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2012 Great Kids' Summer Books

The best children's literature of the last year, by age group.

Keep your child reading this summer by choosing from 68 top new kids’ books selected by The Horn Book, the respected reviewer of children’s literature.

The recommended titles, all published in the last year, are organized by type of book and grade level. To find great summer reading for your child, select a list below:


Picture Books (preschool-grade 3)
Early Readers and Younger Fiction (grades K-4)
Intermediate Fiction and Nonfiction (grades 4-6)
Middle School Fiction and Nonfiction (grades 6-8)
High School (grades 8 & up)

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