Summer Reading: Pickerington Public Library Customer Recommended Adult & Children Books

By Lauren, Homework Help Center Coordinator

Check out what the Pickerington community has been enjoying as they use READsquared, our virtual summer reading platform! Summer Reading runs until August 8.


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: “The book is easy to read and I love how natural and real the writing the feels. You quickly fall in love with Starr and her family.” – Brandi (Book, e-Book, e-Audiobook)

The Time Machine by H. G. Wells: “An imaginative journey into hundreds of thousands of years from the late 19th century into the future, with curious lands, fantastic creatures, and a battle between two groups of humanity for survival. H. G. Wells provides a terrific narrative through the eyes of an adventurer through time. Cannot wait to read another of H. G. Wells’ works.” – Josiah (Book, e-Book, e-Audiobook)

A Black Hole is Not a Hole by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano: “An amazing introduction to black holes for the average person, Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano’s hitchhiker’s guide is guaranteed to “pull” readers into the wonderful world of gravity, light, and the fabrics of space and time. Definitely recommended for anyone.” – Josiah (Book, e-Audiobook)

The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abbey Jimenez: “I loved this book. It was so sweet, but also had some serious topics. It made it seem real. I loved watching the relationship build between Jason and Sloan. Also, the dog, Tucker, was an amazing character.” – Katelyn (Book, e-Book, e-Audiobook)

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens:  “I enjoyed this book. Especially the nature descriptions. The book is a mystery – but I could have done without that part. The story of marsh life was enchanting & stark enough for me to give 4 stars.” – Tricia (Book, e-Book, e-Audiobook)

No Judgements by Meg Cabot: “Cute, fast read. A bit predictable, but worth the time it took to get through it.” – Amy (Book, e-Book, e-Audiobook)

The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter:  “I really enjoyed this book. I plan to read the whole series this summer. Great science fiction.” – Kristina (Book, e-Book, e-Audiobook)

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: “Great classic story.” – Stacey (Book, e-Book, e-Audiobook)


The Amazing Planet Earth by Scott Emmons: “I liked it. There are a lot of facts about Earth. It was challenging to read.” – Henry (Book)

Owl Diaries by Rebecca Elliot: “Love this series.” – Eli (Books, e-Books)

Refugee by Alan Grantz: “Highly recommend! This book is intense though.” – Cavan (Book, e-Book, e-Audiobook)

Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell:  “I love this book because its funny but its also sad and silly. I love that it gives you a mix of emotions.” – Rylynn (Book, e-Book, e-Audiobook)

Bravo, Amelia Bedelia! by Hermann Parish: “It was really funny!” – Michael  (Book)

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley: “If you like historical fiction, then I think you would really like this book.” – Taylor (Book, e-Book, e-Audiobook)

I’m a Big Sister by Joanna Cole: “I loved this book. I’m going into 1st grade and the words were easy to sound out.” –Anjali (Book)

A Good Night for Ghosts by Mary Pope Osborne: “Keeps kids interested.” – Abe (Book, e-Book, e-Audiobook)


Summer Reading: Pickerington Public Library Customer Recommended Adult & Children Books

NEW adjusted COVID safety protocols as of April 26: As part of the library’s mission and vision, the board, staff and leadership prioritizes accessibility for all, especially young families. For this reason, mask requirements for children visiting the library has changed from 2-years-old to 5-years-old and up. Masks will be required until library-wide mask restrictions are not part of state safety mandates.  When visiting, know that masks are required at all times for ages 5 and up. Masks are required in all library facilities as well as anywhere on the property, including any outdoor events and classes. Food and drinks are still not allowed in the library buildings at this time. Customers are also able to access tables, computers and business centers freely without online reservation. Hold requests have returned to self-serve at Pickerington Main; staff will continue to assist at Sycamore Plaza. With the changes in protocol, the library is accepting book donations once again. Review the library's full list of services or our list of COVID-related resources for more information.