Summer Reads for Kids and Teens

Teens and kids will love these fun books this summer.

Lock and Key
By Sarah Dessen
Recommended by Laura Carlson

This young adult novel explores a relationship between two sisters when their mother is emotionally and physically absent. Both teen and adult fans of Jodi Picoult will enjoy this story.

No Girls Allowed (Dogs Okay)
By Trudi Trueit

Recommended by Laura Carlson

Filled with gross-out humor, this book will particularly appeal to mid-elementary age boys. There are two big things to know about the main character, Scab: he likes to invent things, and he desperately wants a dog. This leads him to all sorts of trouble at school, and with his know-it-all twin sister.

Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery
By Deborah and James Howe
Recommended by Laura Carlson

This classic award winner has been entertaining readers for more than 30 years. A great choice for any elementary age child, this is the story of how Chester the cat tries to get Harold the dog to help warn their family that their new pet bunny isn’t all he appears to be.


Recommendations from librarians at the Hennepin County Library–Eden Prairie.