Book Suggestions For Children And Young Adults

School may be out, but the season of summer reading is in full swing. Whether your kids are reluctant readers or literature lovers, we’ve got suggestions for series, picture books and novels the whole family can read together at the beach or in the backyard hammock.

Monica Hesse’s Picks

For Middle Graders
  • Boys Camp: Zack's Story

    By Cameron Dokey

    Sky Pony

    Buy

  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

    By Chris Grabenstein

    Random House Books for Young Readers

    Buy

  • Paperboy

    By Vince Vawter

    Delacorte Books for Young Readers

    Buy

  • For 12 And Up
  • Now I'll Tell You Everything (25) (Alice)

    By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

    Atheneum Books for Young Readers

    Buy

  • Code Name Verity

    By Elizabeth Wein

    Disney-Hyperion

    Buy

  • Allegiant

    By Veronica Roth

    Katherine Tegen Books

    Buy

  • Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)

    By Orson Scott Card

    Tor Science Fiction

    Buy

  • Stray (A Stray Book)

    By Monica Hesse

    Hot Key Books

    Buy

  • Edie Ching’s Picks

    Picture Books
  • Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes

    By Roseanne Greenfield Thong

    Chronicle Books

    Buy

  • Stripes of All Types

    By Susan Stockdale

    Peachtree Publishing Company

    Buy

  • For 2-5 Graders
  • Kelsey Green, Reading Queen (Franklin School Friends)

    By Claudia Mills

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

    Buy

  • Boys Camp: Zack's Story

    By Cameron Dokey

    Sky Pony

    Buy

  • Nelson Mandela

    By Kadir Nelson

    Katherine Tegen Books

    Buy

  • For 6-8 Graders
  • The Runaway King (The Ascendance Series)

    By Jennifer A. Nielsen

    Scholastic Press

    Buy

  • For High Schoolers
  • The Tragedy Paper

    By Elizabeth Laban

    Knopf Books for Young Readers

    Buy

  • Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)

    By Wes Moore

    Delacorte Books for Young Readers

    Buy

  • For The Whole Family
  • The World Is Waiting For You (Barbara Kerley Photo Inspirations)

    By Barbara Kerley

    National Geographic Children's Books

    Buy

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