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Each summer, the Brooke Jackman Foundation (BJF) strives to inspire children to make summer reading a habit and to foster a love of reading all year round. With the help of award-winning authors, literacy experts and input from our social media community, BJF has compiled the 3rd Annual Brooke's Best Books for summer reading.


The 2013 summer reading list includes titles for all tastes. From a classic book of poems and drawings to an underwater adventure with the classic Ms. Frizzle, this year's list is sure to keep eager young minds excited and engaged during the summer months.




Here are the 2013 Brooke's Best Books for Summer Reading:


Stephanie Calmenson:

  • The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor by Joanna Cole, pictures by Bruce Degen
  • Harry by the Sea by Gene Zion, pictures by Margaret Bloy Graham
  • 365 Penguinsby Jean-Luc Fromental and Joelle Jolivet


Katie Davis: 

  • The Museum by Susan Verde
  • Rocket Writes a Story by Tad Hills
  • This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
  • Aces Wild by Erica Perl
  • Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead


Erin Jackman

  • Jocomo by Timothy Cohorst
  • Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey


Twila Liggett:

  • Lemonade for Sale by Stuart Murphy
  • How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
  • Seashore Surprises by Rose Wyler
  • Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson
  • The Tin Forest by Helen Ward


Gay Su Pinnell:

  • Swirl by Swirl:  Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman
  • Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
  • The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle
  • I Must Have Bobo by Eileen and Marc Rosenthal
  • Under Ground by Denise Fleming


Social Media Community:

  • The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
  • A Chair for my Mother by Vera B. Williams


Be sure to keep these books in mind as you prepare for summer adventures, whatever they may be.


Wishing you a very safe and relaxing summer from the Brooke Jackman Foundation! 




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