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Light Reads Under $10


We don't know about you, but we've been having a great time spending our weekends on the river or at the coast, basking in the sun and pretending that we moved to San Diego for three months. We know that in order to arrive at the intended sunny destination without looking like a bag lady, you need to maximize your beach-bag capacity for books — a perennial necessity for any vacay. We put together a list of our favorite novels, for kids ages 6 to 16, that are light in weight, readability, and price: they're all under $10!

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Featured Titles in Children's - Light Reads Under $10
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Gregor the Overlander: Underland Chronicles #1
Gregor the Overlander: Underland Chronicles #1
by Suzanne Collins
Publisher Comments
In the irresistible first novel by the author of The Hunger Games, a boy embarks on a dangerous quest in order to fulfill his destiny -- and find his father. New cover art coming July 1st! In the first novel of the New York Times bestselling series by... (read more)

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Clementine (Clementine)
Clementine (Clementine)
by Sara Pennypacker
Publisher Comments
 Penelope Crumb is no ordinary fouth grader. And when she discovers that she *gasp* has a big nose she's initially devastated. But when her mother lets her know that she has the same nose as her Grandpa, Penelope perks up. And then she perks up even... (read more)

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The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear
by Audrey Wood
Publisher Comments
First published in 1984, [The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear is] a picture book in which the Little Mouse will do all he can to save his strawberry from the Big, Hungry Bear, even if it means sharing it with the reader.... (read more)

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The Secret Garden (Puffin Classics)
The Secret Garden (Puffin Classics)
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Publisher Comments
After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in her uncle's gloomy mansion on the wild English moors. She is lonely and has no one to play with, but one day she learns of a secret garden somewhere in the grounds that no one is... (read more)

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The True Meaning of Smekday
The True Meaning of Smekday
by Adam Rex
Publisher Comments
It all starts with a school essay. When twelve-year-old Gratuity ("Tip") Tucci is assigned to write five pages on "The True Meaning of Smekday" for the National Time Capsule contest, she's not sure where to begin. When her mom started telling... (read more)

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Gone (09 Edition)
Gone (09 Edition)
by Michael Grant
Publisher Comments
The first in New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant's breathtaking dystopian, sci-fi saga, Gone is a page-turning thriller that invokes the classic The Lord of the Flies along with the horror of Stephen King. In the blink of an eye, everyone... (read more)

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The Book of Three: The Chronicles of Prydain, Book One (Chronicles of Prydain #01)
The Book of Three: The Chronicles of Prydain, Book One (Chronicles of Prydain #01)
by Lloyd Alexander
Publisher Comments
The Newbery-winning fantasy series now available in gorgeous new paperback editions! Since The Book of Three was first published in 1964, young readers have been enthralled by the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper and his quest to become a... (read more)

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Guardians of Ga'hoole #01: The Capture
Guardians of Ga'hoole #01: The Capture
by Kathryn Lasky
Publisher Comments
GUARDIANS OF GA'HOOLE is a classic hero mythology about the fight between good and evil. This series is filled with adventure, suspense, and heart. In the first book in the GUARDIANS... series, the reader is introduced to Soren, a barn owl and the... (read more)

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A Crooked Kind of Perfect
A Crooked Kind of Perfect
by Linda Urban
Publisher Comments
Ten-year-old Zoe Elias has perfect piano dreams. She can practically feel the keys under her flying fingers; she can hear the audience's applause. All she needs is a baby grand so she can start her lessons, and then she'll be well on her way to Carnegie... (read more)

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The Goose Girl
The Goose Girl
by Shannon Hale
Publisher Comments
A New York Public Library "100 Titles for Reading and Sharing" A Texas Lone Star Reading List Book A Josette Frank Award Winner A Utah State Book Award Winner A Utah Speculative Fiction Award Winner... (read more)

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Perfect Chemistry
Perfect Chemistry
by Simone Elkeles
Publisher Comments
Get swept away in the first book of the sensational romantic drama that is Romeo and Juliet meets Justified. WHAT HAPPENS when the teenage heirs of two bitterly FEUDING FAMILIES cant stay away from each other? The Rhodales and the Whitfields have been... (read more)

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Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson)
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson)
by Louise Rennison
Publisher Comments
Angus:My mixed-breed cat, half domestic tabby, half Scottish wildcat. The size of a small Labrador, only mad. Likes to stalk Mr. and Mrs. Next Door's poodle. I used to drag him around on a lead, but, as I explained to Mrs. Next Door, he ate it. Thongs... (read more)

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The Little House
The Little House
by Virginia Lee Burton
Publisher Comments
Virginia Lee Burton won the Caldecott Medal in 1943 for her memorable picture book The Little House, a poignant story of a cute country cottage that becomes engulfed by the city that grows up around it. The house has an expressive face of windows and... (read more)

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Evermore
Evermore
by Alyson Noel
Publisher Comments
Dont miss Evermore, the first book in Alyson Noëls #1 New York Times bestselling The Immortals series. Enter an enchanting new world where true love never dies. . . After a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old... (read more)

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The Wild Girls
The Wild Girls
by Pat Murphy
Publisher Comments
It?s 1972. Twelve-year-old Joan is sure that she is going to be miserable when her family moves. Then she meets a most unusual girl. Sarah prefers to be called ?Fox,? and lives with her author dad in a rundown house in the middle of the woods. The two... (read more)

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Black Rabbit Summer
Black Rabbit Summer
by Kevin Brooks
Publisher Comments
A smart, tense murder mystery twined with an emotional investigation of the ways love, sex, class, and celebrity can forever change friendships. Thoughtful Pete, tough Pauly, twins Eric and Nicole, strange Raymond: As kids they were tight; now they've... (read more)

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Cherub #01: The Recruit
Cherub #01: The Recruit
by Robert Muchamore
Publisher Comments
CHERUB agents are all seventeen and under. They wear skate tees and hemp, and look like regular kids. But they're not. They are trained professionals who are sent out on missions to spy on terrorists and international drug dealers. CHERUB agents hack... (read more)

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Alabama Moon
Alabama Moon
by Watt Key
Publisher Comments
For as long as ten-year-old Moon can remember, he has lived out in the forest in a shelter with his father. They keep to themselves, their only contact with other human beings an occasional trip to the nearest general store. When Moons father dies, Moon... (read more)

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Perfect You
Perfect You
by Elizabeth Scott
Publisher Comments
Kate Brown's life has gone downhill fast. Her father has quit his job to sell vitamins at the mall, and Kate is forced to work with him. Her best friend has become popular, and now she acts like Kate's invisible. And then there's Will. Gorgeous... (read more)

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Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything
Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything
by Lenore Look
Staff Pick
Don't miss the latest adventures — and misadventures — of Ruby Lu! The second book in the series about this quirky, inventive northwestern girl will make you laugh at the way Ruby sees the world, squirm in discomfort when she makes the wrong choices,... (read more)

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