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 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
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If you loved reading The Wizard of Oz, these books have similarly magical storylines.
If you love the fantasy, fun, and humor of Roald Dahl, you’ll enjoy these books that capture some of that same playful spirit.
Summer means adventure in these old-fashioned stories about independent children making their own fun.