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Summer Reading

Summer is right around the corner for students here in Lane County and some of you may be looking for a few good books to get lost in. We've rounded up some of the hottest books to get you through the hottest of summer days.

Grades K-2

She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton

Meet 13 incredible women who despite being told "no", changed the world through their unrelenting tenacity. Sometimes by speaking out, sometimes by being silent but nonetheless, they persisted.

Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel by Adam Rubin

What happens when the world runs out of tacos? No big deal unless its your favorite food and then it becomes a huge issue! Leave it to these dragons to use their creativity to time travel and replenish their beloved tacos. Don't forget to check out Dragons Love Tacos if you haven't already.

Du iz tak? by Carson Ellis

This one came out back in October but we have to add it! A complete masterpiece in its visual artistry and use of language, follow two damselflies and their friends on the mysterious journey of discovering a tiny, unknown plant shoot. However, this is quite the wild world and something dangerous is waiting to happen...

Grades 3-5

5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior by Mark & Alexis Siegel

The Five Worlds are on the brink of extinction unless five ancient and mysterious beacons are lit. When war erupts, three unlikely heroes will discover there's more to themselves and more to their worlds than meets the eye.

Hello World: A Celebration of Languages and Curiosities by Jonathon Litton

"Hello" is a pretty universal greeting but do you know how to say it in hieroglyphics? What about in Native American hand talk? This interactive book not only teaches you how to say it in 150 different languages, it will open up your world just a little bit


Real Friends by Shannon Hale

What happens when you realize that best friend for life may not be in fact, for life? Dive into this graphic novel to follow Shannon as she navigates the social roller coaster and learn that even though its tough, finding real friends is always worth the journey.

Young Adult

Kill All Happies by Rachel Cohn

Graduating senior, Vic, is banking on not only throwing the most epic bash but also winning the heart of her longtime crush. Only problem is the venue for this epic bash is closing its doors for good and soon patrons start appearing out of nowhere to say good-bye. If you can't beat them, you might as well party!

The Gentlemen's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

This historical fiction, set in the 18th century, follows two friends as they tour Europe but unexpectedly happen upon a magical artifact that leads them on an adventure of a lifetime.

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

Set in another galaxy, every being develops a "currentgift" that can help them shape the future. However, some gifts make their owners vulnerable to other's control.

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