PNBA Summer Reading List

The Great Summer Reading Guide, a Tri-West Collective effort from PNBA/CALIBA/MPIBA offers a selection of the season's fresh new titles to keep you well read, and entertained all summer long. This seasonal list won't last forever though, so check it out while it's still available!

10 Truths and a Dare Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368062381
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 4th, 2021

It's Senior Party Week, that magical in-between time after classes have ended but before graduation, chock-full of gimmicky theme parties, last-minute bonding, and family traditions. Olivia couldn't be more ready. Class salutatorian and confident in her future at LSU, she's poised to sail through to the next phase of her life. But when the tiny hiccup of an unsigned off-campus P.E.


Ace Boon Coon (Tales of Elliot Caprice #2) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781952427053
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Published: Bronzeville Books - September 15th, 2020

It's 1950s Illinois and Elliot Caprice has returned to his rural Southville homestead to help his uncle save the family farm, which is struggling through a drought.


Angel of Greenwood Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250768476
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - January 12th, 2021

A piercing, unforgettable love story set in Greenwood, Oklahoma, also known as the “Black Wall Street,” and against the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921.


Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534437685
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - June 29th, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Resistance Reborn comes the “engrossing and vibrant” (Tochi Onyebuchi, author of Riot Baby) first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic.

A god


A Bridge in Babylon: Stories of a Military Chaplain in Iraq Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780827203174
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Published: Chalice Press - June 15th, 2021

As an Arizona Army National Reservist, Chandler was deployed to Iraq as chaplain of the 336th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, leaving behind his wife, three young children, and a congregation for more than a year.


The Canyon Cuts Both Ways: hidden stories Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780578626185
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Published: Trooper Books - October 15th, 2020

The size of the sky in the place you're from can have much to do with how you view the world, and often how you choose to conduct yourself in that world. Such is the case for people living in Oregon's North Santiam Canyon, situated amid the raindrops and heavy underbrush of the western foothills of the Cascade Mountains.


Curse of the Specter Queen (A Samantha Knox Novel) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368063982
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 1st, 2021

"This lush, high-stakes, adventure tale has it all—a rollicking plot, a sweet slow burn of a romance, and a heroine on an epic journey filled with ciphers, curses, and twists that kept me guessing at every turn.


Everyone's Table: Global Recipes for Modern Health Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9780062984517
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Published: Harper Wave - May 11th, 2021

One of Esquire's Most Anticipated Cookbooks 2021


Fat Chance, Charlie Vega Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823447176
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Published: Holiday House - February 2nd, 2021

Coming of age as a Fat brown girl in a white Connecticut suburb is hard.
Harder when your whole life is on fire, though.


Charlie Vega is a lot of things. Smart. Funny. Artistic. Ambitious. Fat.


Fiona Helps a Friend Cover Image
By Richard Cowdrey (Illustrator), Zondervan
$18.99
ISBN: 9780310770831
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Published: Zonderkidz - May 18th, 2021

Join your favorite hippo, Fiona, the adorable internet sensation from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, and her lovable animal friends as they try to help Matilda find her missing laugh. This fun and whimsical follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Fiona the Hippo is the perfect read-aloud for fans of Fiona (and hippos) everywhere


Flames of Extinction: The Race to Save Australia's Threatened Wildlife Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781642832020
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Published: Island Press - April 15th, 2021

In the early months of 2020, the world’s attention was riveted on Australia, where the nation’s iconic wildlife fought for survival in the face of unprecedented wildfires. Images of koalas drinking from firefighters’ water bottles went viral and became the global face of a catastrophe that would kill as many as three billion animals.


The Girl Who Stole an Elephant Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781682632857
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Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - March 1st, 2021

Own Voices author Nizrana Farook makes her middle grade debut in a daring tale of friendship, risk, and reward, all set against the lush backdrop of Sri Lanka.

"A rich and joyful adventure story for those who enjoy daring escapades in a fairy-tale setting." --School Library Journal


Great Circle: A novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780525656975
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Published: Knopf - May 4th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK The unforgettable story of a daredevil female aviator determined to chart her own course in life, at any cost—Great Circle “soars and dips with dizzying flair ...


The Heartbeat of Trees: Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781771646895
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Published: Greystone Books - June 1st, 2021

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES

A powerful return to the forest, where trees have heartbeats and roots are like brains that extend underground. Where the color green calms us, and the forest sharpens our senses.


Hell of a Book: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593330968
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Published: Dutton - June 29th, 2021

2021 National Book Award Longlist

A READ WITH JENNA TODAY SHOW BOOK CLUB PICK!


History Is Delicious Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781736191903
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Published: Honest History - August 10th, 2021

A delicious children's book by Honest History uncovering the history of cuisine and culture from around the globe.


The Holly: Five Bullets, One Gun, and the Struggle to Save an American Neighborhood Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374168919
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 11th, 2021

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

An award-winning journalist’s dramatic account of a shooting that shook a community to its core, with important implications for the future


How to Raise a Feminist Son: Motherhood, Masculinity, and the Making of My Family Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781632173645
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Published: Sasquatch Books - April 6th, 2021

"This book is a true love letter, not only to Jha's own son but also to all of our sons and to the parents--especially mothers--who raise them.”
—Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race and Mediocre


I Am the Rage: A Black Poetry Collection Cover Image
By Martina McGowan, Diana Ejaita (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781728245072
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Published: Sourcebooks - February 2nd, 2021

I am the Rage is not just a poetry book. It is a call-to-action.


Lady Sunshine Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781525804670
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Published: Graydon House - June 29th, 2021

"A delicious daydream of a book." --Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author of 28 Summers

"With lyrical writing and a page-turning plot, this sun-dappled book has it all: heart, smarts, and an irresistible musical beat." --Karen Dukess, author of The Last Book Party


Like Other Girls Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368039925
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - August 3rd, 2021




Monday - Into the Cave of Thieves (Total Mayhem #1) Cover Image
By Ralph Lazar, Ralph Lazar (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338770377
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 3rd, 2021

New York Times bestselling author Ralph Lazar presents a hilarious action comedy for chapter book readers about Dash Candoo, who must defeat extraordinary foes every school day.

For Dash Candoo, every day is...


Narwhal's Otter Friend (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #4) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780735262492
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Published: Tundra Books - January 7th, 2020

A New York Times Bestselling series

“Hilarious and charming. The most lovable duo since Frog and Toad.” —NYT-bestselling creator of the Dog Man and Captain Underpants series, Dav Pilkey


The Nature of Witches Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781728229423
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - June 1st, 2021

From a stunning new voice in fantasy comes the fierce, romantic story about a world on the brink of destruction, the one witch who holds the power to save it, and the choice that could cost her everything she loves.

*Featuring an exclusive, flower-stamped case, only available on the first print run


Our Woman in Moscow: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063020788
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Published: William Morrow - June 1st, 2021

"A captivating Cold War page-turner." — Real Simple

The New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Wives returns with a gripping and profoundly human story of Cold War espionage and family devotion.


Outdoor School: Hiking and Camping: The Definitive Interactive Nature Guide Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250230843
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Published: Odd Dot - April 27th, 2021

Rewild your life! With metal corners and 448 full-color, highly illustrated pages, OUTDOOR SCHOOL: HIKING AND CAMPING is an indispensable tool for young explorers and nature lovers.

Make every day an adventure with the included:
- Immersive activities to get you exploring
- Write-in sections to journal about experiences


The Passenger: How a Travel Writer Learned to Love Cruises & Other Lies from a Sinking Ship Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781567926972
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - June 8th, 2021

"Beautifully written and astutely observed. This is a marvelous book."
--Washington Post

"For fans of The Perfect Storm, In the Heart of the Sea, and Bill Bryson on his sassiest days."
--Afar Travel Magazine and Guide


Radar Girls: A Novel of WWII Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780778332046
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Published: Mira Books - July 27th, 2021

"A fresh, delightful romp of a novel."--Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Rose Code


Revival Season: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982133306
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 25th, 2021

The daughter of one of the South’s most famous Baptist preachers discovers a shocking secret about her father that puts her at odds with both her faith and her family in this “tender and wise” (Ann Patchett, author of Commonwealth) debut novel.

Every summer, fifteen-year-old Miriam Horton and her family pack themselves tight in their old minivan and travel th


Rising and Other Stories Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781952427190
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Published: Bronzeville Books - April 13th, 2021

In story after story in her diverse new collection, Rising and Other Stories, Gale Massey illustrates the moments that shape and alter destiny.


The Secret Keeper of Jaipur Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780778331858
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Published: Mira Books - June 22nd, 2021

A NEW NOVEL BY THE AUTHOR OF THE HENNA ARTIST, A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK

Good Morning America's "27 Books for June"

PopSugar's Best Summer Reads of 2021


The Startup Squad: Party Problems Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250838674
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Published: Imprint - May 25th, 2021

Girls mean business in the third novel of this series about friendship and entrepreneurship that Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning author of The One and Only Ivan, calls “A great read!”


Summer in the City of Roses Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781641291712
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Published: Soho Teen - July 6th, 2021

Inspired by the Greek myth of Iphigenia and the Grimm fairy tale "Brother and Sister," Michelle Ruiz Keil's second novel follows two siblings torn apart and struggling to find each other in early '90s Portland.
 


Super Detectives! (Simon and Chester Book #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780735267428
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Published: Tundra Books - February 9th, 2021

A ghost and a kid team up to solve mysteries and kick butt! A hilarious new graphic novel series for fans of Bad Guys and Dog Man.

Welcome to the world of Simon and Chester, ghost and boy duo extraordinaire.
They like to kick butt and take names.
They don't like chores.
They are best friends.
And they are about to solve the MYSTERY OF A LIFETIME.


Then She Was Gone: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501154652
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Published: Atria Books - November 6th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the New York Times bestselling author of Invisible Girl and The Truth About Melody Browne comes a “riveting” (PopSugar) and “acutely observed family drama” (People) that delves into the lingering aftermath of a young girl’s disappearance.

Ellie Mack was the perfect


Vesper Flights Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802158673
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Published: Grove Press - July 13th, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of H is for Hawk and winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for nonfiction, comes a transcendent collection of essays about the human relationship to the natural world.


The Warsaw Orphan: A WWII Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781525895999
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Published: Graydon House - June 1st, 2021

Instant New York Times bestseller

Inspired by the real-life heroine who saved thousands of Jewish children during WWII, The Warsaw Orphan is Kelly Rimmer's most anticipated novel since her bestselling sensation, The Things We Cannot Say.


"Gripping... This one easily stands on its own." --Publishers Weekly


Why We Swim Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781643751375
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 13th, 2021

“A fascinating and beautifully written love letter to water.


Wolf Kill Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781647550578
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Published: Adventure Publications - June 15th, 2021

In this outdoors thriller, the investigation of a bizarre wolf attack leads to evidence of murder, conspiracy, and shocking family secrets.