I don’t know about where you are but it’s summer here. Too hot summer. I don’t love summer. Fall and winter are more of my seasons.
But summer is good for staying in and reading books. It’s about 100 degrees here on average so it’s my favorite summer activity. What about you? Is it warm where you are and if so how are you staying cool?
There are lots of new books coming out in July to keep readers busy. So I thought I’d highlight a few.
This first book I’ve been waiting on since I finished the last one in the series.
Serafina and the Seven Stars (The Serafina Series Book 4)
I love the way Robert Beatty brings middle-grade horror to a southern setting. Serafina’s character has grown throughout the series and I can’t wait to see how she and Braeden have an adventure in this book. This will be out July 9th.
Amazon: Serafina and the Seven Stars
Making Friends: Back to the Drawing Board
I’m still hoping to pick up the first book in this series, but this second volume looks great. The series deals with the complexities of middle school friendships. It reminds me of the Babysitters Club. It will be out July 30th.
Jessie used to believe in miracles. He even collected them in a book called The Miraculous, but then his baby sister died at only eight days old and shattered his belief in miracles. But miracles aren’t done with him yet, he meets a mysterious cape-wearing girl and they end up running into a woman who might be a witch. Out July 30th this looks super cute!
Amazon: The Miraculous
For Black Girls Like Me
Growing up as a black girl in a white adoptive family Makeda June Kirkland often feels out of place. Even more so after her family moves to New Mexico, and she leaves her friend Lena, the only other adopted black girl in a white family that she knows. The book explores the themes of music, sisterhood and finding your own place in the world. It’s out July 30th.
Check out these great MG releases in July!