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Review of Barracoon: Adapted for Young Readers

Barracoon: Adapted for Young Readers by Zora Neale Hurston; adapted by Ibram X. Kendi; illus. by Jazzmen Lee-JohnsonIntermediate, Middle School    Amistad/HarperCollins    208 pp.1/24    9780063098336    $18.99e-book ed.  9780063098350    $10.99In 1860, more than fifty years after the United States outlawed the slave trade, the ship Clotilda journeyed back to Alabama from West...

2024 Summer Reading: High School

  Need suggestions for beach reading or books to bring to summer camp? Each of our lists — for all age ranges and including fiction, nonfiction, folklore, and poetry — includes thirteen selections (a baker's dozen!), all published 2023–2024 and ideal for the season. Grade levels are only suggestions; the individual...

2024 Summer Reading: Middle School

  Need suggestions for beach reading or books to bring to summer camp? Each of our lists — for all age ranges and including fiction, nonfiction, folklore, and poetry — includes thirteen selections (a baker's dozen!), all published 2023–2024 and ideal for the season. Grade levels are only suggestions; the individual...

2024 Summer Reading: Intermediate

  Need suggestions for beach reading or books to bring to summer camp? Each of our lists — for all age ranges and including fiction, nonfiction, folklore, and poetry — includes thirteen selections (a baker's dozen!), all published 2023–2024 and ideal for the season. Grade levels are only suggestions; the individual...

2024 Summer Reading: Beginning Readers and Primary Grades

  Need suggestions for beach reading or books to bring to summer camp? Each of our lists — for all age ranges and including fiction, nonfiction, folklore, and poetry — includes thirteen selections (a baker's dozen!), all published 2023–2024 and ideal for the season. Grade levels are only suggestions; the individual...

2024 Summer Reading: Picture Books

  Need suggestions for beach reading or books to bring to summer camp? Each of our lists — for all age ranges and including fiction, nonfiction, folklore, and poetry — includes thirteen selections (a baker's dozen!), all published 2023–2024 and ideal for the season. Grade levels are only suggestions; the individual...
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2024 Summer Reading List

Find annotations, interview, downloadable PDF, and more, here.    Picture Books Suggested grade level for all entries: PS–2   Not Just the Driver! by Sara Holly Ackerman; illus. by Robert Neubecker (Beach Lane/Simon) Ahoy! by Sophie Blackall (Schwartz/Random) Together We Swim by Valerie Bolling; illus. by Kaylani Juanita (Chronicle) The Wonderful...

Review of A New Car for Pickle

★ A New Car for Pickle [I Like to Read: Comics] by Sylvie Kantorovitz; illus. by the author Primary    Holiday    40 pp. 6/24    9780823456208    $14.99 Pickle (a dog) and a bird friend decide to drive to Clover Farm to get some strawberries and fresh cream, but soon after they set...

Review of Henry and the Something New

Henry and the Something New by Jenn Bailey; illus. by Mika SongPrimary    Chronicle    56 pp.3/24    9781797213903    $14.99In his second early-chapter-book outing (Henry, like Always, rev. 3/23), Henry—a sensitive child who presents as being on the autism spectrum—is ambivalent about a field trip to the natural history museum. “Henry was excited....
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