Sunday, June 5, 2016

Middlegrade/Young Teen/Young Adult Summer Reading Picks from RIPLEY'S BOOKLIST

15 Younger YA books You Should Read This Summer

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Tome Tender asked Ripley and her son to give us a list of summer reading for kids and they came up with some great choices for which we are extremely grateful! 
These two know what they are talking about, Ripley is an award winning YA author and her son is a YA reader!  Together they make a wonderful team with a wonderful newsletter!
It's like having your own personal Book Shopper!

Keep your child busy with reading this summer...avoid the words "I'm bored" and gain a little reading time for yourself, as well!

Up, Back, and Away by K. Velk, For lovers of Time Travel.
Miles McTavish bicycles back in time to 1928, and across the sea to England. Once there, he must find “a girl with a gift, a girl born out of her time” and a “secret that was not meant to be” and then return home with them both. And the cover was designed by Scarlett Rugers who also designed the covers of Ripley's PSS Chronicles Series.

Knights of the Square Table by Teri Kanefield.(FREE AT TIME OF POSTING) For fans of survival stories.
Meet the Knights of the Square Table, San Francisco's all-star chess team. On their way home from a tournament in Europe, their plane makes a forced landing on a remote island in the North Atlantic. Part survival story, part crime novel with a twist, here's what happens when six teenagers act on their optimism and attempt the impossible.

Snowball, Chronicles of a Wererabbit by M.Y. Zeman. Unique Shifter Read.
Snow wasn't born with a scar on her forehead. She isn't the heir to a distant kingdom. She was born a rabbit and always thought her destiny was to die in a laboratory. But Snow is no ordinary rabbit. She's a wererabbit.

Sneaking Suspicions by Jan Hinds. Awesome YA dystopian thriller.
To picture the main character just imagine Jack Reacher about two hundred pounds lighter and two feet shorter and female...and yeah, Tharon Trace is my new twelve year old hero.

Fairy Keeper by Amy Bearce. If you love Fairies, this one's for you.
Everyone in the world of Aluvia views the fairy keeper mark as a gift, but not Sierra. She hates being a fairy keeper.

Winter's Bite by Hannah Parry, Historical Mystery.
When Isabella Rockwell's father dies in India, she's sent "home" to England, a country she's never known.

Theo and the Forbidden Language by Melanie Ansley. For lovers of books with animal characters.
In the isolated rabbit village of Willago, introverted Theo has a secret. Even though reading and writing were long ago outlawed as sorcery, Theo can’t resist the books hidden in the family cupboard.

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis, Make this your next fairy tale read.
It isn’t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true.

The Midnight Society by Rhonda Sermon. Another Fantastic time travel tale.
As a teen in the witness protection program, Cate has a protocol for dealing with every situation--except magic.

Del Ryder and the Crystal Seed by Matthew David Brough. (FREE AT TIME OF POSTING) 
Portal fantasy reminiscent of Madeleine L'Engle and C.S. Lewis.
Del Ryder and her three best friends stumble through the portal into Azdia. There they meet Crimson, a lumen full of hope, who believes Del and her friends are the ones they have been waiting for.

Flexible Wings by Veda Stamps. Excellent Contemporary YA.
Summer Stevenson is an eleven-year-old military kid who dreams of having a permanent home and swimming in the Olympics one day, just like her idol Olympian Lia Neal. But those things seem out of reach as her parents “the heroes” continually move the family from house to house like boxed-up toys.

The Society of Imaginary Friends by Kristen Pham,(FREE AT TIME OF POSTING) Excellent fantasy with otherworld elements.
Valerie Diaz has a power that she can't contain, and it's killing her. Bounced between foster homes and the streets, she only has time to concentrate on staying alive. But a visit from the imaginary friend of her childhood opens a world of possibilities, including a new life half a universe away on a planet that is bursting with magic.

The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell, Wolves and survival. Need I say more?
Feo’s life is extraordinary. Her mother trains domesticated wolves to be able to fend for themselves in the snowy wilderness of Russia, and Feo is following in her footsteps to become a wolf wilder.

The Keepers: The Box and the Dragonfly by Ted Sanders
A Magical, Harry Potter-esque, fat, fantasy read.
The kind of book you deliberately read slowly because every page forward brings you closer to the end. And to top it all off, it was written by Ripley's very own cousin.

Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand, Not sure how to describe it but you'll love it.
Reality and fantasy collide in this heartfelt and mysterious novel for fans of Counting by 7s and Bridge to Terabithia, about a girl who must save a magical make-believe world in order to save herself.

About Ripley Patton

Ripley Patton lives in Portland, Oregon with one cat, two teenagers, and a man who wants to live on a boat. She is an award-winning short story writer and author of The PSS Chronicles, a young adult paranormal thriller series.
Ripley doesn't smoke, or drink, or cuss as much as her characters. Her only real vices are writing, eating M&Ms, and watching reality television. 

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