Great Summer Reads!

May 13, 2009

Pat w/ booksThis was a popular post from last spring, so I thought I’d (re)share it again with our readers. Students, teachers, parents! Need something to read this summer?

Here’s a list of books, compiled by award winning authors Patricia and Fred McKissack (and written by them!) that you might like to try…


BOOKS by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack

Picture Books (ages 3-10)
The Honest-To-Goodness Truth
Goin’s Someplace Special
Precious and the Boo Hag

Short Story Collections (10-up)
The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural
Porch Lies: Tales of Humor and Exaggeration

Middle Grade Novels (8-12)
Run Away Home
Friendship for Today
Dear America Series

  • A Picture of Freedom–the Diary of Clotee a Slave Girl 1859
  • Color Me Dark–the Diary of Nellie Lee Love, 1919
  • Look to the Hills- during the French and Indian War

Chapter Books (8-11)
Scraps of time Series

  • Abby Takes a Stand
  • Away West
  • A Song for Harlem

Miami Series

  • Miami Gets It Straight
  • Miami Makes the Play
  • Miami Sees It Through
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