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Summer is a great time to read. Your teacher librarians have put together a summer reading list with 60 books from which to choose. The books are divided into 5 different categories representing a number of different genres and reading levels.







Don't feel like you need to stick to any one list. Pick from them all! Set reading goals for yourself as the summer begins. For instance, maybe you want to choose 10 books to read over the summer. Maybe one per month is enough for you. Perhaps you want to try to work you way through all of the books. Wow! That would certainly be ambitious. It's up to you. Whatever you choose, remember that reading is a great way to relax and recharge!

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It is commonly understood that certain books are for certain ages. High schoolers read Catcher in the Rye, and 1984, but super-great reads like The Mouse and the Motorcycle aren't even on their radar. Well it's time for that to change! Mature minds can (and should) enjoy a good middle-grade read every once in a while. Go on and indulge in these new(ish) wonderful tales by sophisticated, acclaimed authors. You'll be glad you did.*

Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo

Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart

Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper

Soar by Joan Bauer

*All titles are available through FHPS Overdrive or can be ordered from your school library.

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Do you listen to podcasts? If so, you might be interested in Loud in the Library, a new podcast by FHPS district teacher librarians Chris Patrick and Tracy Chrenka.

The podcast will be published on the 15th of each month during the school year and will feature an interview with a different author or illustrator during each episode. The podcast will also contain other information regarding books, reading, and literacy.

You can find the current episode as well as future podcasts athttp://loudinthelibrary.com/

You can also subscribe to the podcast in the iTunes library. And it will soon be available in the Google Play store.

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Whether you're in a car, a plane, or close to home over spring break, it's a ideal opportunity to take a break from your regular studies and have someone else read you a great story. Here are 30 highly rated audiobooks available in the FHPS Overdrive collection. Take a look!

Juvenile Books:

  1. The War That Saved my Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  2. Navigating Early by Claire Vanderpool
  3. Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar
  4. Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
  5. This Side of Wild by Gary Paulsen
  6. The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
  7. The Sword of Summer: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book One by Rick Riordan
  8. Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
  9. Fish in a Tree by Lynda Hunt
  10. Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Young Adult Books:

  1. The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten
  2. The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
  3. Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
  4. Skink No Surrender by Carl Hiassen
  5. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
  6. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  7. A Jewish Soldier in Hitler’s Army by Georg Rauch
  8. Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
  9. Lockwood & Co.:The Screaming Staircase, Book One by Jonathon Stroud
  10. The Shadow Radio Show starring Orson Welles

High School Books:

  1. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
  2. Noggin by John Corey Whaley
  3. Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly
  4. You’re Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day
  5. What If? by Randall Monroe
  6. Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
  7. No Easy Day by Mark Owen
  8. Undeniable by Bill Nye
  9. Between the World & Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  10. One Shot at Forever by Chris Ballard


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