by Leslie Bulion, illustrated by Frank W. Dormer
For a young science whiz, an eagerly awaited day at the fair turns into a wacky adventure with more twists and loops than the Gravity Whirl ride!
more contemporary fiction:
The Somewhat True Adventures of Sammy Shine by Henry Cole
Do You Know the Monkey Man? by Dori Hillestad Butler
Winners Take All by Fred Bowen
Giving Up the Ghost by Sheri Sinykin
by Adrian Fogelin
When African-American Jemmie moves in next door to white Cassie, the two girls must learn how to address their parents' deeply held prejudices.
more from Adrian Fogelin:
My Brother's Hero
The Big Nothing
Anna Casey's Place in the World
Sister Spider Knows All
by Gail Langer Karwoski, illustrated by Robert Papp
Jacob tries to find his family who are missing in the aftermath of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.
more historical fiction:
Privateer's Apprentice by Susan Verrico
Chasing the Nightbird by Krista Russell
The Other Side of Free by Krista Russell
Seaman: The Dog Who Explored the West with Lewis & Clark by Gail Langer Karwoski
by Alison Hart, illustrated by Michael G. Montgomery
When the British military asks families to volunteer their dogs to help the war effort, Darling's family sends her off to be trained.
more from Alison Hart:
Murphy, Gold Rush Dog
Finder, Coal Mine Dog
Leo, Dog of the Sea
Find these books and more at your local library, indie bookstore, or Barnes & Noble! For more reading suggestions this summer, check out our summertime reading and summer-themed round-ups.