IntroductionSummer is a wonderful time to go on vacation, to relax, to unwind, to learn somethingnew, to take on an adventure and to catch up with friends from way back. It is also the perfecttime to READ. Read books you bought months back during a trip abroad or one you picked upfrom a leisurely stroll in a bookstore. Read up on ebooks bought and downloaded online. Readbooks from the library, especially the ones included in this summer’s reading list!The Beacon Academy Library releases a booklet of recommended reads highlightingnew acquisitions, old favorites recommended by teachers and avid student readers, and picksfrom the shelves by Mrs. Gagatiga, Teacher Librarian. You will find in the list titles of books thatare for light and leisurely reading as well as titles for serious and indepth study of content areasubjects.For this summer’s reading list, books that parents may find interesting and helpful arealso included. Parents who wish to borrow these books may simply ask his/her son or daughterto borrow on his/her behalf. If you think the list does not pique your interest, check the BALibrary’s Web OPAC for specific titles. The web address is http://www.tbalibrary.org/.Lastly, the booklet has a feedback form at the back. Give us brief book reviews of thebooks you’ve read over the summer and a reading reward awaits you when we see each otherin August! Happy summer reading!Teacher Librarian’s Picks from the Shelf:The Scholastic CHOICES Series discusses issues relevant to the modern teenager: fromtattoos to decision making, positive self concept and peer pressure, aggression and bullying,sibling rivalry and tolerance. Stories of teenagers battling it out and rising above the situationmake for an inspiring reading experience.And Ebooks in the Kindle too!The Magicians by Lev Grossman is a far cry from our favorite wizards and witches ofHogwarts. Grossman’s magicians are callous and overly confident to the point where their use ofmagic cross the line of ethics and morality. Grossman presents magic as a deep desire that canchange or ruin a life. Do not expect for a warm and fuzzy ending.Peaches for Father Francis by Joanne Harris tells the story of Vivienne who preservespeaches in the summer. What is in the concoction that salvaged Father Francis and his Muslimcounterpart from a religious conflict? In the end, it is all about Vivienne’s personal redemptionand rediscovery. Will she choose to stay in Lansquinet, the small French town she loves dearlyor move to Paris where her lover waits?