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addition to to to any book book collection and is is especially fun to to to add add to to to to your reading rotation around the the 4th of July The book book is is an an an an inspiring tribute to to the the American American ag ag and features simple verse verse paired with images of of iconic moments in in in in American American American his- tory all while celebrating the the diverse nature of of the the American American experience Middle Readers
Got a a a a a a a a new reader? The Escapades of Clint McCool Series by Jane Kelley is a a a a a a a a a a great option for little ones who are transitioning from picture to to chapter books books The books books in in this series are easy-to-read and and and fantastically illustrated and and and the the relatable characters and and and their quirky adventures captivate young readers who are learning to love words The Girl Who Drank the the Moon by Kelly Barn Hill is a a a a a a a a a must read Winner of of of the the the 2017 Newbery Medal and #1 on on the the NYT bestseller list its wide acclaim is is is is proof of of of just how special this book is is is is is How can you go wrong with an an an epic fantasy about a a a a a a a a a a a a a a girl raised by a a a a a a a a a a a a a a witch a a a a a a a a a a a a a a swamp monster and a a a a a a tiny dragon?
If your kids are into science ction and fantasy adven- tures be sure to to to grab them a a a a a a a a a a a a a copy of 5 Worlds Book 1:
the the the the Sand Warrior by Mark and and Alexis Siegel a a a a a a a a a a a story about three unlikely heroes as they attempt to to save the the the Five Worlds Filled with action mystery and and heartfelt characters this rst book in in in a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a growing series will captivate readers and and draw them into a a a a a a a a a a a a a fantastical world they won’t want to to leave Young Adult Readers
Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson is an unforgettable tale and and an an an an exploration of fate and and determina- tion tion Three timelines — Kansas in in in in in in 2065 Oklahoma in in in in in in 1934 and and and England in in in in in in in in 1919 weave through the text as as fates inter- twine A novel that is is both compelling and and and and largely satisfying Midnight at at at at at at the the Electric looks at at at at at at the the small and and seeming inconsequential moments in in in in life that determine one’s fate In The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas sixteen year old Starr Carter straddles two worlds: the the poor neighborhood where she she lives and and the the suburban prep school that she she at- tends After watching a a a a a a a a a a police of cer shoot and and kill her her her child- hood best friend Starr witnesses the balance between her her worlds dissipate This topical novel and and and coming of age story is is is gut-wrenching and and and lled with strength and and and humanity Goodbye Days by by Jeff Zentner is the story of a a a a a a a a a a a a boy who had had it all Carver Briggs had had friends and a a a a a a a a a a a a a a great reputation at at at school And then he he sent a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a text message to his friend friend Mars Mars right before Mars Mars Eli and Blake were killed in a a a a a a a a a a a a a car crash The book explores the the fallout from this event as as Carver rec- onciles his his his his his role in his his his his his friend’s death and and the the response of his his his his his community In this this novel Zenter explores grief and and what it it means to say goodbye Reviewers call this this one of those books that changes you Thought provoking uplifting necessary — these are just a a a a a a a a a few of of the the praises that Benjamin Alire Saenz’ novel The The Inexplicable Logic of of My Life has received The The novel follows Sal a a a a a a a senior in in high school as as he he he he questions his his his identity and and his his his place in in the the world Filled with humor this book is is is a a a a a a a a tender and and and honest look at the the universal questions of belonging and and family Page 12 • Kids on the Cape July 7 7 - August 3 2017 






























































































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