Summer Picks 2020 Babies, Kids, Tweens, Teens

I Love Us: A Book About Family (with mirror and fill-in family tree) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780358193302
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 17th, 2020

I Love Us by Theodore Henry is a sweet book about family and love. The board book can be used as a bedtime story, or a fun activity book, with a mirror that helps readers reflect on family, and a page in the back with space to write the names of loved ones. There's never been a better time to appreciate those we love.

~ Eight Cousins, Summer Picks 2020


Sheep in a Jeep (board book) Cover Image
By Nancy E. Shaw, Margot Apple (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780547338057
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2016

Five sheep set out in a jeep, and things go downhill from there. Sheep in a Jeep's repetition and rhyme make it a treat to read aloud regardless of age. Don’t be surprised if your audience memorizes this silly story in short order.

~ Eight Cousins, Summer Picks 2020


Salsa Lullaby Cover Image
By Jen Arena, Erika Meza (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525579731
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

If you're looking for a fun new bedtime read, check out Salsa Lullaby by Jen Arena and illustrated by Erika Meza. Intertwining Spanish and English throughout the chorus, it starts out lively helping baby transition from the activities of the day "Baila, baby, baila. Dance, dance, dance" to a final restful bedtime: "Duerme, baby, duerme. Sleep, sleep, sleep." Buenas noches.

~ Eight Cousins, Summer Picks 2020


O Is for Ocean Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781641701853
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Published: Familius - April 14th, 2020

Mireles’s O is for Ocean is an alphabetical journey through the sea. Children can learn their alphabet while staying entertained by Kaliaha’s adorable illustrations of happy plants and animals. With sea creatures smiling from the page, readers can’t help but smile back.

~ Eight Cousins, Summer Picks 2020


From Tree to Sea Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481495318
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - February 12th, 2019

From Tree to Sea by Shelley Moore Thomas shows readers how much we can learn from the beautiful world around us. Kids can explore all that the world has to offer, and Christopher Silas Neal’s illustrations will give readers a greater appreciation of nature. 

~ Eight Cousins, Summer Picks 2020

 


Swashby and the Sea Cover Image
By Beth Ferry, Juana Martinez-Neal (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544707375
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020

Swashby of Beth Ferry’s Swashby and the Sea is a crotchety old sea captain. His only friend is the ocean, and that’s just the way he likes it—until he meets his new neighbors. Against Swashby’s wishes, the sea helps him find new friends, and even become part of a family. 

~ Eight Cousins, Summer Picks 2020

 


The Sea Knows Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534438224
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - May 5th, 2020

This beautiful book explores the ocean depths with stunning illustrations of everything from blue whales to sea grass, from arctic ice to deep seas. Poetic, factual, and luminous, the book appeals to all. It is great for reading together and learning to read, and has a section at the end for the more advanced reader with facts about the creatures you’ve seen in the book. This book will take you on a journey under the sea.

~ Eight Cousins, Summer Picks 2020

 

 


The Garden of Abdul Gasazi Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780395278048
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 10th, 1979

Chris Van Allsburg’s carbon pencil drawings in The Garden of Abdul Gasazi are works of art. The story is wonderful, too. Alan Mitz is tasked with taking care of Miss Hester’s bull terrier, Fritz. (If you have a keen eye, you will find Fritz hiding somewhere in each of Van Allsburg’s books.) Despite his best efforts, Alan loses Fritz—in a retired magician’s topiary garden. This book is a reminder that you’re never too old to believe in magic.

~ Eight Cousins, Summer Picks 2020

 


What About Worms!? (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781368045735
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - May 19th, 2020

Who would have thought that a big, brave tiger that isn’t afraid of anything is actually afraid of worms? Everywhere he goes, this tiger is worried about worms, but in a funny twist, we learn that worms are afraid of tigers, too. This tale, presented by Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie, is perfect for early readers, but is sure to make everyone laugh out loud!    

~ Eight Cousins, Summer Picks 2020


D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780440406945
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 1992

D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths provides an overview of Greek Mythology, starting with the union of Earth and Sky, and despite Cronos’s gut-churning attempts at infanticide, the panoply of Greek Gods. It is not only the writing that informs and is compelling, but also the D’Aulaires’ wild lithographs. D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths introduces younger readers to stories that are the basis of countless great works of literature and art in the most wonderful way—inspiring their imaginations.

~ Eight Cousins, Summer Picks 2020

 


A Graphix Book: Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #1: The Dragonet Prophecy Cover Image
By Tui T. Sutherland, Mike Holmes (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780545942157
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Published: Graphix - January 2nd, 2018

Fantasy, dragons, magical quests! The popular series Wings of Fire comes alive in three graphic novels. What more could anyone want for a great summer read? Highly recommended for graphic novel fans. 

~ Eight Cousins, Summer Picks 2020


Nightmare Escape (Dream Jumper, Book 1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780545826044
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Published: Graphix - June 28th, 2016

The Dream Jumper series of graphic novels is the perfect combination of mystery and excitement as Ben tries to save his friends from an evil dream monster who keeps them from waking. But, don't forget, minds and dreams are not always logical.

~ Eight Cousins, Summer Picks 2020

 


Echo Mountain Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525555568
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2020

Twelve-year-old Ellie and her family lose just about everything during the Great Depression, including their home. They are forced to move to the mountains of Maine, where they rebuild their lives from scratch. When her father is severely injured, Ellie learns to trust her instincts and develop her burgeoning interest in medicine and healing with some help from unexpected friends.

~ Eight Cousins, Summer Picks 2020

 


Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358003199
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor is the perfect mix of witty and heartwarming, and everything a reader could hope for in Ally Carter’s middle grade debut. The character of April is extremely relatable, and exactly the heroine every 12-year-old needs. The book incorporates themes of belonging and poses the question, “What is a home?” alongside a funny and mysterious adventure, in a very original in style.

~ Eight Cousins, Summer Picks 2020

 


Date Me, Bryson Keller Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593126035
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 19th, 2020

Date Me, Bryson Keller, by Kevin van Whye is an endearing romance, perfect for beach reading. Kai Sheridan, like everyone else at school, knows all about the dare. Bryson Keller has to date whoever asks him for one week. Kai doesn’t really intend to ask Bryson out, but he does. And Bryson, acknowledging that the dare never specified gender, agrees. Both Kai and Bryson are fun and complex characters, trying to navigate what this week of dating means for them and whether a week is really enough. A sweet romance, filled with fantastic secondary characters. 

~ Eight Cousins, Summer Picks 2020


Sadie: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250105714
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Published: Wednesday Books - September 4th, 2018

Courtney Summers does a great job conveying story through the troubled, but smart character Sadie. Summers keeps the reader constantly wondering what is going to happen next. Although it is a bit on the heavier side in the way of content, it’s an easy book in which to become totally engrossed— perfect for those days when the weather isn’t quite nice enough to hit the beach. Truly captivating.

~ Eight Cousins, Summer Picks 2020

 


Proxy Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147511331
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Published: Speak - May 1st, 2014

Proxy is a high-octane, adventure story that doesn’t let up. The (not-so) future world that Syd inhabits is filled with tech, money, and extreme power imbalances between the haves and have nots. The haves have everything, including the right to contract a proxy who takes punishment on their behalf. Syd is a proxy for Knox—spoiled, rich, and completely uninterested in taking responsibility for any of his reckless actions. Then Knox goes too far; Syd’s punishment is too extreme, and both of them end up on the run together, only to discover that all the tech, money, and power in their city is more sinister than either of them realized.

~ Eight Cousins, Summer Picks 2020