The following is a list of books that Mrs. Osmar read over the summer, or that have been positively reviewed by professional organizations.
DuPrau, Jeanne. The Prophet of Yonwood. While visiting the small town of Yonwood, North Carolina, eleven-year-old Nickie makes some decisions about how to identify both good and evil when she witnesses the townspeople's reactions to the apocalyptic visions of one of their neighbors. This is a prequel to The City of Ember
Funke, Cornelia. Inkspell. When Dustfinger finds a crooked storyteller who can read him back to Inkscape, he leaves his apprentice Farid behind; but Farid seeks out Meggie and the two follow him back into the enchanted book. Sequel to Inkheart.
Birdsall, Jeanne. The Penderwicks : a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy. While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.
Going, K. L. The liberation of Gabriel King. Gabriel, a white boy who is being bullied, and Frita, an African-American girl facing prejudice, decide to overcome their many fears together as they enter fifth grade in Georgia in 1976.
Horowitz, Anthony. Ark Angel. A new Alex Rider adventure. After recovering from a near fatal gunshot wound, teenage spy Alex Rider embarks on a new mission to stop a group of eco-terrorists from sabotaging the launch of the first outer space hotel.