crazy” by Robin Reul
This one is already getting praise from the fans of John Green and Jennifer Niven. The story follows Hank Kirby, a guy who just can’t seem to catch a break. He tried to ask a girl to prom with sparklers in her yard and accidentally almost burns down her house. On top of that, he befriends an aspiring pyromaniac Peyton Breedlove, creating a rather strange and challenging friendship
“The Glittering Court” by Richelle Mead
Vampire Academy author Richelle Mead launches a new series beginning with “The Glittering Court.” This series melds Elizabethan courts with the frontier worlds and a topping of romance to create an interesting storyline. Countess Adelaide escape her arranged marriage and now must begin lessons at “The Glittering Court”, a business venture/finishing school to survive in her new world.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child By J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany
Regardless of how old your “baby” is, if he or she is a fan of the Harry Potter series, rest assured this will be on a wish list. . The Cursed Child picks up after the bonus scene in Deathly Hallows Part 2 with Harry employed at the Ministry of Magic, married to Ginny and a father of 3. Both Harry and his middle son Albus struggle with their family legacy and against the darkness.