KerrieABC's Summer Reading List - 2013
The Princess Academy
Miri lives on a mountain where, for generations, her ancestors have quarried stone and lived a simple life. Then word comes that the king's priests have divined her small village the home of the future princess. In a year's time, the prince himself will come and choose his bride from among the girls of the village. The king's ministers set up an academy on the mountain, and every teenage girl must attend and learn how to become a princess.
The Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse
When Uncle Peder the toymaker falls on hard times, his little wooden horse must go out into the world to seek his fortune. But whether he's working in a coal-mine, sailing the seven seas with a band of pirates, or walking the tightrope in a circus, the loyal little horse only has one wish: to return to his beloved master.
Max is handling his parents' divorce and a big bully named Nick the only way he knows how: by running away in his head. Through his imagination, he and his wonderful dog King have thrilling adventures; they conquer aliens and slay dragons; they embarrass Nick so he never comes near Max again. If only King were real . . .Then Max happens upon a store called Wishworks, Inc., which promises his wish will come true in real life, "guaranteed."
Kenny and the Dragon
Kenny Rabbit doesn't have too many friends, until he meets a poetry-spouting, creme-brulee-eating, peace-loving dragon. From the author of The Spiderwick Chronicles, this delightful book shows children what happens when you get the confidence to stand up for what you believe
Clementine is having not so good of a week. On Monday she’s sent to the principal’s office for cutting off Margaret’s hair. Tuesday, Margaret’s mother is mad at her.Wednesday, she’s sent to the principal…again.Thursday, Margaret stops speaking to her. Friday starts with yucky eggs and gets worse. And by Saturday, even her mother is mad at her. Okay, fine. Clementine is having a DISASTROUS week.
Ivy and Bean: Bound to Be Bad
Best friends Ivy and Bean are at it again in this fifth paperback installment in the popular series. When the two troublemakers decide that they are going to be so good and pure that wild animals will befriend them, they discover that being good is harder than it seems.
Ramona the Pest
Ramona Quimby is thrilled to be starting kindergarten. She likes a little boy named Davy so much she wants to kiss him, and she loves Susan's beautiful curls so much she wants to pull them to see them boing. Her teacher even promises her a present just for sitting still! So how does Ramona get in trouble? Well, anyone who knows Ramona knows that she is never a pest on purpose.
Star in the Forest
Zitlally's family is undocumented, and her father has just been arrested for speeding and deported back to Mexico. Zitlally and a new friend find a dog in the forest near their trailer park. They name it Star for the star-shaped patch over its eye. As time goes on, Zitlally realizes that Star is her father’s “spirit animal,” and that as long as Star is safe, her father will be also. But what will happen to Zitlally’s dad when Star disappears?
The Tail of Emily Windsnap
For as long as she can remember, twelve-year-old Emily Windsnap has lived on a boat. And, oddly enough, for just as long, her mother has seemed anxious to keep Emily away from the water. But when Mom finally agrees to let her take swimming lessons, Emily makes a startling discovery — about her own identity, the mysterious father she’s never met, and the thrilling possibilities and perils shimmering deep below the water’s surface.
A Finder's Magic
A mix of fairy tale, magic, and mystery, this is a timeless tale of a boy named Till who puts his trust in a mysterious stranger that can talk to animals, in the hopes of finding his missing pet dog. The quirky book moves with a gentle grace and charm that will comfort children, even as they race to the end.