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Mrs. Laura Bush's 2020 Summer Reading List

Guest Article by: 
Laura Bush
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Now, more than ever, it is important to keep children engaged in reading. This summer reading list includes picks for the youngest readers through middle schoolers – with topics ranging from race and kindness, to staying true to yourself, to the special bond of sisterhood — ensuring all readers are kept entertained throughout the summer and into the school year.

- From the Bush Center website


Books For Youngest Readers

A is for Apple Cover Image
By Tiger Tales, Georgie Birkett (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781589258723
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Tiger Tales - September 6th, 2011

Little Blue Truck (padded board book) Cover Image
By Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780358211785
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - July 7th, 2020

Sisters First Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316534789
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 12th, 2019

Mae Among the Stars Cover Image
By Roda Ahmed, Stasia Burrington (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062651730
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: HarperCollins - January 9th, 2018

Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes Cover Image
By Eva Chen, Derek Desierto (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250297266
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Feiwel & Friends - November 6th, 2018

Hair Love Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525553366
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kokila - May 14th, 2019

All Are Welcome Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525579649
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 10th, 2018

 


Books For Elementary School Readers


The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family Cover Image
By Ibtihaj Muhammad, Hatem Aly (Illustrator), S. K. Ali (With)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316519007
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation Cover Image
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9781419710544
Availability: Backordered
Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 6th, 2014

A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation Cover Image
By Barry Wittenstein, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443314
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Neal Porter Books - August 27th, 2019

The Wild Robot Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316382007
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020

Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 14) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419739033
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 5th, 2019

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780307931474
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Yearling - June 24th, 2014

The Year of Billy Miller Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062268143
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Greenwillow Books - May 26th, 2015

Stella Díaz Never Gives Up (Stella Diaz) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250229113
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 14th, 2020


Books For Middle School Readers


Best Friends (Real Friends #2) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250317469
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: First Second - August 27th, 2019

Bud, Not Buddy Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780440413288
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Yearling - January 8th, 2002

New Kid Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

Inside Out and Back Again Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780061962790
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: HarperCollins - January 2nd, 2013

Brown Girl Dreaming Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147515827
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - October 11th, 2016