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Kidsreads Newsletter

Hi Kidsreaders!

Have you heard the term “buzz” before? And no, I’m not talking about the sound that bees make. I mean the kind of buzz that people make when they’re excited about something. You could say there’s a lot of buzz about Minions, the July 10th follow-up to the ever-popular movie Despicable Me. And that there was a lot of buzz before The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened at Universal Studios in Florida (which I still haven’t been to, ugh).

In the publishing industry, we use the word “buzz” most often when we’re talking about books…which ones we’re calling our new favorites, which ones we can’t wait to come out and which ones we want our siblings, our friends and even our less-than-friends to read (because hey, a great book can change someone, right?).

Kidsreads Newsletter for Parents


I hope that you're all having a wonderful start to the summer and that your kids are, too! There are a lot of great things that come with the warmer months, and while your children are probably celebrating their ability to sleep late, visit their grandparents, go to camp or eat an ice cream cone without freezing, we at Kidsreads love this season for another reason --- it's the perfect time for kids to read whatever they want. Books no longer equal homework --- just pure, unadulterated joy and escapism.

Of course, with so many books on the shelves, it's hard to select the right one. To help out, I decided to highlight a few middle grade books that I've recently been buzzing about --- ones that I’ve read and loved, and think your kids will love, too.