We get it -- choosing books is hard. So, we have developed a series of book bundles for you! Listed first are our Summer Reading 2020 bundles, which are broken up grade levels. Don't take those grade levels as gospel, feel free to go up or down depending on your child's reading level.
Our Mystery Book bundles are next. These are bundles that we'll pick randomly for you. If you want to give us a little guidance on books you do or don't like, put those in the "Instructions" field when you check out. Below those are five more curated bundles for young readers.
Each bundle has its own scroll bar. If you want to purchase one of those, purchase the first item in the scroll bar with the mailbox logo.
Summer Reading Bundle: ABRHS Picks
This bundle contains five young adult paperbacks chosen by the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Library staff. See their full list of Summer Reading picks on our Recommendations page.
Summer Reading Bundle: 6th - 8th grade
This list contains a mixture of titles recommended by The Horn Book, The Association for Library Service to Children, The International Literacy Association, as well as our own intuition. Included are two middle-grade novels, two young adult novels and a young readers' non-fiction title.
Summer Reading Bundle: Kindergarten-2nd Grade
This list contains a mixture of titles recommended by The Horn Book, The Association for Library Service to Children, The International Literacy Association, as well as our own intuition. Included are picture books both fiction and non-fiction, and an early chapter book.
Want some great books and like surprises? Well, then you're in luck! Pick one of these tantalizing options and we'll send you some!
We have $50 and $100 increments available, and tax is not included in those totals (in other words, you'll get $50 worth of books and be charged $53.13 if you select the $50 option). In cases where we're not able to hit the desired increment exactly, we'll leave a credit on your account for the difference (in other words, if you select the $50 option and we end up picking books that total $48.75, you'll have a $1.25 credit on your account for your next purchase).
If you'd like to guide us gently as we surprise you, feel free to leave comments for us in the order.
"Journey Through Time" Kids' Non-Fiction Book Bundle
It's fun to go back through time and see how things have evolved. With these three books, kids can get a real great sense of patterns that have evolved over time. Perfect for your curious kids!
"Science Fun" Kids' Non-Fiction Book Bundle
These books will blind your children with science, but only in the most fun way!
"Young Adult History" Non-Fiction Book Bundle
These five books will help history come alive for your teenage or pre-teen readers.
"Rick Riordan Presents" Middle-Grade Fantasy Book Bundle
Book one of each of the awesome Rick Riordan Presents middle-grade fantasy series, which are fantasy books about cultures that we don't often see featured in children's literature.
"Little Naturalist" Board Book Bundle
These great board books, written by Kate Coombs and illustrated by Seth Lucas, make a nice little series about those who ventured out into the natural world, including famed local figures Johnny Appleseed and Henry David Thoreau.