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The Johnson County Librarians' Best Summer Reads For Kids And Teens

Jun 24, 2016

'Pax', by Sarah Pennypacker received glowing recommendations from our panel of Librarians

  The dog days of summer are just around the corner ... or maybe they’re already here. One way that kids can beat them is with a great book. Our panel of librarians were here again with their favorite titles of the summer.


  • Debbie McLeod, retired librarian.
  • Dennis Ross, director of youth services at the Johnson County Public Library.
  • Lacie Griffin, collection development specialist at the Johnson County Public Library. 


  • The Nuts: Sing and Dance in your Polka-dot Pants by Eric Litwin, Preschool – Grade 1. 
  • Snappy the Alligator by Julie Falatko and Tim Miller, Preschool – Grade 1. 
  • Nuts to You by Lynne Rae Perkins, Grades 3-6. 
  • The Wild Robot by Peter Brown, Grades 3-6. 
  • Allie, First at Last by Angela Cervantes, Grades 4-6.
  • Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt and Allison McGhee, Grades 4-6.
  • Pax by Sara Pennypacker, Grades 4-7.
  • The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann, Grades 4-7. 
  • Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo, Grades 4-7. 
  • Michael Vey: Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans, Grades 5-9. 
  • Booked by Kwame Alexander, Grades 6-10. 
  • Ms. Marvel: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson, Grades 7 and up. 
  • All American Boys by Jason Reynolds, Grades 8 and up.
  • Away We Go by Emil Ostrovski, Grades 9 up.