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Hot Reads for Sub-Zero Temps
Fed up with this freezing winter? Treat yourself to a mental vacation with books about beaches, summer, and tropical destinations.
Dream Factory - Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler
Publisher: Dutton Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/17/2007
Share Dream Factory ISBN-13: 9780525478027
ISBN-10: 0525478027
When the character actors at Disney World go on strike and are replaced by a new group of teens, the new workers get a dose of reality when a team-building scavenger hunt breaks apart one relationship and creates an unexpected new one to the surprise of everyone involved.
Katani's Jamaican Holiday - Annie Bryant
Publisher: Aladdin Mix
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/03/2008
Share Katani ISBN-13: 9781416964438
ISBN-10: 1416964436
Katani's Jamaican vacation is not as relaxing as she thought after her grandmother discovers that their family's banana bread bakery is in trouble and Katani has to use her business skills to help out.
Stay - Deb Caletti
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/05/2011
Share Stay ISBN-13: 9781442403734
ISBN-10: 144240373X
In a remote corner of Washington State where she and her father have gone to escape her obsessive boyfriend, Clara meets two brothers who captain a sailboat, a lighthouse keeper with a secret, and an old friend of her father who knows his secrets.
Sixteenth Summer - Michelle Dalton
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/03/2011
Share Sixteenth Summer ISBN-13: 9781442423442
ISBN-10: 1442423447
Dreading another tourist-laden summer in the Georgia beach town where she lives year round, Anna falls head over heels in love with a visitor from New York and embarks on a near-perfect summer that she fears will end in heartbreak when he returns home at the end of the season.
Samurai Summer - Åke Edwardson and Per Carlsson
Publisher: Skyscape
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/25/2013
Share Samurai Summer ISBN-13: 9781477816547
ISBN-10: 1477816542
A boy sent to a camp for unwanted children adopts the samurai lifestlye in order to protect himself and his friends from the sadistic camp overseer, Matron, and her adult son who is stalking one of the female campers.
Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck - Margarita Engle
Publisher: Henry Holt
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/15/2011
Share Hurricane Dancers%3a  The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck ISBN-13: 9780805092400
ISBN-10: 0805092404
Quebrado has been a slave on Captain Bernadino de Talavera's pirate ship for years, but when a hurricane sinks the ship and kills most of the crew, Quebrado escapes to safety and finds acceptance and refuge in a nearby village.
Dreams of Significant Girls - Cristina García
Publisher: Simon & Schuster BFYR
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/12/2011
Share Dreams of Significant Girls ISBN-13: 9781416979203
ISBN-10: 1416979204
In the 1970s, a teenaged Iranian princess, a German-Canadian girl, and a Cuban-Jewish girl from New York City become friends when they spend three summers at a Swiss boarding school.
Death by Bikini - Linda C. Gerber
Publisher: Sleuth/Speak
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/15/2008
Share Death by Bikini ISBN-13: 9780142411179
ISBN-10: 0142411175
Living with her parents on their remote tropical island resort, Aphra is excited when handsome Seth Mulo comes for a stay and the sparks fly between them, but when a girl's body washes up on the beach, rumors begin to circulate and Aphra begins to wonder about her mysterious new beau's past.
Dr. Franklin's Island - Ann Halam
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/01/2002
Share Dr. Franklin ISBN-13: 9780385900560
ISBN-10: 0385900562
As the three survivors of a plane crash on their way to the rain forests of Ecuador, Semi, Miranda, and Arnie believe they are the only people on the island, yet they soon discover they are not as Dr. Franklin, a genetic engineer, reveals himself and his twisted plans.
The Summer I Turned Pretty - Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/05/2009
Share The Summer I Turned Pretty ISBN-13: 9781416968238
ISBN-10: 1416968237
Ignored by Conrad and Jeremiah one summer after the next, Belly is shocked when she returns to the beach house the following season and discovers that everything has changed, for both the better and worse.
Project Sweet Life - Brent Hartinger
Publisher: HarperTeen
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/01/2009
Share Project Sweet Life ISBN-13: 9780060824112
ISBN-10: 0060824115
When their fathers insist that they get summer jobs, three fifteen-year-old friends in Tacoma, Washington, dedicate their summer vacation to fooling their parents into thinking that they are working, which proves to be even harder than having real jobs would have been.
The Summer Prince - Alaya Dawn Johnson
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/01/2013
Share The Summer Prince ISBN-13: 9780545417792
ISBN-10: 0545417791
Dreaming of fame in a futuristic Brazilian city of technology and tradition, talented artist June befriends the popular but doomed Summer King Enki, a fellow artist with whom she creates sumptuous works that inadvertently fan a growing rebellion against the government's strict limits on new technologies
Sand Dollar Summer - Kimberly Jones
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/09/2006
Share Sand Dollar Summer ISBN-13: 9781416903628
ISBN-10: 1416903623
When her mother, while recovering from a serious car accident, takes her and her mute brother to Maine, where she encounters the beach for the very first time, twelve-year-old Lise learns past secrets about her mother that threaten her safe world.
The Castaways - Iain Lawrence
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/13/2007
Share The Castaways ISBN-13: 9780385730907
ISBN-10: 038573090X
Finding a deserted ship on the water while adrift at sea, Tom Tin and his four convict companions consider themselves saved, but after they rescue two men stranded on an iceberg, things take a perilous turn after the real identities of their new shipmates are revealed.
The Big Game of Everything - Chris Lynch
Publisher: HarperTeen
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/01/2008
Share The Big Game of Everything ISBN-13: 9780060740344
ISBN-10: 0060740345
Jock and his eccentric family spend the summer working at Grampus's golf complex, where they end up learning the rules of "The Big Game of Everything."
Tangled - Carolyn Mackler
Publisher: HarperTeen
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 12/29/2009
Share Tangled ISBN-13: 9780061731044
ISBN-10: 0061731048
Visiting the Paradise resort in the Caribbean for different reasons, teens Jena, Dakota, Skye and Owen find their lives tangling in unexpected ways over the course of four months while they struggle to keep secrets and pursue their hearts' desires.
Mermaid Park - Beth Mayall
Publisher: Razorbill
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/10/2007
Share Mermaid Park ISBN-13: 9781595141378
ISBN-10: 1595141375
Unhappy with her new stepfather, sixteen-year-old Amy goes on a family vacation with little expectations for a good time, but during a stop at Mermaid Park where girls dress as mermaids and perform underwater shows, Amy is touched by the magic of the moment and her outlook for her future is instantly changed.
Alice on Board - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/22/2012
Share Alice on Board ISBN-13: 9781442445888
ISBN-10: 1442445882
Seeking one last adventure before going off to college, Alice and her friends find summer employment on a Chesapeake Bay cruise ship.
Twenty Boy Summer - Sarah Ockler
Publisher: Little, Brown and Co.
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/01/2009
Share Twenty Boy Summer ISBN-13: 9780316051590
ISBN-10: 0316051594
While hanging out in Zanzibar Bay one summer and looking for a fun fling along with her best friend Frankie, Annie begins to feel guilty over a secret she has kept and knows that the time has come to tell the truth about something that took place between her and his late brother.
Max: A Maximum Ride Novel - James Patterson
Publisher: Little, Brown
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/16/2009
Share Max%3a  A Maximum Ride Novel ISBN-13: 9780316002899
ISBN-10: 0316002895
When millions of fish start dying off the coast of Hawaii and something is destroying hundreds of ships, the government enlists the Flock--a band of genetically modified children who can fly--to help get to the bottom of the disaster before it is too late.
Lawn Boy - Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Yearling
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/01/2009
Share Lawn Boy ISBN-13: 9780553494655
ISBN-10: 0553494651
After he is given his grandfather's old lawnmower and begins mowing lawns to earn a bit of money, a twelve-year-old boy is greatly changed as his business grows, he meets a financial adviser, and he makes a good investment in a prizefighter named Joey Pow.
The Summer I Learned to Fly - Dana Reinhardt
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/12/2011
Share The Summer I Learned to Fly ISBN-13: 9780385907927
ISBN-10: 0385907923
Thirteen-year-old Drew starts the summer of 1986 helping in her mother's cheese shop and dreaming about co-worker Nick, but when her widowed mother begins dating, Drew's father's book of lists, her pet rat, and Emmett, a boy on a quest, help her cope.
Swoon at Your Own Risk - Sydney Salter
Publisher: Graphia
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/05/2010
Share Swoon at Your Own Risk ISBN-13: 9780152066499
ISBN-10: 0152066497
Swearing off boys after a junior year of dating disasters, Polly Martin looks forward to spending the summer with her famous advice columnist grandmother only to discover that her grandmother is man-crazy, a situation that is further complicated by Polly's unwanted feelings for a cute skateboarder.
Steel - Carrie Vaughn
Publisher: HarperTeen
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/15/2011
Share Steel ISBN-13: 9780061547911
ISBN-10: 0061547913
When Jill, a competitive high school fencer, goes with her family on vacation to the Bahamas, she is magically transported to an early-eighteenth-century pirate ship in the middle of the ocean.
Island's End - Padma Venkatraman
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/04/2011
Share Island ISBN-13: 9780399250996
ISBN-10: 0399250999
A young girl trains to be the new spiritual leader of her remote Andaman Island tribe, while facing increasing threats from the modern world.
The Summer of Cotton Candy - Debbie Viguié
Publisher: Zondervan
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/01/2008
Share The Summer of Cotton Candy ISBN-13: 9780310715580
ISBN-10: 031071558X
Forced by her father to get a summer job, seventeen-year-old Candace makes the most of selling cotton candy in an amusement park, despite a botched nametag, vindictive co-workers, lewd patrons, and growing distant from her best friend.
Camp - Elaine Wolf
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/15/2012
Share Camp ISBN-13: 9781616086572
ISBN-10: 1616086572
Struggling with mixed feelings about sleepaway camp despite her anger toward her mother who is unduly harsh with her autistic brother, Amy is subjected to humiliating "initiation" rites and relentless bullying by senior campers until a cousin reveals dark secrets about Amy's mother's past.
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