Just because the school year is almost over, doesn't mean reading has to end! Having a summer book club is a great way to encourage children to continue reading outside of school. These fast-paced middle grade books are sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats, while also offering plenty of opportunities to discuss characters, themes, and plot with the discussion guides. Look to add these books to your summer book club, or start a book club of your own this summer!
The Universe of Fair
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
Quake! Disaster in San Francisco, 1906
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
Labels: Chapter Book, Free Resources, Middle Grades, Middle Readers, Round-ups, Teacher Guides