Sweet Summer Reads

Gobble up some great summer reads with these sticky sweet reads for kids!

If you are looking for a snack with a bite, check out Cakes in Space by Philip Reeve. In this satisfying and beautifully illustrated first chapter book, Astra and her family are on their way to live on a brand new planet. When she wakes up craving a snack Astra finds her spaceship invaded by aliens! But there is something even more sinister on the ship – deadly donuts! Killer cupcakes! Human-eating cakes! To see how she battles the sinister sweets, check out Cakes in Space.

Perhaps you are looking for a more companionable snack. Arnie is a doughnut that has narrowly avoided being devoured by Mr. Bing. Now he lives in comfort as Mr. Bing’s “doughnut dog.” When Mr. Bing goes to his bowling league practices, Arnie gets to tag along and watch. But on the night of the bowling championship, Mr. Bing starts rolling gutter balls. Someone or something is behind the madness. Arnie must sort through the shenanigans and solve the mystery in The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut: Bowling Alley Bandit by Laurie Keller!

Another favorite this summer is the sweet surprise waiting for Princess Pinecone in The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton. Princess Pinecone know exactly what she wants for her birthday this year. A BIG horse. A STRONG horse. A horse fit for a WARRIOR PRINCESS! But when the day arrives, she doesn’t quite get the horse of her dreams. Does Princess Pinecone have any chance to win the great battle with a fat, farting pony?? 


Cakes in Space

When ten-year-old Astra and her family move to a new planet, she must save the spaceship and its crew from man-eating cakes, aliens, and more.

The Princess and the Pony

Princess Pinecone would like a real war horse for her birthday, instead of which she gets a plump, cute pony–but sometimes cuteness can be a kind of weapon, especially in a fight with dodgeballs and spitballs and hairballs and squareballs.