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Summer Camp Reads

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Whatever you bring to summer camp, it’s important to have fun and share – read aloud to your friends, plan to bring the same book as a best friend, or plan to trade books while you’re at camp! Happy reading and happy camping, kids.
Evangeline of the Bayou Cover Image
By Jan Eldredge, Joseph Kuefler (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062680341
Availability: Special Order
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 1st, 2018

For the kid who wants to tell the best ghost stories:

If your version of scary stories prefers monsters and creepy bayous to ghosts in haunted houses, this book is sure to please. Evangeline has been training to be a “true haunt huntress”, and eagerly anticipating the arrival of her animal familiar. A strange case draws Evangeline and her grandmother to New Orleans and reveals a terrifying secret. What happens next is a story about trusting your gut, following in the footsteps of your ancestors, and facing the most fearsome of fears.

Out of the Wild Night Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545867566
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Scholastic Press - March 27th, 2018

Telling ghost stories in the bunk or around the campfire will always remain a summer favorite. Who better to brink you a “not too scary” but spooky tale than Blue Balliett, author of CHASING VERMEER and THE CALDER GAME. Only the kids can make things right in this eerie tale of the ghost residents on Nantucket Island.

The Lifters Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524764166
Availability: Backordered
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - April 24th, 2018

For the kid who can't get enough adventure:

Dave Eggers brings his signature style to this exciting middle grade mystery and adventure. Trouble is brewing underground and buildings are collapsing into the earth. What’s causing these strange disasters might not be such a mystery to difficult classmate Catalina Catalan, but will she share the truth with newcomer Granite “Gran” Flowerpetal? More importantly, will they be able to save the town, and just possibly the world?

Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062499660
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 15th, 2018

Planning to spend more of your camp time at a lake or beach? Then Lynne Rae Perkin’s book is sure to give you plenty of ideas for aquatic adventure. Relish everything about the summer sun, the sweet sand, and the magic of those long summer days.

Snow & Rose Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553538182
Availability: Backordered
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 10th, 2017

For the kid who loved LAND OF STORIES:

Emily Winfield Martin is known for her dreamily illustrated picture books, but she wows in this retelling of “Snow White and Rose Red”. If your camp is near or in the woods, you’ll fall right into the story of these two sisters. This mesmerizing and romantic tale has everything a modern fairytale needs. The characters are so relatable you might start to imagine the woods surrounding you are enchanted!

Sidetracked Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419726019
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Published: Amulet Books - August 22nd, 2017

For the kid who wants to win every camp competition:

Joseph Friedman is a middle school kid avoiding any type of competition he can, until he’s forced to join the track team. Once he’s forced to be in the race, he starts to see the benefits of competing. He may be the kid who’s used to losing, but he just might surprise himself and finally win. This is a great sports story that emphasizes the importance of healthy competition.

Donner Dinner Party (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #3): A Pioneer Tale Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419708565
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amulet Books - August 6th, 2013

For the kid who loves history:

Guess who’s coming to dinner? This famously macabre story from history gets the Nathan Hale treatment of easy to understand dialogue in action packed comic strip panels. Don’t underestimate the amount of history that’s sneaking in with all the fun.

The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Rome (The Thrifty Guides #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451479600
Availability: Backordered
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - January 30th, 2018

If you’ve already read all of Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales, it’s time to move on to this exciting series. Designed like a travel guide, but filled with fun facts and illustrations, this book covers everything from “how to not get beheaded” to “what are my legal options if I’m fed to the lions at the Colosseum”.

The Red Bandanna (Young Readers Adaptation) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425287620
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2017

For the kid who loves stories about real people:

This gripping story of true heroism follows a young man from his love of athletics, his work as a volunteer firefighter, and his eventual journey to Wall Street. When the Twin Towers are attacked on September, 11, 2001, he’s in them, along with his trusty red bandanna. What he does next is a story that moved not just those he saved, but the nation that learned of his selflessness.

Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374307646
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 6th, 2018

Who better to write a biography of the legendary Madeleine L’Engle than her granddaughters? This new bio shines light on the woman behind the classic A WRINKLE IN TIME. Filled with pictures of a young L’Engle, this is perfect if you’re still hyped up from the recent movie adaption.

Real Friends Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626724167
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: First Second - May 2nd, 2017

For the kid who loves comic books and graphic novels:

Newbery Honor author Shannon Hale and bestselling artist LeUyen Pham team up in this story of cliques, new friends, and “real friends”. When best friends start hanging with new friends, who just happen to be a group of the most popular kids in class, one girl has to ask if she’s “in” or “out”? Will she be able to remain friends with her childhood best friend now that everything has changed? Most importantly, what does being a friend really mean?