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5 Books to Get Kids Excited About Reading

Reading is COOL...especially when you have a great story! These five-featured books will have children of all ages begging to go the nearest Barnes & Noble and dive into a new book.

Lost in Ireland by Cindy Callaghan

When Meghan McGlinchey, one of the most superstitious girls around, receives a chain letter from Ireland she immediately follows the directions to pass it on. She follows the direction-- but with a few tiny shortcuts. After a disastrous day Meghan realizes the shortcuts were a big mistake as she finds herself forever cursed. Thankfully, her family has a vacation to Ireland planned and Meghan is determined to find the original sender and break her unlucky streak—and maybe find a cute Irish boy while she’s there.

Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee

As sisters and best friends, Jules and Sylvie are inseparable. That is, until Sylvie disappears after running to the forbidden river to throw in a wishing stone. The girls had already lost their mother, making Jules devastated but determined to find her sister. In an alternating world, the shadow world, a young fox senses danger. As Jules and the fox search for answers their worlds collide, creating a mythically beautiful tale.

Curio by Evangeline Denmark

Curio is a great pick for an advanced reader. Explore the fantastical world of porcelain and clockwork people as Grey searches for the key to end the Chemists’ dark rule. Will Grey be able to save the day before her town gets destroyed and her best friend loses her life?

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Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit

If you loved The Book Thief you will love this striking original story. In the midst of the Second World War seven-year-old Anna lost her father to the Germans. Soon after she meets the Swallow Man, a mysterious magical man who can speak many languages and summon birds. Enchanted, Anna joins the man on his travels. But in a world gone mad, is she truly safe?

Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein

You’re invited to the first-ever Library Olympics with Lugi Lemoncello! Mr. Lemoncello is inviting teams from all across America to compete, but when books start disappearing the competition turns into more than a game. It becomes an action-packed story to discover the defenders of the books and champions of the libraries.

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