It’s already August, and that means it’s time to savour the last precious weeks of summer! What better way to relax and enjoy the sunshine than with a book—or four? These are our summer reading recommendations—from an action-packed climate-fiction trilogy, to a wistful coming-of-age novel set in a seaside town, there’s something here for every young reader to enjoy.
The Flooded Earth Trilogy by Mardi McConnochie
Four children, one sailboat, and a technologically enhanced parrot. They couldn’t possibly be enough to take on a perilous ocean, gangs of pirates, and a corrupt government…but if twins Will and Annalie want to find their missing father, they’re just going to have to be.
Set in a not-so-distant future when the Earth has been devastated by a massive Flood, Mardi McConnochie’s seafaring saga is a nonstop action adventure.
Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles by Shari Green
Sent to an island town to stay with her estranged grandmother while her parents try to save their crumbling marriage, 11-year-old Bailey feels helpless and cast away. When a self-proclaimed prophet predicts “a stranger from the sea will change everything,” Bailey hopes this stranger can solve her problems – little suspecting her own ability to influence the world.
In this warm and wistful middle-grade novel, Bailey’s seaside summer is marked by powerful realizations about the strengths and weaknesses of all the people in her life…including herself.