Wondering what to read this summer? ARC to the rescue!
Danielle says that The Storm Makers by Jennifer E. Smith, is the best book she’s read recently and would like to read it again!
She loves the cover and her favorite character is Ruby “because she figures out the science of everything.”
Danielle also recommends: The Summer I learned to fly by Dana Reinhardt
Paige Turner recommends The Whipping Boy, by Sid Fleischman, which was a Newbery winner in 1987
She picked it up at the suggestion of her enrichment teacher and was pleasantly surprised. Her advice: “this is a book you may not want to read but you should because it is a classic”. However, she also said she liked it from the beginning (and it’s short!). Her favorite character is the resourceful Jemmy. If you haven’t explored the Newbery winners, this might be a good one to help get you acquainted!
If you haven’t read The Hunger Games yet, there are only 42 holds on the 20 copies this library owns. The Large Print version has 27 holds on 23 copies and the audio version has 18 holds on 7 copies. Our own Alice Zoe Zandran (you know who you are!) highly recommends this book by Suzanne Collins. “It was awesome! I read it in 3 days. It would have been less, but I wanted to remember every detail. I cannot wait to read the second book, Catching Fire. It is so good, it keeps you on the edge of your seat. The most amazing Best. Book. Ever, in all the Universe.
Angel recommends Child of the Mountains by Marilyn Shank
And Out in Left Field by Don Lemna
Something you should know about Angel: she knows her horse stories! Right now she’s working her way through the Horse Dairies and the Phantom Stallion series by Terri Farley which take place in Hawaii. But she also recommends the Nancy Drew mysteries and A Wrinkle in Time.
Yasmin shared that as a fan of murder mysteries Silent Night II by R.L. Stine really kept her turning the pages. She also loved The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall by Mary Downing Hahn–especially the creepy description of the ghost herself.
Jarod is enjoying the Guinness Book of World Records 2012 edition. Ask him about the record for the most ice cream scoops!
Samantha recommends Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
and Flutter: the story of four sisters and one incredible journey by Erin E. Moulton
That’s it! Stay tuned for more recommendations from our Awesome ARC-ers!