Teresa’s Summer Reading Picks

Need a book suggestion for this summer?  Look no further!  Check back soon for more summer reading suggestions!

The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern: About to turn 11, Maggie is dealing with changes in her family because her father has MS, and his legs have completely stopped working.   A realistic fiction based on the author’s own life, this book shows, in an upbeat way, how a family faced with serious issues pulls together.

Seeing Cinderella by Jenny Lindquist: Calliope (“Callie” for short) is getting ready to enter middle school, her best friend is acting weird, her parents are splitting up, and to make matters even worse, she needs glasses!  The doc gives her hideous “loaners” until her real pair comes in, and she discovers the glasses have magical powers: the ability to “see” what others are really thinking.  An “insightful”  read that will “open your eyes” (puns intended!) about what other kids are really thinking! Although the genre is fantasy, what Callie learns has elements of a coming-of-age novel that will ease some of the awkwardness of being a middle schooler.

Moving this summer?  If so, From There to Here by Laurel Croza and The Good-Pie Party by Liz Garton Scanlon are both great picture books that will help a child deal with the move.



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