Join the Shelf Squad for Summer Reading!

Book Hauls | May 29, 2019

Looking for a chance to win free books this summer? Join the Shelf Squad to read and rate books and enter to win prize packs all summer long. Whether you like graphic novels, fantasy, epic adventures, or funny, illustrated books, you’ll find something to review on the Shelf Stuff summer reading site and for every title you read/listen to and review, you’ll receive one entry into a bi-weekly drawing for a prize pack of books, a gift card, and Shelf Stuff tote bag, pin, and activity book.

Can’t wait to get started? Here’s a bite-sized sneak peek of all the book that will be featured throughout the summer!

1. Just Jaime by Terri Libenson

From Invisible Emmie and Positively Izzy author Terri Libenson comes a new hybrid graphic novel about two friends who have started to drift apart and are trying to decide if their days as BFFs are numbered.

2. Odd Gods by David Slavin and Daniel Weitzman, illustrated by Adam J.B. Lane

Odd Gods Book Cover

Oddonis, son of Zeus, is a little bit odd for a God. When he decides to run against his popular, athletic, handsome brother Adonis, for class president, he enlists the help of his other odd god friends and sets out to prove that they are just as good as any Greek God!

3. Wild Rescuers: Guardians of the Taiga by StacyPlays

A girl raised by wolves must protect their shared forest home from lurking dangers in the first book in this animal fantasy series by StacyPlays, the creator of the YouTube series, Dogcraft!

4. Bravelands #1 Broken Pride by Erin Hunter

From the author of the Warriors series comes the first book in a new fantasy series about a lion, elephant, and baboon, who must work together to restore the balance of their African Savanna home when an unthinkable act shatters the peace.

5. The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

Warning: this is not your everyday fairytale. When best friends Sophie and Agatha are dropped into the School for Good and Evil, they find a world of heroes and villains, where nothing is as it seems.

6. Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder

Jinny and eight other orphans live on an island with a particular set of rules. When the boat comes, a new orphan arrives, and the oldest on the island must get in the boat and leave for an unknown place…never to be seen again. But when Jinny refuses to board her boat, thing on the island begin to unwind.

7. Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Three siblings discover that three other children with their same names and birthdays have been kidnapped and must follow a labyrinth of codes and secret passageways to uncover the truth about who they are.

8. Max Tilt #1: Fire the Depths by Peter Lerangis

When Max discovers an unpublished manuscript by his great-great-great-grandfather, Jules Verne, he and his cousin set off to re-live some of Jules’ greatest adventures and find a lost treasure that may be the key to saving Max’s entire family.

9. New Kid by Jerry Craft

Seventh grader Jordan Banks must start over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real in this new graphic novel.

10. Elementals: Ice Wolves by Amie Kaufman

Anders and his sister Rayna are shapeshifters. But Anders is an ice wolf, and Rayna is a scorch dragon. Will this family be able to overcome the fact that they’re supposed to be sworn enemies?

11. The Lost Rainforest #1: Mez’s Magic by Eliot Schrefer

The magical rainforest of Caldera has forever been divided into the animals who walk by night and those who walk by day. But a few young animals born under the eclipse are able to cross the Veil between night and day. Now they must band together and uncover the extent of their magical powers before a reawakened evil destroys their rainforest home.

12. The Unteachables by Gordon Korman

When the worst class of kids in school is paired with the worst teacher on staff, it leads to one hilarious year in this new book by Gordon Korman.

13. You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly

Ben and Charlotte have never met in person but communicate online by Scrabble! When life gets tough, they find that they can’t control it when life sucks, but at least they have each other.

14. Granted by John David Anderson

Ophelia Delphinium Fidgets is one of the lucky fairies of the Haven whose job it is to venture into the world and grant the wishes of unsuspecting humans. But wish granting isn’t as easy as it seems, and when Ophelia’s first mission goes horribly wrong, she discovers there’s more to granting wishes than a handful of fairy dust.

15. Endling #1: The Last by Katherine Applegate

Byx fears she is the very last animal of her kind when her pack is wiped out by a terrifying enemy. Determined to find more of her kind, Byx is about to go on a quest filled with terrible danger and secrets!

Which book will you kick off your summer reading with?

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