Valley Parents: What Kids Are Reading This Summer

Friday, August 03, 2018

Middle-Grade Readers

n The Wild Robot by Peter Brown and its sequel, The Wild Robot Escapes

n The Dog Man graphic novel series by Dav Pilkey

n Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea by Lynne Rae Perkins

n Ban This Book by Alan Gratz

n Family Game Night and Other Catastrophes by Mary E. Lambert 

n Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

n The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor

n Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling 

n Bees: A Honeyed History by Piotr Socha

n Minecraft video game-inspired books, including The Island by Max Brooks and the Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior series by Cube Kid

Younger Readers

n The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt

n Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

n On a Magical Do-Nothing Day by Beatrice Alemagna

n Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty

n After The Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan Santat

n Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick

n The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale

n The Elephant & Piggie series by Mo Willems

n Beach Day by Karen Roosa

n Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

(And of course, the Harry Potter books, the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney remain at the top of everyone’s reading lists.)

— Courtesy of Upper Valley librarians interviewed for this story. Compiled by Eleanor Kohlsaat.