Summer Reading - Ages 10 and Up

Just Ella Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781481420211
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2015

This Cinderella story turns the classic tale on its head. We meet Ella after the ball, once she’s moved into the castle to be prepped for her wedding with the prince. Life at court is a struggle and disappointment to Ella. When an old friend is put in danger, she has to do whatever it takes to reclaim her life and the person she used to be. Full of sharp wit and empowering, anti-princess gumption. Other available titles in the series are [2] PALACE OF MIRRORS and [3] PALACE OF LIES.


Doll Bones Cover Image
By Holly Black, Eliza Wheeler (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781416963998
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - April 14th, 2015

This novel is a critical darling and Newbery Honor-winner, and it’s easy to see why. The story of three friends whose relationships are changing as they grow up takes a ghostly turn when they go on a road trip to bury a haunted porcelain doll. Perfect for advanced middle grade readers and teens alike, this book is very close to perfect.


Lost in the Sun Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399164064
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Published: Philomel Books - May 26th, 2015

A tragedy last year made Trent a pariah at school and seriously messed with his self-confidence. He hopes that middle school will be a fresh start...but soon learns that isn’t the case. When an unexpected friendship challenges Trent to see life differently, he starts to explore the anger that has defined him for months and seek a better understanding of his own insecurity along the way. An emotionally honest and complex coming-of-age story.


Circus Mirandus Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525428435
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Published: Dial Books - June 2nd, 2015

When his dying grandfather calls in an old, magical favor, Micah realizes that the whimsical stories he grew up with about the Circus Mirandus were true after all. Thus begins his journey to find the Lightbender and the answers to his questions. Along the way, he finds plenty of circus hijinks and an amazing friend to help him on his journey.


The Glass Sentence Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780670785025
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Published: Viking Children's Books - June 12th, 2014

Time was thrown all out of whack in the Great Disruption of 1799. Continents flew into different eras, and history as we know it ceased to be. Thirteen-year-old Sophia is on a mission to get her parents back into her time, before her continent is sealed off and they’re separated forever. This first in a series combines brilliant world-building with time travel and family drama, to stunning effect. Look for the sequel, [2] THE GOLDEN SPECIFIC, on sale 7/14.


The Sound of Life and Everything Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399167751
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2015

It’s 1950s California, and the world is still reeling from World War II. Ella Mae lost her cousin in the war, but when her aunt meets a scientist claiming he can bring him back with the blood from his dog tags, everyone is skeptical. This science fiction twist comes partially true when a soldier is in fact reborn...just not the right one. Takuma is a Japanese boy and instantly stirs controversy among the anti-Japanese racism of the time period. A story of forgiveness and humanity in the face of immense tragedy.


The Water and the Wild Cover Image
By K. E. Ormsbee, Elsa Mora (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452113869
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 14th, 2015

The only two bright spots in Lottie’s boardinghouse-dwelling, orphaned life are her best friend Eliot and a magical apple tree. However, when Eliot falls incurably ill, Lottie’s yearly present in the apple tree is a journey under its roots to another realm, in which a great healer beckons and magical creatures abound. Reminiscent of The Chronicles of Narnia and other fantasy classics.


I Kill the Mockingbird Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250068088
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Published: Square Fish - May 26th, 2015

When TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is a choice for summer reading, three best friends and mega-fans of Harper Lee’s classic conspire to make it scarce in order to drive demand. They misshelve it at the library and bookstores and make their presence felt on social media. However, when their plan backfires and starts to look like censorship, they have to reevaluate their activism and its unintended consequences. A great, fast-paced read with interesting social implications.


The Night Gardener Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9781419715310
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Published: Amulet Books - May 5th, 2015

This Victorian ghost story follows two abandoned children from Ireland to a decrepit English manor that’s entwined with an ancient tree. The house and its inhabitants are not what they initially seem, and the children encounter dark forces and secrets. The most sinister force is the Night Gardener who maintains the magical wish-giving tree but asks a steep price for its prizes. The children must fight the evil curse that controls the manor and escape with their souls intact.


Crown of Three Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481424431
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - June 2nd, 2015

The stars dictate that the triplets will overthrow their evil tyrant father, the King of Toronia, and unite the kingdoms. Scattered to different realms, each is brought up in very different circumstances and develop individual unique abilities. Now, political forces push them to converge on the capital and the throne, but the journey won’t be easy. Like Game of Thrones for older middle graders, this new series is a complex page-turner.


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