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From the Counselor’s Corner – Summer Reading Picks


Hand-picked by your Seton English counselors, these page-turners are perfect for student’s summer reading during rest and relaxation time.

Counselors picks

The Letzenstein Chronicles

by Meriol Trevor

History, danger, adventure, a little bit of mystery… These are the ingredients that make The Letzenstein Chronicles is an enjoyable summer read!

In Book 1, The Crystal Snowstorm, meet 13-year-old Catherine Ayre and her scruffy, lovable, prince-turned-artist cousin, Rafael le Marre.

Throughout the series, they are joined by a memorable cast of characters – brave, gentle Constant, who loves the outdoors; fiery Jeanne, a former dancer who braves the dangers of a revolution to help others; and the villainous Julius Waldemar, who will do anything to seize the government and take over the tiny kingdom of Letzenstein.

Catholic Children’s Treasure Box

Edited by the Maryknoll Sisters

Our family loves the Catholic Children’s Treasure Box books written by the Maryknoll Sisters. The books were saved for special daddy/daughter reading in the evenings. They are geared toward three to six-year-olds, and filled with Catholic-themed short stories, poems, and activities.

Our girls are now grown, and we passed our book set onto another young Catholic family. However, we will certainly gift a set of these books to each of our girls as grandchildren arrive.

Caddie Woodlawn

by Carol Ryrie Brink

It is 1864 in Wisconsin and Caddie Woodlawn, age 11, is more interested in Indians than in sewing and in fixing clocks than in baking. Learning the ways of a young lady seems both intimidating and boring to Caddie when compared to the great outdoors.

Thin ice and raging prairie fires, school bullies and prankster uncles: adventures–and life lessons–abound for Caddie and her brothers!

Out of the Silent Planet

by C.S. Lewis

In this first book of C.S. Lewis’s unforgettable space trilogy, protagonist Dr. Ransom finds himself kidnapped and transported to the planet Malacandra. His experiences and conversations with the planet’s inhabitants challenge many of his basic assumptions about how the world works.

Here, Lewis gives us a picture of what life might be like on an “unbent” (unfallen) planet which, unlike our own, silent planet, still communes with the divine.

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