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Top 10 Summer Reads 2013

Jul 23, 2013

Now that you've spent the month of July enjoying the freedom of summer vacation, it's time to settle down with some of this year's best books of the season. Kidzworld lists the top 10 summer reads of 2013.

No. 10: Big Nate: Doodlepalooza by Lincoln Peirce 

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If you like to spend your summer vacation as far away from reading as possible, check out Big Nate: Doodlepalooza. It's an activity book that includes trivia, cartoons, crosswords, mazes, puzzles, secret codes and scribble games. Play by yourself or with a friend!

No. 9: The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore

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Conclude your summer reading with The Fall of Five, book 4 in the Lorien Legacies series by Pittacus Lore. Six of the seven remaining Gardes have banded together, hoping to defeat the evil Mogadorians. But they're still not strong enough. If they have any chance of defeating their army, they'll need number five. The search begins...

No. 8: The Magic Tree House #50: Hurry Up, Houdini! by Mary Pope Osborne

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This summer welcomes the 50th edition in the educational adventure series The Magic Tree House. The story features siblings Jack and Annie, as well as legendary escape artist, Harry Houdini.

No. 7: The Order of Darkness #2: Stormbringers by Philippa Gregory

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Best-selling author Philippa Gregory continues her teen historical fiction series about the young church inquirer, Luca. He and his friends encounter a boy who swears that God speaks through him. He is leading a children's crusade to Jerusalem to prepare for the end of the world. 

No. 6: The Sea of Monsters: The Graphic Novel by Rick Riordan

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With the success of the Percy Jackson series, it comes as no surprise that The Sea of Monsters would be republished as a graphic novel. Check out this comic book-style retelling of book 2 in Rick Riordan's series before Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters hits the big screen on August 7, 2013.

No. 5: The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

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In The Moon and More, it's the summer before college, and Emaline begins to wonder if her perfect life is good enough. New people and experiences show her a bigger world, and now Emaline may not be satisfied with the safe and comfortable life she's always known.

No. 4: Taken by Erin Bowman

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In this teen science fiction novel, Erin Bowman introduces us to Claysoot, a town where no males exist beyond age 17. On their 18th birthdays they are taken. Gray Weathersby's birthday is approaching and a note from his mother makes him question his existance. Could he somehow change his fate?

No. 3: The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

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In the third book in Rick Riordan's Heroes of Olympus series, the Greek and Roman demigods will have to work together to defeat Gaea's giants and travel in search of the Doors of Death. 

No. 2: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

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Award-winning author Rick Yancey delivers a post-apocalyptic world, where living alone and hidden from Them is the only way to survive. But when Cassie meets the mysterious Evan Walker, she considers putting her trust in another. 

No. 1: How to Make Friends and Monsters by Ron Bates

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Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid will love How to make Friends and Monsters. It's a middle-school tale of science-nerd Howard Boward and his attempt to make new friends. And by make, we mean create using DNA from both humans and animals and some wonder puddy. In the end, Howard fashions himself the perfect best friend. There's only one problem: he's a monster.

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