Monday, June 11, 2012

What the kids are reading these days, literally

SF's public schools let out on May 25, so it seems like a fine time to check in on what the kids are reading this summer.  To that end, here are Green Apple's top ten books for young adults and for younger readers.

Young Adult/Middle Grade:

  1. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  4. Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
  5. Serpent's Shadow by Rick Rioirdan
  6. LEGO Ninjago: Rise of the Snakes by Tracey West
  7. LEGO Ninjago: the Golden Weapons by Tracey West
  8. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  9. Enchantress by Michael Scott
  10. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Young Readers/Picture Books:
  1. Oh, the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss (a perennial graduation gift)
  2. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Slide and Find edition) by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle
  3. The Monster at the End of This Book by Michael Smollin
  4. All Around the World by Geraldine Cosneau
  5. Inside Freight Train by Donald Crews
  6. Pierre, a Continuous Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue by Maurice Sendak (RIP)
  7. Hug Time by Patrick McDonnell
  8. The Feelings Book by Todd Parr
  9. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle 
  10. The Boy Who Cried Ninja by Alex Latimer
As always, we're here with suggestions for kids of any age!


Anonymous said...

FYI, so many kids are reading "Out Of My Mind" because it's required summer reading for Roosevelt Middle School 6th, 7th and 8th graders.

Anonymous said...

Oh, we know. But if it's good enough to make 500+ middle schoolers read it, perhaps other might want to take a look at it?

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