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Byrd's Books Suggested Summer Reading for 8 -12 year-olds

Don't tell the others, but this is my favorite age group for children's books- thus the length of the list. Also there are so many new titles to include. If a series, I have placed the first in the series here- so the reader can discover the rest of the books in the series.

We are going to stock these books throughout the summer and have a summer reading program that includes a pizza lunch with an author.

Amphibian Acrobats Cover Image
By Leslie Bulion, Robert Meganck (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781682631843
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - March 1st, 2020

Science that is SO much fun! (Ages 8-12)


The Button War: A Tale of the Great War Cover Image
By Avi
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536204896
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - March 17th, 2020

ages 10-14


A Ceiling Made of Eggshells Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062878199
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Quill Tree Books - May 12th, 2020

ages 8-12 (signed cioies)


Finding Langston (The Finding Langston Trilogy) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780823445820
Availability: Backordered
Published: Holiday House - January 7th, 2020

ages 8-12


Firegirl Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316011709
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2007

ages 10-14


From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689711817
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 1998

ages 8-12


Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338157826
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 25th, 2019

ages 9-12


Ghost (Track #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481450164
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

ages 10-13


A Girl, a Raccoon, and the Midnight Moon: (Juvenile Fiction, Mystery, Young Reader Detective Story, Light Fantasy for Kids) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452169521
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - January 7th, 2020

ages 8-12 (signed copies)


The Gregor the Overlander (Scholastic Gold) (The Underland Chronicles #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780439678131
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - June 25th, 2013

ages 9-12


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Greta's Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet Cover Image
By Valentina Camerini, Moreno Giovannoni (Translated by), Veronica Carratello (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534468788
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Aladdin - April 6th, 2021

ages 9-12


I Love You, Michael Collins Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250158451
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Square Fish - June 19th, 2018

ages 8-12


Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316515474
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2019

ages 10-13


Kristy's Great Idea (The Baby-sitters Club, 1) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338642209
Availability: Backordered
Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 5th, 2020

ages 8-12


Lifeboat 12 Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781481468848
Availability: Backordered
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

ages 8-13 (signed copies)


New Kid Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

ages 8-12


On the Horizon Cover Image
By Lois Lowry, Kenard Pak (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358129400
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020

ages 8-12


The One and Only Bob Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062991317
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - May 5th, 2020

ages 8-12


The One and Only Ivan Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780061992278
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - January 6th, 2015

ages 8-12


The Orphan Band of Springdale Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781536213195
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2020

ages 10-14


Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers Cover Image
By Anna James, Paola Escobar (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781984837141
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - February 25th, 2020

ages 8-12


The Stars Beneath Our Feet Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524701277
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Yearling - January 8th, 2019

ages 10 and up


Stepping Stones (Peapod Farm #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781984896841
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Graphic - May 5th, 2020

ages 8-12


Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made Cover Image
By Stephan Pastis, Stephan Pastis (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763669270
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2015

ages 8-12


The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062491435
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 23rd, 2018

ages 8-12


War Is Over Cover Image
By David Almond, David Litchfield (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536209860
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - May 12th, 2020

ages 8-12


We Dream of Space Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062747303
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - May 5th, 2020

ages 8-12


We're Not from Here Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524773076
Availability: Backordered
Published: Yearling - March 10th, 2020

ages 8-12


Wedgie & Gizmo Cover Image
By Suzanne Selfors, Barbara Fisinger (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062447630
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - August 22nd, 2017

ages 8-12


A Wish in the Dark Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536204940
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - March 24th, 2020

Ragweed and Poppy Cover Image
By Avi, Brian Floca (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062671349
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - June 9th, 2020

We also have Poppy, the first in the series