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Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 11:19 am | Updated: 5:43 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Looking to inspire your child to read this summer? Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe recommends a slew of books for your summer reader.

Looking to inspire your child to read this summer? Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe recommends:

Boys (ages 7-9)

1. “Dragon of Never Was” by Anne Downer ($16.95)

2. “Missing Magic” by Emma Laybourn ($16.99)

3. “Barnstormers, Game 1 and 2” by Loren Long and Phil Bildner ($9.99 each)

4. “Canadian Flyer Adventures” series by Frieda Wishinsky and Dean Griffiths (newest one is “Danger, Dinosaurs!” for $16.95; other books in series in paperback at $6.95 each)

Girls (ages 7-9)

1. “The Fairy’s Return” by Gail Carson Levine ($14.99)

2. “The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread” by Kate DiCamillo ( $7.99)

3. “Sister Magic” series by Anne Mazer ($3.99)

4. “Sisters Grimm” series by Michael Buckley and Peter Ferguson ($14.95)

Boys (ages 10-12)

1. “The Mysterious Benedict Society” by Trenton Lee Stewart ($16.99)

2. “Interworld” by Neil Gaiman ($16.99)

3. “Grey Griffin” series (Revenge of the Shadow King and Rise of the Black Wolf) by Derek Benz and J.S. Lewis ($10.99 each)

4. “Summer Ball” by Mike Lupica ($17.99)

5. “The Alchemyst” by Michael Scott ($16.99)

Girls (ages 10-12)

1. “Billie Standish Was Here” by Nancy Crocker ($16.99)

2. “The Secrets of Peaches” by Jodi Lynn Anderson ($16.99)

3. “Molly Moon’s Hypnotic Time Travel Adventure” (latest in a series) by Georgia Byng ($6.99)

4. “Warriors” series by Erin Hunter ($16.99 new and hardback or $6.99 in paperback)

Teen Boys

1. “Maximum Ride” series by James Patterson (hardback at $16.99 and paperback at $6.99)

2. “Twisted” by Laurie Halse Anderson ($16.99)

3. “Cirque du Freak” series by Darren Shan ($6.99)

4. “Titan’s Curse” (third book in a series) by Rick Riordan ($17.95)

Teen Girls

1. “Eclipse” by Stephenie Meyer (release date: Aug. 7, $18.99)

2. “Top 10 Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress” by Tina Ferraro ($7.99)

3. “Secrets of My Hollywood Life” by Jen Calonita ($16.99)

4. “Love Is a Many Trousered Thing” by Louise Rennison ($16.99)

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