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Beach Reads Booklist

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July 1, 2021

Whether you're traveling this summer or staying closer to home, kick back and relax with one of these great beach reads!

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Children's Picture Books

It was Supposed to be Sunny by Samantha Cotterill

Oona by Kelly DiPucchio

Off to See the Sea by Nikki Grimes

I See You See by Richard Jackson

Outside, Inside by LeUyen Pham

My First Day by Nguyen Quang Phung

The Old Boat by Jarrett Pumphrey

There is a Rainbow by Theresa Trinder

Children's and Preteen Chapter Books

Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston

The In-Between by Rebecca Ansari

The Lion of Mars by Jennifer Holm

The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. (As Told to His Brother) by David Levithan

Unplugged by Gordon Korman

Finders Keepers by Melanie McFarlane

Just Like That by Gary Schmidt

Rain is Not My Indian Name by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Teen and Young Adult Fiction

Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant

Muted by Tami Charles

I Think I Love You by Auriane Desombre

Girl on the Ferris Wheel by Julie Halpern

The Missing Passenger by Jack Heath

A Complicated Love Story Set in Space by Shaun David Hutchinson

Influence by Sara Shepard

Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

Adult Fiction

Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour

This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith

The View was Exhausting by Mikaella Clements and Onjuli Datta

The Son of Mr. Suleman by Eric Jerome Dickey

The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix

Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne

Seven Days in June by Tia Williams