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Summer Vacation

Summer is here and we hope these are the best 62 days of your year! To help engage you in some good reading, the following is a list of chapter books about summer vacations and adventures with new and favorite book characters.

"Charlie Joe Jackson is back and he's at academic summer camp trying to convert all the other kids to non-academics."--.

A girl named Cody is looking forward to a great summer vacation, but dealing with her mopey older brother, busy mother, and a father away on a long distance truck delivery don't promise a good start, until she meets a new friend in search of a lost cat.

Swatch out! by Chloe Taylor

Spending her final days of summer vacation enjoying beach trips, concerts, and sewing projects, Zoey works on a surprise for her brother's rock band while struggling with her friends' problems, missing fabric swatches, and a surprise visitor.

The Callahan cousins : summer begins by Elizabeth Doyle Carey

Four girl cousins spend summer vacation together with their grandmother on Gull Island. They quickly find themselves caught up in an old rivalry involving a lost island, ancient family lore, and eccentric islanders. They are determined to defend the Callahan family's honor, but will they end up as family heroes...or will they get themselves sent home?.

The forget-me-not summer by Leila Howland

When their parents, a screenwriter and a film editor, go off on summer projects, Marigold, twelve, Zinnia, eleven, and Lily, five, must visit their Great Aunt Sunny in Cape Cod, where they learn much about themselves and each other and grow closer than ever.

Summer showers by Kate Hannigan

"Cousins Willow and Delia return to the kitchen as their family welcomes a new baby in the second book in the illustrated Cupcake Cousins series"--.

The great good summer by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon

In Loomer, Texas, twelve-year-old Ivy Green, whose mother may have run off with a charismatic preacher to Panhandle, Florida, and classmate Paul Dobbs, who wants to see a Space Shuttle before the program is scrapped, team up for a summer adventure that is full of surprises.

Three bird summer by Sara St. Antoine

Anticipating a quiet summer at his grandmother's lake cabin when his family makes different plans, Adam befriends girl-next-door Alice, who proves to have a sense of humor and adventure when she accompanies him on a treasure hunt.

The summer experiment by Cathie Pelletier

"A boring summer vacation turns unexpectedly interesting when mysterious lights appear over Roberta's hometown in northern Maine. Roberta is convinced she and her best friend Marillee can win the Maine State Science Fair if only they can find an amazing project to showcase. Communicating with aliens would certainly do the trick"--.

When summer arrives, Humphrey, the pet hamster of Longfellow School's Room 26, is surprised and pleased to learn that he will be going to Camp Happy Hollow.

When Randall and his friend Max start a chess club in the park to keep busy during the summer, there are unexpected benefits for the community..

The summer camp mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner

The Alden children are spending a week with their grandfather at Camp Seagull on beautiful Claw Island. As soon as camp begins, the children realize that someone is not palying fair. Everything begins to go wrong. The Alden children are determined to solve the mystery before the Olympic competition is ruined for everyone.

Thirteen-year-old Amy is spending a miserable two weeks on a tiny Irish island with feuding relatives when she and her seventeen-year-old Aunt Clover, with whom she writes an advice column, get sent to Miami, Florida.

Louis, who loves baseball despite being the worst stickball player in White Plains, New York, sees his opportunity to be bat boy for the 1961 Yankees team as the perfect way to escape the problems of his father's remarriage and moving to the suburbs.

Camp wild survival by Jake Marcionette

When his dad takes him and his sister to Camp Wild Survival during summer break, Jake Mathews and his family find themselves in some harrowing, hilarious situations.

Cartboy goes to camp by L. A. Campbell

"Hopelessly hapless Hal Rifkind, a.k.a. Cartboy, is off to summer camp. And not just any old camp, but history camp. Campers have to learn how to churn butter, plant maize, and carry water from the stream--or they get punished for not doing their chores. What else could possibly go wrong for Cartboy?"--.

Nerd camp 2.0 by Elissa Brent Weissman

Looking forward to returning to his beloved summer enrichment camp, Gabe is horrified by a wildfire that causes his super-cool stepbrother's camp of equally cool campers to join Nerd Camp, prompting a clash between the two groups.

Stuck at Camp Wy-Mee, cowardly Rodney Rathbone is forced to try to make friends and finds himself once again in the unlikely roll of camp hero.

Campfire cookies by Martha Freeman

"Secret Cookie Club members Grace, Emma, Olivia and Lucy are thrilled to be back in Flowerpot Cabin with their beloved counselor, Hannah. But when a mysterious letter arrives, Hannah is plunged into despair. After puzzling out the contents of the letter, the campers make a plan to help Hannah--a plan that requires a daring mission to boys camp and a big batch of campfire cookies"--.

While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.

Amelia Bedelia sets sail by Herman Parish

"Amelia Bedelia and her mother share a summer vacation home at the shore with her aunt Mary and her cousin Jason, who has a wicked sense of adventure and a nose for trouble"--.

Sunny Sweet can so get lost by Jennifer Ann Mann

Eleven-year-old Masha has looked forward to spending summer vacation with her father at a South Dakota dude ranch, but her "evil genius" little sister, Sunny, arranges for them to go to a mathematics camp in Maine, instead.

Hubie is being sent far away to summer camp and he can't even bring his TV or computer. But there's plenty for him to do there, like avoiding the snakes in the lake. Will Hubie survive his "vacation"?.

Dolphin summer by Cathy Hapka

When Lily discovers a dolphin in a nearby canal that has been separated from its pod, she knows she shouldn't be spending all her time watching over the creature, but Lily can't help feeling that saving the dolphin may be her destiny.

Summertime brings the Fletcher Family back to Rock Island where the good times never end, but this summer the boys' favorite lighthouse is all boarded up and with the help from their new neighbors, the Garcia girls, the boys are determined to find out what is really happening with their lighthouse and saving it, no matter what the cost.

Fort by Cynthia C DeFelice

"A middle-grade summer adventure about two boys who build an awesome fort and tangle with two older bullies"--.

Judy's big plans for the summer seem ruined when two of her best friends go away, and then her parents leave her and Stink with Aunt Opal, but a new "thrill-a-delic" plan has her racing toward fun.

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