2015 Favorites List from Summer Reading

2015-KidsWe  had a great meeting Friday, coinciding with the beginning of school (traditional calendar).  The highlight this time was in suggesting titles for this Favorites List:

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by Kamkwamba
Catch You Later Traitor by Avi
The Curious Tale of the In-Between by DeStefano
Echo by Ryan
The Edge by Smith
Fish in a Tree by Hunt
The Girl in the Torch by Sharenow
How to Speak Dolphin by Rorby
I am Princess X by Priest
Like a River by Wiechman
Mark of the Thief by Nielsen
Nooks and Crannies by Lawson
Red Butterfly by Sonnichsen
The Seventh Most Important Thing by Pearsall
Stella by Starlight by Draper
The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Yeh
The War that Saved My Life by Bradley
The Way Home Looks Now by Shang
Wish Girl by Loftin

Feel free to list your current favorite title from 2015 in the comments below.

Charlie and the Grandmothers, by Katy Towell

Summary: When fearful twelve-year-old Charlie and his bolder younger sister are sent to visit a grandmother they never knew they had, they discover a dark secret.

Knopf

Find it at WCPL

The Disappearance of Emily H, by Barrie Summy

Summary: Eighth-grader Raine, a new girl at Yielding Middle School, uses her supernatural ability to see other people’s memories to solve the disappearance of a teenaged girl.

Delacorte Press

Extraordinary, by Miriam Spitzer Franklin

Summary: Pansy often backed out of things her best friend, Anna, wanted to do, including attending the sleepaway camp where Anna contracted meningitis and became disabled, but when Pansy learns that surgery might restore Anna to her old self, she will do anything to become extraordinary in time for Anna’s return.

Sky Pony Press

Goodbye Stranger, by Rebecca Stead

Summary: As Bridge makes her way through seventh grade on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with her best friends, curvacious Em, crusader Tab, and a curious new friend–or more than friend–Sherm, she finds the answer she has been seeking since she barely survived an accident at age eight: “What is my purpose?”

Wendy Lamb Books

Find it at WCPL

Night on Fire, by Ronald Kidd

Summary: Hoping that the arrival of Freedom Riders in her town will help her community shed its antiquated views, thirteen-year-old Billie is forced to confront her own mindset when things turn tragic.

Albert Whitman

The Thing About Jellyfish, by Ali Benjamin

Summary: Twelve-year-old Suzy Swanson wades through her intense grief over the loss of her best friend by investigating the rare jellyfish she is convinced was responsible for her friend’s death.

Little, Brown

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