Leviathan by Scott Westerfield For fans of SciFi/Alternate history, this is the adventure series to read. It is an alternate 1914, and everything is steam-powered and machines are also combined with animal DNA to make living machines. The series is action packed and the characters are relatable. It is a fun, exciting, and entertaining read.
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein Twelve kids enter a magical library, designed by famous gamemaker Luigi L. Lemoncello, and must solve clues and riddles to escape. The interactive library full of literary characters and genres that come to life shows the power of imagination.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer I really enjoyed Cinder (book 1) from the Lunar Chronicles series. It is a reformed, futuristic version of the classic Cinderella tale with a sci-fi, Star Wars twist.
Puss in Boots by Jerry Pinkney I love the retro children’s book artwork for this year’s Summer Reading Club, especially the illustration of Puss in Boots.
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! This title is a wonderful sendoff for a graduate of any age. Illustrating life’s highs and lows, it reminds us to always find success in ourselves.
The Tale of the Tiger Slippers by Jan Brett A beautiful retelling of a legend about a tiger who gets magic slippers from his mother, which changes his life for the better. Jan Bret illustrates this book in such a wonderful way.