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Friday, May 25, 2018
SUMMER READING IDEAS FOR STUDENTS
(see school website for links to the below programs)
Adelson Summer Reading Lists, 2018
26 Big Things Small Hands Doby Colleen Paratore
The ABCs of mitzvot.
Beach Babyby Laurie Elmquist
A baby’s day at the beach.
Beautiful Oopsby Barney Saltzberg
Mistakes can be messy, but sometimes they turn into opportunities.
Bim! Sings the Babyby Linda Glaser
No matter how old or young, Shabbat is for everyone.
Clive and his Bagsby Jessica Spanyol
A boy who loves bags of all sorts.
Love You Foreverby Robert Munsch
“I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be,” says a mother to her baby, then toddler, then teenager, then adult son. Roles reverse at book’s end.
The Rooster Who Would Not be Quietby Carmen Agra Deedy
A brave rooster reminds the villagers of the joys of song.
Twenty Yawnsby Jane Smiley
Everyone is tired after a day spent at the beach.
The Whale in my Swimming Poolby Joyce Wan
A boy’s solution to this problem.
The Wheels on the Tuk Tukby Kabir Sehgal
A retelling of the old favorite, set in India.
All Kinds of Strongby Sharon Baker
Small Sadie learns that size does not equal strength.
Aunt Chip and the Great Triple Creek Dam Affairby Patricia Polacco
What will happen when technology takes over the world?
Crowne, an Ode to the Fresh Cutby Derrick Barnes (Caldecott Honor, 2018)
There is nothing more satisfying than the feeling of a new haircut.
A Different Pondby Bao Phi (Caldecott Honor, 2018)
A boy learns of his father’s struggle.
Get a Hit, Mo!By David A. Adler
Mo usually strikes out, but what will happen when the pressure is on and bases are loaded?
It’s Okay to Make Mistakesby Todd Parr
Readers are encouraged to make mistakes and this is where the learning takes place.
Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed by Leslea Newman
An unlikely musical talent emerges in the midst of a noisy, bustling metropolis.
Marta, Big and Smallby Jen Arena
Marta explores opposites in Spanish and English.
This is Itby Daria Peoples-Riley (local author) For budding dancers or anyone who aspires to play sports or perform, a story about self-reliance.
This is My Dollhouseby Giselle Potter
A young girl’s homemade dollhouse is compared to her friend’s store-bought one.
A Friendly Town That’s Almost Always by the Ocean!,M. Shelley Coats and Kir Fox
A quirky fantasy about fitting in.
Never That Farby Carol Lynch Williams
Libby deals with the loss of her grandfather.
Hello, Universeby Erin Entrada Kelly (Newbery winner, 2018)
Four storylines converge with the hunt for a missing child the catalyst.
Chasing Helicityby Ginger Zee
For adventure seekers: a girl obsessed with weather finds herself in the middle of a destructive storm.
One Hundred Spaghetti Strings by Jen Nails
A 5thgrade chef uses cooking in an attempt to bring her broken family back together.
Savvyby Ingrid Law
In this family, on the 13thbirthday of each child, a special power is revealed to him or her.
Trials of Apolloseries by Rick Riordan
For fans of Percy Jackson, another awesome fantasy series from Riordan.
Like Bug Juice on a Burgerby Julie Sternberg
Eleanor is sent to summer camp for the first time and does not like the food (among other things) at all.
Julia’s Kitchenby Brenda A. Ferber
Through the pain of loss, Cara finds comfort in her Jewish beliefs and in the recipes from her mother’s baking business.
Best Friends for NeverbyAdrienne Maria Vrettos
Breakoutby Kate Messner
After two inmates break out of a maximum-security prison in her town, Nora’s world may never be the same.
Forget Me Notby Ellie Terry
A seventh-grader with Tourette’s syndrome struggles with fitting in, only to find out that her life is about to change, once again.
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactusby Dusti Bowling
A girl born with no arms navigates her way through her first year at a new school.
Life, Afterby Sarah Darer Littman
Argentinian Jews relocate to New York City and struggle as immigrants.
Like a Riverby Kathy Cannon Weichman
Three narratives intersect in this riveting historical novel about the horrors of the Civil War.
Mockingbirdby Kathryn Erskine
An autistic girl struggles to find normalcy after a tragic shooting.
The Stars Beneath our Feetby David Barclay Moore
A seventh-grader is tempted to join a gang and finds solace in building an enormous Lego sculpture with an unlikely acquaintance.
Ugliesseries by Scott Westerfeld
A world in which teens are made “pretty,” “ugly” or “special” when they reach a milestone birthday.
Without Refugeby Jane Mitchell
Modern-day, coming-of-age while attempting to flee war-torn Syria into Greece.
All the Ways the World Can Endby Abby Sher
A young woman deals with a great loss.
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
The first in a new fantasy series from the author of the Spiderwick Chronicles.
Far from the Treeby Robin Benway (National Book Award winner, 2017)
The story of a young woman’s adoption.
Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruitby Jaye Robin Brown
A gay teen is forced back into the closet.
I Have Lost my Wayby Gayle Forman
Fans of If I Staywill be glad to pick up this similar, equally thrilling title.
People Like Usby Dana Mele
A psychological thriller set in a competitive, girls’ private school.
Rebel Seoulby Axie Oh (local author)
A fast-pasted sci-fi set in South Korea.
Son of Hamasby Mosab Hassan Yousef
(Nonfiction) The son of one of the founders of Hamas turns undercover agent for the Israeli secret service.
True Believerby Virginia Euwer Wolff
During her junior year, LaVaughn struggles with pressure to join a religious cult, falls in love, and identifies her ambitions.
Weregirl series by Cathleen Davit Bell
Track star turned Werewolf.