Monday, July 22, 2013

Summer Reading Suggestions for Kids

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Stitch Head

by Guy Bass
Illustrated by Pete Williamson
Age Level8-11 Years
Reading Level  Grades 3-4
In the frightening, maze-like dungeon laboratory deep within Castle Grotteskew, mad scientist Professor Erasmus brings his bizarre experiments to life. His first creation, Stitch Head, has long been forgotten. But when a traveling circus ringmaster promises to make him a star, Stitch Head is torn between his almost-life in the castle and the promise of fame outside its walls. But before he can decide what to do, the professor’s latest monstrous creation has smashed its way to freedom . . . and Stitch Head is the only one who can stop it.

Bear Says "Thank You"

by Michael Dahl
Illustrated by Oriol Vidal
Age Level2-4 Years
Reading Level Grades 1-2
Bear uses his manners while working on a craft project for his mom.

by Michael Dahl
2-4 Years
 Grades PreK-K
Little Dino must learn that even though he has nice, sharp teeth, he can’t bite anything — or anyone — he wants to.

by Marci Peschke
Illustrated by Tuesday Mourning
Age Level6-8 Years
Reading Level  Grades 2-3
Kylie Jean needs money, so she decides to start selling cupcakes. But her doggie cupcakes can fund a really important cause—helping orphan dogs at the shelter!

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

by Charles Reasoner
Illustrated by Marina Le Ray

Age Level1-3 Years
Reading Level Grades PreK-PreK

Illustrator Charles Reasonor's charming version of the traditional nursery rhyme Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. Word balloons add a touch of sweet humor to a familiar tale.

Princess Addison Gets Angry

by Molly Martin
Illustrated by Mélanie Florian
Age Level2-6 Years
Reading LevelGrades PreK-1
When Princess Addison doesn’t get what she wants, she becomes Princess Angry.

Third Grade Mix-Up

by Michele Jakubowski
Illustrated by Luisa Montalto

Age Level6-8 Years
Reading Level Grades 1-3

When Sidney Fletcher moves to Oak Grove, things get a little strange for Sydney Greene. Not only does Sydney share a name with a boy, but he's in her third-grade class! First-day-of-school drama has them at odds, but Sidney and Sydney soon find out that they share more than just their names. Can boys and girls actually be friends?!

Zeke Meeks vs the Super Stressful Talent Show

by D.L. Green
Illustrated by Josh Alves
Age Level7-10 Years
Reading Level  Grades 2-2
Zeke's teacher is at it again. This time, Mr. McNutty is making the whole class be in a talent show. Normally, Zeke wouldn't worry about having a great act, but something amazing is at stake: the winner of the talent show will get advice from reality TV star, Brassy Glass. Zeke can't sing, he can't dance, and he really can't juggle. So what can he possibly do to win a moment with his hero?

Rudyard Kipling's Just So Comics: Tales of the World's Wildest Beasts

by Rudyard Kipling
Illustrated by Pedro Rodriguez
Age Level8-11 Years
Reading LevelGrades 3-6
Ever wonder how the leopard got his spots or how the elephant got his trunk? Well, look no further! In this comics compilation of Just So Stories, famed author and worldwide explorer Rudyard Kipling travels from the Horn of Africa to the deserts of India and discovers the truth behind four of the world’s wildest beasts.

Heart of War

Age Level9-13 Years
Reading LevelGrades 4-8

A heart-pounding, action-packed tale of combat and kinship skillfully crafted by United States Marine Corps veteran and acclaimed comics writer M. Zachary Sherman (SOCOM: SEAL Team Seven). Follow the Donovans through four generations of American wars — from World War II to the War in Afghanistan — where each explosive moment defines the future of this military family.


Age Level9-13 Years
Reading LevelGrades 4-8
Two friends, torn apart. Soli and Lucy argue, and then Lucy disappears, taken by the faeries who live in the forest near their homes. Can Soli save her friend, even if it means facing the biggest dangers she's ever experienced?

Goodnight Baseball

Age Level4-7 Years
Reading Level  Grades PreK-2

From the arrival at the stadium to the last goodnight, Goodnight Baseball is a sweet, nostalgic tale—told in gentle, fun rhyme—about the thrill of a baseball game.

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Disclaimer: I received complimentary copies for my honest opinion. No compensation was offered.

1 comment:

  1. thinking about picking up Rudyard Kipling's Just So Comics: Tales of the World's Wildest Beasts! it looks right up my step daughters ally!


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