Reading Suggestions for April Break

Ms. Post helps a student check out a new book.
Ms. Post helps a student check out a new book.

With April vacation coming up next week, CCSC Librarian Barbara Post invites all students to replenish their supply of DEAR books — and to return any books they have finished so they are available for other students.

Ms. Post keeps adding new titles to refresh the collection throughout the year. Here are a few suggestions:

Looking for a powerful teen drama? Sink your teeth into Bait by Alex Sanchez.

Want to make Mr. Seton and Mr. Fahsel smile? Dig into the Roman Mysteries series by Caroline Lawrence (6 new books especially for 7th graders).

Psyched for baseball season? Check out Baseball in April by Gary Soto or How Baseball Works by Keltie Thomas.

Ready for a compelling family memoir? Try From Murder to Forgiveness: A Father’s Story by Azim Khamisa.

Celebrating National Poetry Month this month? Dip into 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems from the Middle East by Naomi Shihab Nye.

Is skateboarding your passion? Check out Under the Bridge by Michael Harmon.

Curious about the origins of hip hop? Get your hands on Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation by Jeff Chang.

Are you a hopeless romantic? Fall for a modern retelling of the classic Swan Lake love story: Amiri and Odette by Walter Dean Myers.

Love World War II dramas and exotic settings (Burma)? Lose yourself in Elephant Run by Roland Smith.

Like to cook (and eat)? Sample recipes in the new Gastrokid Cookbook: Feeding a Foodie Family in a Fast-Food World by Hugh Garvey and Matthew Yeomans.

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