Just because the school year is almost over, doesn’t mean reading has to end! Having a summer book club is a great way to encourage children to continue reading outside of school. These fast-paced middle grade books are sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats, while also offering plenty of opportunities to discuss characters, themes, and plot with the discussion guides. Look to add these books to your summer book club, or start a book club of your own this summer!
The Universe of Fair
by Leslie Bulion, illustrated by Frank W. Dormer
For a young science whiz, an eagerly awaited day at the fair turns into a wacky adventure with more twists and loops than the Gravity Whirl ride!
more contemporary fiction:
by Adrian Fogelin
When African-American Jemmie moves in next door to white Cassie, the two girls must learn how to address their parents’ deeply held prejudices.
more from Adrian Fogelin:
Quake! Disaster in San Francisco, 1906
by Gail Langer Karwoski, illustrated by Robert Papp
Jacob tries to find his family who are missing in the aftermath of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.
more historical fiction:
Darling, Mercy Dog of World War I
by Alison Hart, illustrated by Michael G. Montgomery
When the British military asks families to volunteer their dogs to help the war effort, Darling’s family sends her off to be trained.
more from Alison Hart: