Live from our library: best books for the summer

Last month we did another episode of Live From Our Library on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page, and since we are in the summer reading zone I (mostly) focused on book recommendations that speak to our theme this summer – Happy Camper. This gave me the opportunity to talk about one of my favorite books from childhood, I Want to Go Home by Gordon Korman. I also threw in a few Beach (by Elisha Cooper) reads and YA titles about summer jobs. Check it out:

If you would like to see the list of titles recommended in this video, check out the Scholastic Parents Raise a Reader blog post here

What was really cool this time around was that we got a question from Tanzania! Like many who asked questions, this viewer was looking for a summer book list for a specific age group. In the broadcast we try to cover all ages, which limits the number of books per group we have time to talk about, so for more in depth lists here are some recommendations:

Here are two other questions that were asked during this chat:

As you can see, there is a lot of interest in historical fiction, particularly among parents whose children enjoyed the I Survived series. Check out author Lauren Tarshis discussing the appeal of these stories for young readers in the Scholastic Reads podcast “Stories of Survival with Lauren Tarshis”. 

Tune in the Scholastic Parents Facebook page next Friday June 16th for the next installment of Live From Our Library!