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Happy Camping! Summer Camp Books

It's just about mid-summer for my kiddos, and I'm thankful for the Guide Goddesses' *new* summer-camp-themed booklists of chapter books, middle grade, and YA. A huge family favorite last year was Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol, and the Horn Book Guide lists promise some solid readalikes.

We're also still working our way through the Horn Book's excellent (if we do say so ourselves) Summer Reading list, with Five Questions for Isabel Quintero and Zeke Peña about My Papi Has a Motorcycle. You can print the PDF here to bring with you to the library or bookstore -- instant HB cred!

For more on summer camps and camping, see Michelle H. Martin's Horn Book Magazine Field Notes article: "Camp Read-a-Rama: Learning to 'Live Books'” (and look for a new article by Martin in the upcoming September/October issue on the theme #WeNeedDiverseOutdoorBooks). If she can convince Roger to try it ("Make Room in the Reading Tent"), Camp Read-a-Rama must be on to something!

Elissa Gershowitz

Elissa Gershowitz is executive editor of The Horn Book, Inc. She holds an MA from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons University and a BA from Oberlin College.

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