Hot Topics: Summer Reading, 4th of July, & Robots

It’s hard to believe that the school year is almost over and that this is our last set of Hot Topics lists for the year. We are thinking about summer with these lists, and we hope you have a good one!

The end of the school year does not have to mean the end of reading! Start summer off right with these great reading suggestions for students of all ages. Summer reading should be filled with fun, adventure, mystery, or whatever one finds interesting. So find a shady spot, kick back, and read some of these excellent titles!

ipledgeBefore you know it, the Fourth of July will be here in all its glory. This list of fiction and nonfiction books introduces readers to the meaning of this important celebration, depicts the holiday’s festivities, and addresses related concepts. Resources on this list also highlight major figures in American history — individuals who played a role in the birth of the nation — and historic sites and symbols, such as the Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.

R is for RobotRobots don’t have anything to do with summer, but they are fascinating! Robots aren’t just the stuff of science fiction stories anymore. Today, robots are exploring space, assisting with complicated surgeries, and much more. The titles on this list range from picture books featuring robots as characters, to serious looks at the latest in robotics for kids and teens. There’s also a little bit of science fiction thrown in for good measure.

This may be the end of Hot Topics for the school year, but we’ll be posting book reviews and other book related entries on Books in Bloom all summer long, as we usually do. We hope you’ll subscribe to our posts via email or follow us on Twitter. Thanks for reading!