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Cool Summer Reads 2017 (3rd-5th grade)

What's a great way to chill out during the summer? Pick a book from this cool list of summer reads!

  • All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook

    2016 by Leslie Connor

    What makes a home? For eleven-year-old Perry it’s a prison. And believe it or not, he never wants to leave.

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  • The Bolds

    2016 by Julian Clary

    The Bold family is great. They’re just like you and me, but if that's true, why do they have tails tucked into their clothes? And will they ever stop laughing?

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  • It Ain't so Awful, Falafel

    2016 by Firoozeh Dumas

    Cindy is trying to fit into her new life in California after moving from Iran in the 1970’s. But when Iran takes Americans hostage fitting in is not so easy.

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  • The Magic Thief

    2008 by Sarah Prineas

    Conn should have died when he picked the pocket of a powerful wizard. Why didn’t he? And what, or who, is stealing all the magic?

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  • Masterminds

    2015 by Gordon Korman

    The town is a little too perfect, the people in it a little too good. And, when Eli rides his bike to the edge of town one day, things become a little too shocking.

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  • Mighty Jack

    2016 by Ben Hatke

    Imagine Jack’s and Maddy’s surprise when the seeds they planted in their garden grow into biting pumpkins, onion babies, and creatures with hands that reach out and grab. And then there’s the dragon…

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  • The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher

    2014 by Dana Alison Levy

    A year in the life of a family—a family with problems and stress, but a family who loves and supports one another. The family Fletcher is made up of two dads, four adopted boys, and a wide array of pets. In addition to daily adventures, the family must learn to deal with their cranky neighbor.

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  • Nine, Ten : A September 11 Story

    2016 by Nora Raleigh Baskin

    Four kids from different parts of the country intersect in the days before and after the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001.

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  • The Poet's Dog

    2016 by Patricia MacLachlan

    Teddy rescues two kids from a blizzard. As they begin to thaw out, they realize that Teddy (a dog!) is speaking to them. Are they the only ones who can understand him?

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  • Save Me a Seat

    2016 by Sarah Weeks

    Joe and Ravi both have trouble fitting in to their fifth grade class—and being bullied does not make it any easier.

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  • What Was Ellis Island?

    2014 by Patricia Demuth

    So many of our families have come to America from other countries. From 1892 to 1954 they had to enter through Ellis Island. Did yours?

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  • The Wild Robot

    2016 by Peter Brown

    Roz can’t remember how she got to the island, but she knows she needs to survive this wild place—which is not so easy for a robot.

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