Featured Books

Please check out these featured books selected by our United Through Reading team.

Summer

Author: Alice Low
Age Range: 0 - 8

Your kids will love to read along with the rhythm and rhyme in this book about summer time.

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My Spring Robin

Author: Anne Rockwell
Age Range: 0 - 8

A little girl goes looking for the robin that sang to her every day last summer.

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Tuck Everlasting

Author: Natalie Babbitt
Age Range: 0 - 8

Tuck Everlasting“The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses its turning.” This magical tale about drinking from a spring of immortality centers on a ten-year-old girl, Winnie Foster.

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Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Author: Dr. Seuss
Age Range: 0 - 8

 

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/Bartholomew and the OobleckKing Derwin of the Kingdom of Didd gets angry a lot. The year he started grumbling at the sky, though, his page Bartholomew Cubbins just didn’t know what to make of it. He growled at the spring’s rain, the summer’s sunshine, the autumn’s fog, and the winter’s snow.

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The White Elephant

Author: Sid Fleischman
Age Range: 0 - 8

The White ElephantOn a summer day in old Siam (now called Thailand), “hot as an oven with its doors flung open,” Run-Run, a young orphan boy, is returning from clearing tree stumps on the hillside with his 50-year-old elephant Walking Mountain.

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Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon

Author: Catherine Thimmesh
Age Range: 0 - 8

Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the MoonHere is a rare perspective on a story we only thought we knew. For Apollo 11, the first moon landing, is a story that belongs to many, not just the few and famous. It belongs to the seamstress who put together twenty-two layers of fabric for each space suit. To the engineers who created a special heat shield to protect the capsule during its fiery reentry. It belongs to the flight directors, camera designers, software experts, suit testers, telescope crew, aerospace technicians, photo developers, engineers, and navigators.

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Stanford Wong Flunks Big-time

Author: Lisa Yee
Age Range: 0 - 8

Stanford Wong Flunks Big-timeBecause he’s just flunked sixth-grade English, Stanford Wong, who thinks of himself as “the only stupid Chinese kid in America,” won’t be able to go to basketball camp this summer. Instead, he’ll be taking a summer school English class with Mr. Glick, AKA Teacher Torturer.

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Twilight

Author: Stephenie Meyer
Age Range: 0 - 8

TwilightFrom Amazon:

Isabella Swan’s move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella’s life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Isabella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife-between desire and danger.Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite

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Summerland

Author: Michael Chabon
Age Range: 0 - 8

51JEWDVX10L[1]Ethan Feld hates baseball. The whole league calls him “Dog Boy,” because he’s always wanting a walk-he’s the worst player in the history of baseball. The day the Roosters face the Angels, the only people holding Ethan back from quitting for good are his father and the team’s star, Jennifer.

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All Shook Up

Author: Shelley Pearsall
Age Range: 0 - 8

All Shook UpFrom Amazon.com:

The King of Rock ’n’ Roll lives! And he’s Josh’s dad.

When 13-year-old Josh finds out that he has to stay with his dad in Chicago for a few months, he’s not too thrilled. But when he arrives at the airport, he’s simply devastated. His father—who used to be a scatterbrained but pretty normal shoe salesman—has become . . . Elvis. Well, a sideburnwearing, hip-twisting, utterly-embarrassing Elvis impersonator.

Josh is determined to keep his dad’s identity a secret, but on his very first day at his new school, a note appears on his locker.

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Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator

Author: Jennifer Allison
Age Range: 0 - 8

 

Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator (Gilda Joyce series)Ever since her father died, quirky Gilda Joyce has been working hard to sharpen her psychic skills. She’s determined to communicate with spirits from the Other Side and become a crack investigator of spooky, twisted mysteries. After wrangling an invitation to visit relatives in San Francisco, Gilda discovers that her dreary, tight-lipped uncle and his strange, delicate daughter need her help to uncover the terrible family secret that has a tortured ghost stalking their home. From poignant to hair-raising and hilarious, this is a behind-the-scenes, tell-all account of the very first case in the illustrious career of Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator.

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