More MG Books For Summer Reading + A Give-away.

Here are two more great middle grade books that happen to take place during the summer which makes them perfect for summer reading.Β  I’ve included my reviews for each one.

I Love You, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

I LOVE YOU, MICHAEL COLLINS by Lauren Boratz Logsted

“A wonderfully detailed trip back to the days leading up to the Apollo 11 mission to land the first man on the moon. Brings back the magic and wonder of that monumental accomplishment. Told through the POV of 12 year old Mamie as she and her best friend Buster prepare for the big event. While Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin get all the attention for stepping out onto the moon surface, Mamie thinks Michael Collins deserves the most recognition for bringing them back safely to earth. Perfect summertime read for celebrating the 50th anniversary of the event.”


“A feel-good modern fairy tale of a summer filled with adventure and discovery. This book will keep you smiling and eagerly turning pages until the very end. Fresh,
charming, delightful, and full of surprises. It is a story “made of awesome”.”
Beauty and Bernice
I will give away a copy of BEAUTY AND BERNICE to one lucky winner drawn randomly. Let me know what your favorite childhood summer memory is and your name will be entered. If you share this post on FB or Twitter, I’ll put your name in a second time.
Winner will be announced here on 9-2-2019.


16 thoughts on “More MG Books For Summer Reading + A Give-away.

  1. Ah, a favorite? Well, I’ll sum it up more as a favorite summer place full of memories πŸ™‚
    When I was a kid and we were living in the Bronx, whenever the weather suited, our family (and this included aunts, uncles, cousins, family friends, grandparents, anyone who could), would pack up a day’s worth of food and whatever else we’d need, and travel across the old Tappan Zee Bridge to a glorious place in Spring Valley, NY called Requa Lake. It had everything anyone could want for fun-filled summer days: an enormous man-made lake with multi-height diving boards and standing “rafts,” a cold-water pool, a huge pavillion with a jukebox that always brings “Where Did Our Love Go?” to mind, game areas with shuffle board, table tennis and more, grassy ball fields, and picnic tables-a-plenty throughout the surrounding trees. Sadly, maybe 20 years ago, it was bulldozed and replaced by townhouses. Happily–the memories last “forever.” πŸ˜€

  2. My favorite childhood summer memory is staying for a week in a beach house right on the dunes of Long Beach Island. I loved catching the tiny toads and looking for pretty shells.

  3. Living in California, what I really miss is lightning bugs twinkling in the Midwestern summer sky. I remember catching them and keeping them in an old Mason jar for part of an evening before letting them fly away. Thanks for the book reviews.

  4. I lived up a holler with many cousins as my neighbors. I remember playing with all of them day after day until the lightening bugs came out. I also remember my sisters and I (and a few of our cousins) putting on a ‘show’ under our house (I guess you could call it a basement with a dirt floor). We charged an admission of 10 cents. It was the summer before I entered 1st grade. Thanks for the reviews and giveaway.

  5. My family had a big garden, so for me summer meant planting and harvesting. I hunted for strawberries in early summer. I was gentle with the plants and we sometimes got two blooms from our green beans. Later, I loved the plunk of cherries in a pot I carried up in to the tree. Being the youngest/smallest meant that I could climb branches that were too small for everyone else. By July, I was picking blueberries. I felt important to contribute this way.

  6. My favorite summer memory is reading under my grandparents’ willow tree with my sister and feeling like we were in our own universe. Then helping my grandmother harvest her garden and fruit trees and drooling for the fresh peach pies to get done.

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