Summer is here and you want to keep your elementary students engaged and
reading with these great summer books!
Popular Clone, by M.E. Castle
Protagonist Fisher Bas is a nerd, but he blames his bookishness on his
family. With a Nobel laureate mother and a scientist dad, he’s probably
right! Fisher uses his natural talents to overcome the difficulties of
elementary school by cloning himself so he can send his clone to school
while he stays home and plays video games. This book is a great read for
those who are struggling to get into books or with social situations.
The Candymakers by Wendy Mass
This is a fun read about four elementary school students who set out to
make the ultimate candy. Through their experiments, the reader gets to
learn about candy making and science which is what this art is based on.
This book is so engrossing, you won’t be able to put it down! Try
some candy recipes of your own when you’re done.
The Worst Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure: Everest by David Borgenicht
and Bill Doyle
This choose-your-own-adventure book is a great read for those who enjoy
sport, adventure and travel. You will be the youngest member of a team
who will be attempting to climb Everest. The team’s success depends
on your choices, so think carefully! This is a cliff-hanging thriller
from start to finish!
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
This is a delightful account of a Chinese family’s legacy. Minli
is enthralled by her father’s bedtime stories about a poor dragon
and the old man in the moon. When she sets out to change their fate, and
the fate of her family, she has an epic adventure filled with stunning
illustrations and incredible characters. This is a really special book
that you will find enchanting and touching.
Drizzle by Kathleen Van Cleve
If you loved the Wizard of Oz, you will adore Drizzle. It’s an eclectic
mix of humor and imagination that will have you skipping through the crazy
farm that Polly lives on. Here bugs can talk, rhubarb tastes like chocolate
and the balance of nature keeps everything in check. When the daily drizzle
ends, things start to go horribly wrong and Polly must restore the natural
balance in order to save her brother’s life.
100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson
When Henry York opens a cupboard, he discovers a portal to a whole new
world. This is the first in a trilogy that is as thrilling an adventure
as you have ever been on. When Henry’s family goes missing, he discovers
the 100 cupboard doors, each cupboard leads to a new world, but Henry
must figure out which ones his parents are in and how to get back to his
own world. This series is thrilling, scary and gripping, so be prepared
to buy all three books before the summer is through!