Timely Topics for Kids

Summer Stories

Lenny and Mel's Summer Vacation book jacket Lenny and Mel's Summer Vacation
by Erik Kraft
ISBN: 0689851081
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"Twin brothers Lenny and Mel spend an uneventful summer that climaxes with a lackluster vacation."


Summer Reading is Killing Me! book jacket Summer Reading is Killing Me!
by Jon Scieszka
ISBN: 0142401153
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"At the beginning of summer vacation Joe, Sam, and Fred find themselves trapped inside their summer reading list, involved in a battle between good and evil characters from well-known children's books."-- .


Minn and Jake's almost terrible summer book jacket Minn and Jake's almost terrible summer
by Janet S. Wong
ISBN: 0374349770
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Ten-year-old Jake's summer starts off badly, goes downhill when his family visits Los Angeles, California, and his old friends are too busy for him, then gets even worse after he disagrees with Minn when her family joins his for a trip to Disneyland.


Summer according to Humphrey  book jacket Summer according to Humphrey
by Betty G. Birney
ISBN: 0142418188
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When summer arrives, Humphrey, the pet hamster of Longfellow School's Room 26, is surprised and pleased to learn that he will be going to Camp Happy Hollow.



Taffy Saltwater's yummy summer day book jacket Taffy Saltwater's yummy summer day
by Michael Paraskevas
ISBN: 9780307978929
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"Taffy and her friends' plan to build the perfect sandcastle is interrupted when Rollo the beach ball is blown away by an errant breeze."


Julian's glorious summer  book jacket Julian's glorious summer
by Ann Cameron
ISBN: 0394891171
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When his best friend, Gloria, receives a new bike, seven-year-old Julian spends the summer avoiding her because of his fear of bikes.p>


How I spent my summer vacation book jacket How I spent my summer vacation
by Mark Teague
ISBN: 0517885565
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A schoolboy tell his class about his summer vacation, during which he joined a group of cowboys and stopped a cattle stampede.


My Summer of pink & green book jacket My summer of pink & green
by Lisa Greenwald
ISBN: 1419709313
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"Rather than a summer of fun transforming her family's pharmacy into an eco-spa, Lucy Desberg must face her sister Claudia's new boyfriend Bean, investor Gary's irritating daughter Bevin, and a spa coordinator who is put in charge of the plans.quot;


The summer experiment book jacket The summer experiment
by Cathie Pelletier
ISBN: 9781402285783
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"A boring summer vacation turns unexpectedly interesting when mysterious lights appear over Roberta's hometown in northern Maine. Roberta is convinced she and her best friend Marillee can win the Maine State Science Fair if only they can find an amazing project to showcase. Communicating with aliens would certainly do the trick.quot;


Mama, is it summer yet? book jacket Mama, is it summer yet?
by Nikki McClure
ISBN: 0810984687
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"As spring slowly turns to summer, a little boy builds a fort and plants a garden in impatient anticipation.quot;


One crazy summer book jacket One crazy summer
by Rita Williams-Garcia
ISBN: 0060760885
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"In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.quot;


How Tía Lola saved the summer book jacket How Tía Lola saved the summer
by Julia Alvarez
ISBN: 0375867279
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"When three girls and their father visit for a week in the summer, it takes Tía Lola to make Miguel forget his unhappiness at the absence of any boys and embrace the adventures that ensue.quot;


Charlie Joe Jackson's guide to summer vacation book jacket Charlie Joe Jackson's guide to summer vacation
by Tom Greenwald
ISBN: 9781596437579
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"Charlie Joe Jackson is back and he's at academic summer camp trying to convert all the other kids to non-academics.quot;


How do you know it's summer? book jacket How do you know it's summer?
by Lisa M. Herrington
ISBN: 9780531299487
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"Introduces the reader to the summer season. Welcome summer! -- What's the weather -- Plants and animals in summer -- Kids in summer -- Let's explore!quot;