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4 Fun & Easy Summer Reads

Posted at 1:26 PM, Jul 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-27 15:27:01-04

Brent Jensen started Sir Owen, the Little Free Library in South Jordan. He shares four great Summer reads that provide a fun "brain break" during these last few weeks of Summer!

Early/Middle Readers: “The Kidnap Plot (The Extraordinary Journeys of Clockwork Charlie)” by Dave Butler. Follow Charlie and a band of misfits through Victorian London, replete with all manner of magical creatures and steam-punk inventions, as he attempts to discover the dark and mysterious forces behind his father’s kidnapping.  


Middle/YA Readers: “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs. Follow Jacob as he travels to a remote island in Wales to discover the secrets from his Grandfather’s past where children with peculiar abilities, who were thought to be long ago dead, appear to be alive and well. 


Older YA Readers: “An Ember in the Ashes” by Sabaa Tahir. A compelling read in the sea of dystopian young-adult fiction, follow the adventures of two narrators on apparent opposite sides of the oppressive Martial Empire: Elias, one of the elite trained from a young age to be a military assassin, and Laia, one of the oppressed forced to become a spy and saboteur in order to save her only remaining family member. 


YA/Grown-up Readers: “The President’s Hat” by Antoine Laurain. After the French President forgets his hat after dining one evening at an elegant restaurant in late 1980s Paris, several unrelated people discover that the hat contains special powers that changes the lives, for the better, of anyone who owns it. 

In other events, Sir Owen has had a "Summer Reading Bingo" challenge that has been popular with his patrons and visitors to keep kids (and adults) reading over the summer. You can get more information here.