The Kids' Summer Reads feature is available June 7-August 1, 2020





It only happens once a year — the Lone Star Lit Kids' Summer Reads feature! Browse our wide selection of fiction and nonfiction books for young readers, and visit our Sponsor sites to find the perfect books for all ages.


New books added daily through July 4, 2020!


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Whether you seek mischief or magic, you'll find plenty of

book escapes in our Children's Books Listings. 

(updated 6/15/2020)


Hitchin' Post and the Tornado Twistin' 4th of July by Julie Barker

JESSE Unleashed by Amy Brazda

RAD! by Anne Bustard

Beautiful Shades of Brown by Nancy Churnin

For Spacious Skies by Nancy Churnin

The Lonely Cloud by Marcey Heschel

How Fire Ants Got Their Fire by Susan Kralovansky

Think Big by Kat Kronenberg

The Magician by Sherri Maret

The Homesick Club by Libby Martinez

Sadie Prays for a Good Day by Valerie McNeil

Nacho's Nachos by Sandra Nickel

The Box Turtle by Vanessa Roeder

Piper and Mabel by Melanie Shankle

I Am Jax, Protector of the Ranch by Catherine Stier

I Am Ava, Seeker in the Snow by Catherine Stier

If I Were a Park Ranger by Catherine Stier

Up on Bob by Mary Sullivan

Mischief in a Mushroom Patch (Mischief Series, #1) by Amanda Thrasher

A Fairy Match in the Mushroom Patch (Mischief Series, #2) by Amanda Thrasher

Spider Web Scramble (Mischief Series, #3) by Amanda Thrasher



Nonfiction, historical fiction, and fantasy can be found

in our Middle Grade Listings. 

(updated 6/17/2020)


Blue Skies by Anne Bustard

Edison Jones and the Anti-Grav Elevator by Michael Scott Clifton

Her Own Two Feet by Meredith Davis and Rebeka Uwitonze

King of the Hill by Nelda Gaydou

The Lost Property Office (Section 13, #1) by James Hannibal

The Fourth Ruby (Section 13, #2) by James Hannibal

The Clockwork Dragon (Section 13, #3) by James Hannibal

The Diary of Asser Levy by Daniela Weil



Contemporary and realistic, historical and fantastical, we've got it

in our Young Adult Listings.

(updated 6/6/2020)


Einstein's Compass by Grace Allison

Angel Thieves by Kathi Appelt

Warrior Saints -- Creator: Stonehaven Academy Saints Book 1 by Carla Thorne

Warrior Saints -- Destroyer: Stonehaven Academy Saints Book 2 by Carla Thorne

Warrior Saints -- Victor: Stonehaven Academy Saints Book 3 by Carla Thorne

We, the Wallflowers by LB Simmons

The Inside Battle by Melanie Sumrow

Yeah, But I Didn't by Ann Swann



Looking for books for young readers by Texas authors of color?

We have thirty-four of them!

(page coming 6/21/2020)

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Emmi in the City: A Great Chicago Fire Survival Story by  Salima Alikham

The Magnificent Mya Tibbs by Crystal Allen         

A Bean and Cheese Taco Birthday by Diane Gonzales Bertrand    

The Amazing Watercolor Fish by Carolyn Dee Flores        

Let's Salsa by Lupe Ruiz Flores   

In My Family by Lomas Garza     

Lucia Luchadora and thr Million Masks by Cynthia Lenor Garza   

Not A Bean by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez        

The Old Truck by Jarrett Pumphrey & Jerome Pumphrey

Fiesta Babies by Carmen Tafolla

William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad by Don Tate          

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Count Me In by Varsha Bajaj       

13th Street: Battle of the Bad-Breath Bats by David Bowles          

The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez by Adrianna Cuevas    

A Place at the Table by Saadia Faruqi      

Maximillian and the Curse of the Fallen Angel by Xavier Garza     

Twins by Varian Johnson

A Mystery Bigger Than Big: A Mickey Rangel Mystery by Rene Saldana Jr

Lucky Luna by Diana Lopez          

Supergirl: Master of Illusion by Jo Whittemore

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Traz Isle by Beth Bowland            

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

The Hero of Numbani by Nicky Drayden

Foreshadow: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA (anthology) by Desiree S Evans    

The Flowers by Dagoberto Gilb

I'll Be the One by Lyla Lee            

All the Stars Denied by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Cursed by Trakena Prevost

Heartsick by Dia Reeves

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz

You Brought Me the Ocean by Alex Sanchez

A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat

All the Things We Never Knew by Liara Tamani

Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo

New books added daily through July 4th.

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