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Summer Reading: If You Like Lemony Snicket

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If you loved The Bad Beginning, Lemony Snicket's hilariously tragic chronicle of the sad adventures of the Baudelaire orphans, add these titles to your library list this summer:

Your next picture book

Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue by Maurice Sendak is a delightfully subversive story about a bratty boy who gets a lion-sized comeuppance.

 

Your next chapter book

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken pits bold Bonnie and her orphaned cousin Sylvia against an evil governess.

 

Your next readaloud

Dial-a-Ghost
By Eva Ibbotson
 

Dial-a-Ghost by Eva Ibbotsen turns the traditional ghost story on its head by introducing sympathetic specters who rescue young Oliver from his nefarious cousins.

 

Your next teen read

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman makes the Apocalypse a comedy of errors.

 

Your next grown-up book

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde puts Special Ops literary detective Thursday Next into perilous situations both in and out of classic literature.

 

We’re reprinting some of Amy’s summer reading series favorites from home/school/life magazine. This list appeared in our 2014 summer reading guide.