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For summer reading, 2012-13 Sunshine State Young Reader's books

Summer reading program

Here are the 2012-13 Sunshine State Young Reader's Awards Program master lists to help students and parents encourage summer reading.

Grades 3-5

Edgar Allan's Official Crime Investigation Notebook by Mary Amato

The Fast and the Furriest by Andy Behrens

The Trouble With Chickens by Doreen Cronin

The Familiars by Adam Epstein and Andrew Jacobson

Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm

Guinea Dog by Patrick Jennings

The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester by Barbara O'Connor

Fortune's Magic Farm by Suzanne Selfors

Aliens on Vacation by Clete Barrett Smith

The Books of Elsewhere: The Shadows by Jacqueline West

Grades 6-8

How Lamar's Bad Prank Won a Bubba-sized Trophy by Crystal Allen

Wild Things by Clay Carmichael

Happenstance Found by P.W. Catanese

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Hide and Seek by Katy Grant

Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald

The Juvie Three by Gordon Korman

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick

My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison

Lost in the River of Grass by Ginny Rorby

The Trouble With Half a Moon by Danette Vigilante

Saint Louis Armstrong Beach by Brenda Woods

For summer reading, 2012-13 Sunshine State Young Reader's books 06/01/13 [Last modified: Friday, May 31, 2013 2:13pm]
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