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(Unofficial) Top Ten Tuesday: Middle Grade Audiobooks

18 Jul

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My regularly scheduled blog post for Tuesday is on hold until August, so I created my own list – Ten Middle Grade audiobooks – perfect for summer vacation!

  1. Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan, narrated by Mark Bramhall, David de Vries, MacLeod Andrews, Rebecca Soler; music, Corky Siegel
  2. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson, narrated by  Rebecca Soler, Jonathan Davis, Marc Thompson
  3. See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng, narrated by Kivlighan de Montebello, Brittany Pressley, Graham Halstead, Michael Crouch, Jason Culp
  4. Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo, narrated by Jenna Lamia
  5. When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin, narrated by Kim Mai Guest
  6. Ghost by Jason Reynolds, narrated by Guy Lockard
  7. Booked by Kwame Alexander, narrated by the author
  8. Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan, narrated by Josh Hurley, Vikas Adam
  9. The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by
    Adam Gidwitz, narrated By Adam Gidwitz, Vikas Adam, Mark Bramhall, Jonathan Cowley, Kimberly Farr, Ann Marie Lee, Bruce Mann, John H. Mayer, Benjamin Bagby
  10. Flying Lessons & Other Stories edited by Ellen Oh, narrated by Kwame Alexander, Soman Chainani, Matt de la Peña, Tim Federle, Grace Lin, Meg Medina, Walter Dean Myers, Tim Tingle, Jacqueline Woodson, Kelly J. Baptist

YA Beach Reads

14 Jul

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I always want to go to the beach (or as they say in Southeast PA – “down the shore”) and then I get there. I don’t care about the sand, I love the ocean… it’s the sun. From the viewpoint of this very pale girl, the beach is such a pain in terms of applying sunscreen. I have to re-apply every half hour to hour if I don’t want to burn, I can’t use the spray (it doesn’t provide enough coverage) and if I’m at the beach, I’m wearing a swimsuit which means there’s a lot of surface area to cover in sunscreen – legs, arms, back, ears, etc. It ends up being more work than anything else! But that doesn’t mean I don’t absolutely love the idea of the beach, so here are ten YA titles that take place on/near the beach.

  1. We Were Liars by e. Lockhart
  2. The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
  3. The Summer After You + Me by  Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
  4. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
  5. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
  6. Sixteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton
  7. Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland
  8. Be True to Me by Adele Griffin
  9. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  10. Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider

(Unofficial) Top Ten Tuesday: Middle Grade Novels About Road Trips

11 Jul

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My regularly scheduled blog post for Tuesday is on hold until August, so I created my own list – Ten Middle Grade stories about road trips because, I don’t know about you, but summer screams road trips for me!

  1. From Norvelt to Nowhere by Jack Gantos
  2. Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
  3. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
  4. Road Trip by Gary Paulsen and Jim Paulsen
  5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney
  6. The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
  7. Savvy by Ingrid Law
  8. Julia and the Art of Practical Travel by Lesley M.M. Blume
  9. The Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable by Dan Gutman
  10. See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng

Summer Camp Titles for Middle Grade Readers

7 Jul

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Although I didn’t spend my summers as a child at summer camp, many of my friends did and it always sounded like so much fun. Here’s a great list of titles for middle grade readers that are set in summer camp – Enjoy!

  1. Camp Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm
  2. Like Bug Juice on a Burger by Julie Sternberg
  3. Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown by Jarrett Krosoczka
  4. Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson
  5. Just Like Me by Nancy J. Cavanaugh
  6. How to (Almost) Ruin Your Summer by Taryn Souders
  7. Nerd Camp by Elissa Brent Weissman
  8. Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts
  9. Spy Camp by Stuart Gibbs
  10. A Clatter of Jars by Lisa Graff
  11. Runaway Ralph by Beverly Cleary
  12. Sports Camp by Rich Wallace

Top Ten Tuesday: Summer YA Releases

23 May

summer titles.pngHere’s a list of young adult summer releases, mostly about summer (or things I think are summer related) – road trips, summer camp, the beach etc. These will all be released by the end of June – giving us the perfect summer TBR list! A special thanks to the website, YALit: Young Adult Book Release Dates for a great list of books and when they’ll be released!

  1. Summer Unscripted by Jen Klein
  2. It Started With Goodbye by Christina June
  3. The Unlikelies by Carrie Firestone
  4. Be True To Me by Adele Griffin
  5. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
  6. Stranger Than Fanfiction by Chris Colfer
  7. When It’s Real by Erin Watt
  8. Eden Summer by Liz Flanagan
  9. Trusting You and Other Lies by Nicole Williams
  10. Once And For All by Sarah Dessen

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Book

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