So rather than posting our usual author interview this Monday, we've decided to share ten of our favorite books set in the summer!
What are your favorite summer books? Share in the comments below, or send us a review!
-Piranha T. and SK
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall (The Penderwicks series, Book 1) - The four Penderwick sisters spend their summer at a beautiful estate called Arundel, where they explore new places, get into scrapes, and make wonderful new friends. While it's set in the present day, The Penderwicks has the delightful feel of a beloved classic! (Ages 8+)
Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers by Celia C. Pérez - In a Florida town known for the Floras--an uptight club which is supposedly dedicated to helping the community--four outsiders are brought together over apricot ladyfingers, random facts...and a mission to bring down the Floras' famous hat, bedecked in feathers from endangered birds. Centering around four strong, unique girls and a remarkable summer, this book is perfect for budding birdwatchers, or anyone looking for a lighthearted summer read. (Ages 10+)
Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly - When Virgil and his guinea pig Gulliver become stranded in an abandoned well, Virgil's story intertwines with those of three of his classmates in a set of overlapping, parallel stories which take place over one day, and change all of their lives forever. (Ages 10+)
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo - In the aftermath of the plane crash which killed their father, two sisters, one from the Bronx, one from the Dominican Republic, grapple with grief, betrayal, and family secrets--including each other's existence. (Ages 14+)