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2021 Summer Reading List

Jasmine Toguchi: Flamingo Keeper

Author: Debbi Michiko Florence

Illustrator: Elizabet Vukovic

Follow Jasmine on her mission to convince her parents that she’s the responsible type.  And what better pet than …a flamingo?

Ages: 6-9

Price: $5.51

She Persisted: Sonia Sotomayor

Author: Meg Medina & Chelsea Clinton

Illustrator: Alexandra Boiger

Through this early chapter book, readers learn about the life of Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor. 

Ages: 6-9

Price: $13.79

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary Things

Author: Lenore Look

Illustrator: Leuyen Pham

Alvin is a middle child and is afraid of many things; elevators,  airplanes, tunnels, substitute teachers, wasabi, and school, especially SCHOOL!  This year is different though, it’s 2nd grade.  He HAS to make friends.  But making friends is difficult when you’ve never spoken a single word at school.  

Ages: 6-9

Price: $7.99

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You Can Do It Yasmin!

Author: Saadia Faruqui

Illustrator: Hatem Aly

4 great Yasmin stories packed into this one book. Readers will find Yasmin coming up with creative solutions for any problem she encounters.

Ages: 5-8

Price: $7.99

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Stella Diaz Dreams Big

Author: Angela Dominguez

Stella is President of the Sea Musketeers conservation club and is no longer dealing with fitting in. Now she has almost the opposite problem.  She’s overextended herself with clubs, lessons, and projects feeling completely overwhelmed. How will she learn to balance her time?

Ages: 6-9

Price: $15.63

Sadiq and the Explorers

Author: Siman Nuurali

Illustrator: Anjan Sarkar

Inspired by a family trip to a nearby park, Sadiq decides to start an Explorers Club.  He and his group are tasked with creating a scavenger hunt for the annual Fourth of July celebration.  Readers get to explore along with Sadiq and his friends.

Ages: 6-9

Price: $7.99

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Ana and Andrew: Summer in Savannah

Author: Christine Platt

illustrator: Sharon Sordo

It’s summertime and Ana and Andrew are headed to visit their grandparents in Savannah, Georgia. They are looking forward to cooking breakfast with grandma, walking to the library with grandpa, and helping in the garden.  They learn an expected lesson about Savannah’s history.

Ages: 5-7

Price: $7.99

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Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel

Author: Nikki Grimes

illustrator: R. Gregory Christie

Dyamonde is brilliant, outspoken, curious, and empathetic.  When Dyamonde enters a new school, she longs to find a friend.  Dyamonde is curious about another new kid, Free,  that seems to be a moody, grouchy bully.  She’s determined to figure out what’s his problem.  Readers learn an important lesson about judging a book by its cover. 

Ages: 7-9

Price: $7.99

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Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol: The Haunted House Next Door

Author: Andres Miedoso

In Kersville, it’s common for spooky things to happen. So when kids get stuck with a haunt, they call Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol. Desmond is brave and unafraid of spooky things lurking in the night.  But, Andres Medioso, that’s a different story.  He’s Desmond’s sidekick, but he’s afraid of EVERYTHING. 

Ages: 5-9

Price: $5.51

The Dramatic Life of Azaleah Lane

Author: Nikki Shannon Smith

Illustrator: Gloria Felix

When Azaleah’s older sister Nia gets cast in the school production of Willy Wonka, weird things keep happening.  Leave it to Azaleah to get to the bottom of what’s going on.

Ages: 6-8

Price: $13.75

The Year of the Book

Author: Andrea Yang

Illustrator: Abigail Halpin

All Anna knows is that friendship is complicated.  Now that Allison is spending more time with Lucy, than her, she doesn’t feel like she fits in.  She turns to books to escape loneliness and finds more than she is expecting.   

Ages: 6-9

Price: $6.43

J.D. and the Great Barber Battle

Author: J. Dillard

Illustrator: Akeem S. Roberts

How can J.D. bear the laughs and snickers that he gets in school?  His mom just gave him the worst haircut in the history of haircuts. He knows that he has to take matters into his own hands.  The surprising results thrust him into the barber battle of the ages. 

Ages: 6-8

Price: $7.99

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Cupcake Jones Saddles Up

Author: Ylleya Fields

Illustrator: Michael Laduca

Bored with her regular playtime activities, Cupcake goes on her own adventure to ride her pony, Lacey. But before she can begin her ride, she needs to saddle up her pony. Unfortunately, this becomes a greater challenge than expected, and she gets stuck in the process.

Ages: 5-7

Price: $16.95

Juana & Lucas: Big Problemas

Author: Juana Medina

When Mami starts spending time with her new amigo, Luis, Juana worries that things will soon change.  But when she announces that they are getting married, what will Juana do?

Ages: 5-8

Price: $13.79

Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet

Author: Zanib Mian

Illustrator: Nasaya Mafaridik

Omar is an imaginative kid that always seems to find himself in a mess.  When his mom finds her dream job in England, Omar and his family are moved into a totally new environment.  Omar has to deal with the challenges of starting a new school, making friends, and Daniel, the bully.  

Ages: 7-9

Price: $12.87

Ways to Grow Love

Author: Renée Watson

Illustrator: Nina Mata

Ryan is ready for summer vacation, but her mother’s pregnancy is causing a lot of change in her family.  So, church camp is her chance to get away from her troubles and spend time with her friend Amanda.  But Amanda invites another friend.  Ryan worries whether anything will stay the same.  

Ages: 7-10

Price: $15.63

Lola Levine Is Not Mean!

Author: Monica Brown

Illustrator: Angela Dominguez

In this first book of the series, readers meet Lola Levine, a creative girl with a loving family trying to navigate her way through second grade. 

Ages: 6-10

Price: $5.51

The Magnificient Makers: How to Test a Friendship

Author: Theanne Griffith

Illustrator: Reggie Brown

Perfect for STEM lovers.  When Violet and Pablo discover the Maker Maze, it opens up the door to so many scientific adventures.  Comes complete with activities kids can do at home.   

Ages: 7-10

Price: $5.51

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