The List: 43 Summer Reads for the Entire Family
Books for Moms and Kids
Summer’s here and moms and kids alike are on a quest to find a great summer read. So with that in mind, our editors, writers and savvy storytellers have shared the novels they love, and the books their kids adore. Here’s a taste of what they chose.
The House at Riverton (Kate Morton)
Who picked it: Jan, Food Editor at Savvy HQ
Why she likes it: Because you get your Downton Abbey fix while it’s on hiatus. Aristocracy, family and a mysterious death told through flashbacks by a woman who witnessed everything but kept it all a secret—until now. ($16, more)
What Alice Forgot (Liane Moriarty)
Who picked it: Minnow, Editor & Chief Curator at Savvy HQ
Why she likes it: Because you can relate if you’ve ever asked, ‘How did I get here?’ Alice comes to on the floor of a gym, only to realize she’s 39 not 29, has three kids and is getting divorced. She now has to reconstruct the events of a lost decade.
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Camping (Nancy Hundal)
Who picked it: Susannah, Savvy Storyteller from creativemamaonadime.com
Why she likes it: Because nature should be cherished. A family learns to spend time with each other doing something different this summer. ($7.95, more)
Dino-Baseball (Lisa Wheeler)
Who picked it: Rebecca, Savvy Storyteller from bitofmomsense.com
Why she likes it: Because it’s the scariest sport of the season. Will the carnivores or the herbivores win? ($15.16, more)
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