Summer Reading Recommendations {On Reading}

I’m convinced that the key to keeping my kids reading is keeping good books at hand. That means my ears are always open for recommendations, and I get books by those authors at the library or bookstore. I wrote a post over at 5 Minutes for Mom about some of the books that we’ve featured here in recent months. See below for links to these titles, and jump in the comments and tell us what your kids have read or what’s on their list to try.

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library (giveaway still open)
Beyond the Paw Paw Trees (a 5-Star Read)
Better Nate then Ever (giveaway still open)
Platypus Police Squad
The Short Seller
Super Duck
The Remarkable Ronald Reagan

As always, you can also browse by age: High School, 12 and up, 9 – 12, 6 – 9 or 3 -6, and you should always keep an eye on our 5-Star Reads page, for recommendations for all ages.


  1. says

    Thanks for encouraging reading over the summer. If you want, send me the name and address of your contest winner and I will send him/her a signed copy of ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY! But no balloons. They don’t work in those USPS Priority Mail envelopes.

    • says


      I am working with your publicist. A signed copy would be great!

      My son, who read the book first and LOVED it, says “I hope there’s balloons” all the time. He loved that.

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