This is the blog of children's book author and third grade teacher, Stacy Barnett Mozer. I blog about my own writing journey, the journey of other kidlit authors, my classroom, and talk about books. Thanks for stopping by. Your thoughts are always welcome (and encouraged).

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Must Read This Summer

Every year as I set up my third grade students' summer reading goals, I like to set my own. Here are the books I must read this summer. It's a good thing that I am a fast reader. There's so many great new books to read!

One For the Murphys by Linda Mullaly Hunt
Capture the Flag by Kate Messner
Son by Lois Lowry (completed June 10)
Pie by Sarah Weeks
Winterling by Sarah Prineas
The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer
Spaceheadz Books 2 and 3 by Jon Scieszka
Sisters Grimm Book 9 by Michael Buckley
One Dog and His Boy by Eva Ibbotson
Floors by Patrick Carmen
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Interesting that they are all middle grade this year. A shout out to the publishers for working to get middle grade kids some really amazing books!

Here's a fantastic list from The Mixed Up Files of Middle Grade Authors of other middle grade books that will be around to read this summer.

What are your Must Reads This Summer?


  1. I have to read the Flanagan Brotherband Chronicles, and I am looking forward to Lupica's Game Changers. Michael Cadnum's Seize the Storm is probably the next thing I will read, and I wish I didn't have to wait until August to see Will Hill's The Rising.

  2. The Brotherband Chronicles may be added to my list too. I haven't heard of the other ones. I will have to look them up.


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