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English, Karen.

Summary: After having a fight, two friends spend the day ignoring each other, until the lure of a game of jump rope helps them to forget about being mad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2004

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: E ENG

McKay, Sindy.

Summary: Jessica was not exactly happy about having to spend part of her summer in the country with her aunt and uncle, until she met a pony named Peanut.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Treasure Bay 2008

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Stacks, Call number: PB PON

Zombie, Zack

Summary: A twelve-year-old Minecraft zombie gets ready for summer break.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zack Zombie Pub. 2015

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Fiction, Call number: F MIN

Kinney, Jeff.

Summary: Greg Heffley recounts his daily experiences during summer vacation as he tries to live out his ultimate fantasy of spending the days indoors playing video games with no responsibilities and no rules, despite his mother's attempts to pack the summer with outdoor activities and family fun.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Omnibook Publishers 2010

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Fiction, Call number: F KIN

Hesse, Karen.

Summary: A young girl eagerly awaits a coming rainstorm to bring relief from the oppressive summer heat.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 1999

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: E HES

Payne, Nina.

Summary: Illustrations and rhythmic text describe the delights of a summer evening.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: E PAY

McDonnell, Janet

Summary: Mouse experiences his first summer and hears from the other animals why it is such a wonderful season, filled with plentiful food and the opportunity to grow.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Childrens Press 1993

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: [E] MCD

Gibbons, Faye.

Summary: A young boy and his grandfather ride on a steam locomotive chugging through Georgia one hot summer day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Boyds Mills Press 2002

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: JE GIBBONS

Sís, Peter

Summary: A little boy writes a letter to his grandfather about all the reading and studying he is doing this summer--but all his activities revolve around ice cream.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2015

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Juvenile Easy Collection, Call number: JE SIS

Watson, Renaee

Summary: In the summer before fifth grade, Ryan Hart continues to grow through changes and challenges, such as waiting for a new baby sister to be born, a summer camp trip, and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Children's Books 2021

Copies Available at Cherry Street Intermediate

1 available in Fiction, Call number: J FICTION WATSON

Reid, Taylor Jenkins

Summary: "Set against the backdrop of the Malibu surf culture of the 1980s Malibu Burning follows the daughter of a famous singer who, once she finds fame, must grapple with the fact that her father abandoned her and her siblings when they were young"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2021

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Hilderbrand, Elin.

Summary: After a fatal car crash during a summer celebration on Nantucket island, four teenagers question if the roots of the accident lie further in the past than they seem; is true healing possible, in even these most devastating circumstance; and, can true friendship ever really die?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Reagan Arthur Books/Little, Brown and Co. 2012

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION HILDERBRAND

Brashares, Ann

Summary: Summer for Sasha and Ray means the sprawling old house on Long Island. Since they were children, they've shared almost everything--reading the same books, running down the same sandy footpaths to the beach, eating peaches from the same market, laughing around the same sun-soaked dining table. Even sleeping in the same bed, on the very same worn cotton sheets. But they've never met. Sasha's dad...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2017

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION BRASHARES

Andrews, Mary Kay

Summary: Ellis questions everything she believed after losing an all-consuming job, while Julia struggles with insecurities that threaten a loving relationship and Dorie confronts a maelstrom of problems after a shocking betrayal.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2011

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION ANDREWS

Galligan, Gale

Summary: Accompanying the Pike family during a two-week vacation to the Jersey Shore, baby-sitter Stacey falls head over heels for a handsome lifeguard despite Mary Anne's warning that he is too old for her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2019

Copies Available at Cherry Street Intermediate

1 available in Fiction, Call number: J GRAPHIC BABY-SITTERS v. 7

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J GRAPHIC BABYSITTERS v.7

Culli, Lindsey Roth

Summary: Before heading off to college in the fall, Rachel Walls decides to give in to the universe for the summer and say yes to everything, bringing her friendship, new experiences, and, if she lets her guard down, love.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION CULLI

Henkes, Kevin

Summary: Illustrations and easy-to-read text introduce the colors, songs, and activities of summer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Juvenile Easy Collection, Call number: JE HENKES

Aliki.

Summary: A little girl remembers summers at the seashore where children swim, romp on the beach, collect shells, build sandcastles, and enjoy other fun-filled activities.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1996

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Thompson, Lauren.

Summary: Mouse tries many new things when he and Minka celebrate summer by enjoying a picnic in the park.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2004

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Picture Books, Call number: [E] THO

Whelan, Gloria.

Summary: Elsa dreads spending the summer at her grandparents' house on Lake Huron, but she discovers the excitement of nature and the richness of friendship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Eerdmans 1994

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION WHELAN

Staples, Suzanne Fisher

Summary: During the summer before fifth grade, Suzanne, a daydreaming loner who likes to fish and walk through the woods, acquires a canine companion. Based on the author's childhood in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: FSG 2003

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION STAPLES

Tamaki, Mariko.

Summary: Rose and her parents have been going to Awago Beach since she was a little girl. It's her summer getaway, her refuge. Her friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had, completing her summer family. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and Rose and Windy have gotten tangled up in a tragedy-in-the-making in the small town of Awago Beach....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2014

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y GRAPHIC TAMAKI

Warner, Gertrude Chandler

Summary: The children are spending the summer on their own private island but there is a mysterious stranger on the island.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman & Co. 1977

Copies Available at Rapid City Elementary

1 available in Fiction, Call number: F WAR

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION WARNER bk.2

Copies Available at Birch Street Elementary

1 available in Fiction, Call number: [Fic] WAR

Copies Available at Cherry Street Intermediate

1 available in Fiction, Call number: [Fic] WAR

Gruley, Bryan

Summary: "Summertime in Bleak Harbor means tourists, overpriced restaurants, and the Dragonfly Festival. One day before the much-awaited and equally chaotic celebration, Danny Peters, the youngest member of the family that founded the town five generations ago, disappears. When Danny's mother, Carey, and stepfather, Pete, receive a photo of their brilliant, autistic, and socially withdrawn son tied to a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas & Mercer 2018

Copies Available at Kalkaska County Library

1 available in Michigan Mystery Collection, Call number: MICH MYSTERY GRULEY

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