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QPS Summer Reading Ages 10 and up

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Children are encouraged to read anything at their reading level. The lists are only suggestions and examples.  Many of the books may be out being enjoyed by another reader but don't panic--simply place a hold or choose another book.

Many of the books on these lists can be checked out of the library in Quincy and many of them are also owned by other South Shore libraries in the Old Colony Library Network.  If the book you want is checked out, you can place a hold on it either at the library or online. Click on the underlined titles to check availability in the library catalog.

For Families with Sophisticated Readers (Age 10 and older)

The Hobbit by J.R.R. TolkienTwo cartoon people reading together
The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Summerhouse Time by Eileen Spinelli
Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat by Lyne Jonell
How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor
The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt
Newsgirl by Liza Ketchum
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Sticky Burr and the Prickly Peril by John Lechner
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (series) by Rick Riordan
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Brian's Winter by Gary Paulsen
The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies


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