Lifestyle Summer books for kids and young adults "A Library Book For Bear" Photo Credit: Amazon June 22, 2014 3:15 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email School’s out for summer starting this week, which means it’s time to get your child’s reading list together. To help, here are some suggestions of new books for children and young adults, as recommended by Seira Wilson, the kids’ books editor for Amazon. CHILDREN "Toy Boat"Author: Randall de SèveGrade level: PreschoolAlong with illustrations by Loren Long ("The Little Engine That Could"), follow the adventures of a boy’s handmade toy boat after it’s set loose on a lake. "Hide and Seek Harry at the Beach"Author: Kenny HarrisonGrade level: Preschool to kindergartenIt’s hard to play hide and seek when you’re a hippo! But Harry tries anyway to delightful results. "Planet Kindergarten"Author: Sue Ganz-SchmittGrade level: Preschool to kindergartenFollows our hero as he navigates a strange new world, this picture book is perfect for the rising kindergartener. "A Library Book For Bear"Author: Bonny BeckerGrade level: Preschool to firstBear is having trouble making a book selection in the latest installment of "Bear and Mouse," illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton. (Available July 22) "Rupert Can Dance"Author: Jules FeifferGrade level: Preschool to firstRupert the cat learns how to embrace his love of dancing with some help from his owner, Mandy. (Available Aug. 5) "Help! We Need a Title!"Author: Herve TulletGrade level: First to thirdThe author of "Press Here" breaks the fourth wall in this story-in-progress, whose cast of characters includes a pig, a princess and the author himself. YOUNG ADULTS "Conversion"Author: Katherine HoweGrade level: Seventh and upThis private school-set mystery has been described as "Prep" meet "The Crucible." (Available July 1) "The Prince of Venice Beach" Author: Blake NelsonGrade level: Seventh and upThe prince in question is 17-year-old runaway Robert Callahan, who trades his foster-child upbringing in Omaha for life on the streets of Venice Beach. "The Queen of the Tearling"Author: Erika JohansenGrade level: Seventh and upThis new fantasy series follows an exiled princess who, on her 19th birthday, journeys to ascend her rightful throne. The book’s not out yet, but a film starring Emma Watson is already in the works. (Available July 8) "The Truth About Alice"Author: Jennifer MathieuGrade level: Seventh and upSet in small-town Healy, Texas, this novel jumps perspectives and follows what happens as a rumor takes on a life of its own in today’s social media age. "City of Heavenly Fire"Author: Cassandra ClareGrade level: Ninth and upIt’s the final showdown between shadowhunters and demons in book six of the series "The Mortal Instruments." "When Mr. Dog Bites"Author: Brian ConaghanGrade level: 10th and upAfter finding out he only has eight months to live, Dylan Mint, who suffers from Tourette’s syndrome, attempts to cross items off his "Cool Things To Do Before I Cack It" list. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.