Summer Book Club includes works by Rick Riordan, Ann M. Martin and John Grisham

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Here are the books that we've listed in the KidsPost Summer Book Club. Most are available at your local public library, although some are so new that you might have to wait before you can borrow them. Read some of them, all of them, all of them plus other books. Each Wednesday, we'll review that week's book and offer suggestions of similar books you might like.

June 23: "The Red Pyramid" by Rick Riordan. The start of a new series from the author of the hugely popular "Percy Jackson" books. Age 9 and older.

June 30: "The Summer Before" by Ann M. Martin. This "prequel" looks at the lives of the girls in "The Baby-Sitters Club" before the club formed. Age 8 and older.

July 7: "Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer" by John Grisham. The author of many legal thrillers your parents have probably read writes his first book for kids. Age 9 and older.

July 14: "Chasing Orion" by Kathryn Lasky. The author of the "Guardians of Ga'hoole" series writes a story set in Indiana in the 1950s. Age 9 and older.

July 21: "The Batboy" by Mike Lupica. The sports columnist is back with another sports- and family-themed novel. Age 8 and older.

July 28: "Finally" by Wendy Mass. A tale of a girl who just can't wait to be 12. Age 9 and older.

Aug. 4: "The Talent Show" by Dan Gutman. One of the most reliably funny authors for children is back with a story of kids who try to raise money to rebuild their town after a tornado strikes. Age 7 and older.

Aug. 11: "Closed for the Season" by Mary Downing Hahn. Maryland author Hahn, who has been writing creepy stories for kids for years, won an award for this mystery at a shuttered amusement park. Age 9 and older.

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