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Theme Thursday – Beach Day

on July 5, 2012

Themed booklists for 6th-12th graders. This week themes focuses on fun in the sand and sun at the beach.

By Kevin Henkes

The week of her tenth birthday, Alice and her parents go to Sanibel Island, Florida, just as they do every year, but this time some of the people who are always there are missing and some new people have come, which unsettles Alice, who wants things to be exactly the same as they alway are.


Lexie Lexie
By Audrey Couloumbis

When ten-year-old Lexie goes with her father to the beach for a week, she is surprised to find that he has invited his girlfriend and her two sons to join them for the entire week.


The Penderwicks at Point Mouette (The Penderwicks, #3) The Penderwicks at Ponte Moutte
by Jane Birdsall

When the three younger Penderwick sisters go to Maine with Aunt Claire and are separated from oldest sister Rosalind for the first time in their lives, an uncertain Skye is left in charge as the OAP–oldest available Penderwick. Sequel to: The Penderwicks on Gardam Street.


Summerhouse Time Summerhouse Time
by Eileen Spinelli

The approach of summerhouse time at the beach brings back good memories of this annual tradition, of aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents cleaning, laughing, eating, playing, and relaxing.


book jacket The Summer I Turned Pretty
by Jenny Han

Belly spends the summer she turns sixteen at the beach just like every other summer of her life, but this time things are very different.


book jacket After Summer by
by Nick Earls

An Australian teenager feels bored while vacationing at his mother’s beach house and is worried about passing his final examinations until he meets an attractive local girl.

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