Our Favorite Summer Reads for 2016

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Our Favorite Summer Reads for 2016

by: Pam
Posted May 31, 2016 | DPL Highlights

Whether you’re headed to the pool or beach, taking a road trip, or stuck in the house during a summer thunderstorm, our librarians have you covered! Here’s our staff picks for this summer’s best reads, road trip audiobooks, and rainy day movies. Some of our selections are new releases coming out later in the summer (as noted), so you can plan ahead!

Summer Reads


Young Adult

  • The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (Teen Science Fiction/Fantasy)
  • The Selection Series by Kiera Cass – A cross between the book Divergent by Veronica Roth and the TV Show the Bachelor, The Selection series will turn into your newest guilty pleasure. (Teen Fiction)
  • The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (Teen Fiction)


  • Let’s Play by Herve Tullet –  This is an interactive picture book that your child will love! Follow the yellow dot and make a paint-filled, magical mess — without any of the cleanup! (Picture Book)
  • The Wild Robot by Peter Brown (Fiction)

Road Trip Audiobooks



Rainy Day Movies