School may be out, but there are still books to be read — and now, without pesky homework in the way, it’ll be easier to manage this awesome June booklist!
Check out this month’s new releases — click on the title of the book to read the official description from the book publisher:
Compelling Reads with Captivating Characters
The Best Worst Thing by Kathleen Lane
The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner
Ms. Bixby's Last Day by John David Anderson
The Distance to Home by Jenn Bishop
Nine, Ten- A September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin
Exciting New Adventures
The Wolf's Boy by Susan Williams Beckhorn
The Shadow Cadets of Pennyroyal Academy by M. A. Larson
Rise of the Robot Army by Robert Venditti
Darkstalker by Tui T. Sutherland
Nancy’s Personal Picks
Your Presidential Fantasy Dream Team by Daniel O’Brien
What if a zombie apocalypse or a robot uprising threatened the nation and you had the power to recruit some of the nation’s finest presidents to help save the day?
By studying the most successful squads in history, Daniel O’Brien has identified the perfect ingredients for a victorious team.
Which president would you choose for: the Brain, the Brawn, the Moral Compass, the Loose Cannon, and the Roosevelt?
Choose wisely — the fate of the world is in your hands!
I don’t condone violence, so it’s good this is just a fantasy dream team of presidential fighters — much more interesting (in my humble opinion) than fantasy sports!
The Gallery by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
It’s 1929, and 12-year-old Martha has no choice but to work as a maid in the New York City mansion of the wealthy Sewell family. But, despite the Gatsby-like parties and trimmings of success, she suspects something might be deeply wrong in the household — specifically with Rose Sewell, the formerly vivacious lady of the house who now refuses to leave her room. The other servants say Rose is crazy, but scrappy, strong-willed Martha thinks there’s more to the story — and that the paintings in the Sewell’s gallery contain a hidden message detailing the truth. But in a house filled with secrets, nothing is quite what it seems, and no one is who they say. Can Martha follow the clues, decipher the code, and solve the mystery of what’s really going on with Rose Sewell?
A couple years ago, I declared my favorite book of 2014 to be Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald, so I’m really excited about the author’s new book! Back into the world of art and mysteries we go — this time to the 1920s!
I can’t wait to take these books to the park and read under the sun! What books will you be breaking out to celebrate the start of the summer?
Nancy despises sunburns and sweating, but loves reading outdoors. The answer is a lot of sunblock and hats the size of umbrellas.