Second Book of the Summer! The Fault in Our Stars by John Green A terminally ill girl unexpectedly falls in love despite her inevitable fate. Grab the tissues, you will have tears of joy, laughter, and sadness.
The Book Thief, Markus Zusak, is a historical fiction novel set in Nazi Germany. Told from the perspective of a personified version of Death, The Book Thief is a outstanding and unique story that shows what it's like to be alone and afraid.
Hershel and the Hanukkah goblins" by Eric Kimmel. This Caldecott Honor book relates how Hershel outwits the goblins that haunt the old synagogue and prevent the village people from celebrating Hanukkah.