Summer is in full bloom, complete with soaring temperatures and blue skies. After a morning of outdoor explorations, an escape to the coolness of a glass of lemonade and a cozy chair hits the spot. Indoors or out, there is nothing more satisfying than escaping into the pleasures and inspiration of a good book. We appreciate the time summer brings for our favorite indulgence. We are at the ready with lots of books to recommend. In the weeks ahead, we look at the Hamilton rage and suggest a flight for the whole family. And we continue our excitement about the many new YA books hot off the presses, graphic novels for tweens, and some wonderful new picture books for the youngest readers. Some surprises are in store; more fantastic new books are hitting the shelves every day–there is an especially rich crop of next installments of popular series for tweens and teens. We promise to keep you informed! Hope you’ll also share your finds with us, too. Happy Reading!