Tag Archives: Summer

Summer Theme Part 1: “Going To Camp”

Over the next few months, we’ll be looking at some books focusing on popular YA summer experiences. Part 1 will be “Going to Camp” and will commence the first week of July; in the meantime, you can check out some … Continue reading

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Summer of Fear By Lois Duncan

Rachel’s not jealous of her cousin. But she is afraid. Like many readers, I was saddened to hear about the sudden death of Lois Duncan last week, at the age of 82. Best known for her YA thrillers, she was … Continue reading

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No Coins, Please By Gordon Korman

How much trouble can six 11-year -old campers cause on a tour across the U.S.A.? Background:¬†Canadian writer Gordon Korman retains a cultish appeal among a certain segment of Middle Readers, in part because (as stated in the Scholastic Book Services … Continue reading

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Nothing Ever Happens Here By Carol Beach York

Elizabeth learns what growing up is all about through love‚Ķ and a summer she will never forget. Background: Carol Beach York is one of those authors that seemed to specialize in YA and Juvenile mass-market paperbacks. In addition to a … Continue reading

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