Tuesday, July 5, 2011

ETB Summer Reading Picks!

Our very own staff picked summer reading guide has finally arrived at the store! Here is a sneak peek of some of our favorite titles:

Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen
Circus Ship is everyone's favorite for storytime! Based on a true story, this picture book depicts what happens when a ship full of circus animals crashes off the coast of Maine. What will they do? And more importantly, will the people in town take them in? The beautiful illustrations and the rhythmic story make this the perfect picture book.

Frankly Frannie by  AJ Stern
Meet the newest girl on the early reader block. Frannie is a go getter who will stop at nothing to achieve her dreams. Humorous and well written, this is a wonderful new series and perfect for the clever young reader.

Justin Case by Rachel Vail
Did your middle grade reader love Diary of a Wimpy Kid? If so, then this book will be surely love Justin Case is nervous about starting third grade and nothing feels quite right. Readers will laugh out loud and emphasize with Justin's worries and troubles when starting a new year of school and meeting new friends.

Divergent by Veronica Roth
This thrilling and captivating new young adult fantasy will appeal to fans of The Hunger Games. On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen your olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives, but what happens when you can't decide? 

Annexed by Sharon Dogar
Most people are familiar with Anne Frank and her life hidden in the secret annex but what about the boy who was also trapped there with her? In this powerful and gripping novel, Sharon Dogar explores what it might have been like from Peter's point of view.

We also have picks for adults, too! Here are just a few of our favorites:

This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
One Day by David Nicholls
Every Last One by Anna Quindlen
The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
Room by Emma Donoghue
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

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