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Book Corner: Our favorite summer reads


Whether your kids like to read in the shade of a big tree or on a sandy beach, these great titles, handpicked by our booksellers, are sure to delight kids of all ages!

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By Bruce Degan​
Ages 2-4

A boy meets an endearing, rhyme-spouting bear, who squires him through a fantastic world of raspberry rabbits, brassberry bands, and meadows of strawberry jam! Children will want to devour these rollicking, berryful rhymes and exuberant, colorful pictures again and again.


Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat (Book 1)

Written by Johnny Marciano and Emily Chenoweth, Illustrated by Robb Mommaerts​
Ages 8-12

Klawde was High Commander of the planet Lyttyrboks. But when he is stripped of his feline throne, he is sentenced to the worst possible punishment: exile to a small planet in a quiet corner of the universe… named Earth.


To Night Owl From Dogfish

By Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer​
Ages 10+

When their dads fall in love, fearless Bett and bookish Avery are sent, against their will, to the same sleepaway camp. Their dads hope that they will find common ground and become friends. And possibly, one day, even sisters.


Aurora Rising

By Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff​
Ages 12+

Thanks to his boneheaded heroism, star pupil Tyler Jones is stuck with Aurora Academy’s losers and discipline cases instead of recruiting his dream squad. But his ragtag group of misfits might just be the galaxy’s last hope.


About the Author

Nicholas Carr, University Book Store