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SUMMERTIME

Here are some fun books for summer reading, including activity books for those long road trips. Order online and pick up in store or have them shipped. We ship anywhere in the U.S. and orders of $35 or more qualify for free Media Mail shipping.

Don't forget to pick up a game card for Spellbound's Reading Without Walls Summer Challenge if you'd like to earn rewards for reading.

Based on feedback from last year, it's now open to rising 1st through 8th graders. Yes, family read-alouds count! It's basically a Bingo card format, and you get prizes like bookstore gift cards and free ice cream scoops for finishing a row or a whole card.

Details are printed on the back of each game card. Many local schools handed out our game cards the last week of school, but you can also pick one up at our pop-up shop inside The Hop on Merrimon, even on days the pop-up isn't staffed.

Kids are welcome to drop off their cards at Spellbound as soon as they complete them, or if your school is participating just turn them in at school by the end of August. Don't forget that the school with the most cards turned in (whether one row or all squares are completed) will win a big bookstore gift card for their school library!

The Cardboard Kingdom Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781524719388
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 5th, 2018

Currently the bestselling title at Spellbound. Each main character was created by a different cartoonist and then they collaborated to weave their stories together. Full of fun, imagination, and empathy, this is a tale of a "neighborhood of kids who transform ordinary cardboard into fantastical homemade costumes as they explore conflicts with friends, family, and their own identities." Think Roxaboxen for a middle grade reader.

 


Float Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062803764
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - May 29th, 2018

"A fun, funny, and fast-paced summer camp romp full of pranks, plot-twists and goofy superpowers. Emerson's adventures (and misadventures) teach us that the greatest power of all comes from the friends who push us to overcome our perceived limitations and make the most of every moment." --John David Anderson, author of Ms. Bixby's Last Day

"With lots of action, great dialogue, and plenty of humor, Martin's style and tone are reminiscent of Gordon Korman and Dan Gutman."--School Library Journal

 


Giant Mazes: Search, Find, and Count! Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781454929369
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sterling Children's Books - April 17th, 2018

Summer Fun Mad Libs Junior Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780843107593
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mad Libs - February 2nd, 2004

Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062110725
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - May 21st, 2013

Ghost (Track #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481450164
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books - August 29th, 2017

Big Shark, Little Shark (Step into Reading) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780399557286
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 9th, 2017

To All the Boys I've Loved Before Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781442426719
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 26th, 2016

Be Prepared Cover Image
By Vera Brosgol, Vera Brosgol (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781626724457
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Second - April 24th, 2018

Travel Scratch and Sketch: A Cool Art Activity Book for Budding Artists and Travelers of All Ages (Activity Journals) Cover Image
By Peter Pauper Press (Manufactured by)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780880884860
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Peter Pauper Press - January 1st, 2004

National Geographic Kids World Atlas, 5th Edition Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781426331992
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: National Geographic Children's Books - July 10th, 2018

Minecraft: The Crash: An Official Minecraft Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399180668
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Del Rey - July 10th, 2018

Stick Cover Image
By Irene Dickson, Irene Dickson (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781536200164
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Nosy Crow - July 10th, 2018

Dinosaur Mad Libs Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780843179002
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mad Libs - July 10th, 2018

The Princess and the Pit Stop Cover Image
By Tom Angleberger, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419728488
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - July 10th, 2018