Pick-of-the-Week Recap!

Summer has either started or is about to start for kids in Brooklyn. At our house, this means stacks of books, gleaned from library shelves in preparation for hot, lonely, idle hours at the beach, in the car, between plans.  Perhaps you’re worried that your kid’s book stack is too small? Here’s a recap of Ada and my middle grade Picks-of-the-Week—all 40 of them!—in reverse order. Happy summer reading everyone!


Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry

The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon/Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin

Year of the Dog/Year of the Rat/Dumpling Days by Grace Lin

Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

All-of-a-Kind Family series by Sydney Taylor

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Boy/Going Solo by Roald Dahl

No Flying in the House by Betty Brock

The Magic Half by Annie Barrows

Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philipa Pearce

Kronos Chronicles trilogy by Marie Rutkowski

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler/The View From Saturday/Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley and Me, Elizabeth by E.L. Konigsburg

His Dark Materials trilogy by Philp Pullman

The Doll People series by Ann M. Martin

The Penderwicks series by Jeanne Birdsall

The One & Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

A Traveller in Time by Alison Uttley

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

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