6 best children's books, as voted on by kids

2. "Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown," by Jarrett J. Krosoczka


In the third- and fourth-grade category, young readers chose "Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp" by Jarrett J. Krosoczka as their favorite read. Lunch Lady is an unlikely heroine if there ever was one, but in the hands of author-illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka she has taken on super-hero status. In this, her second outing, she takes on the radioactive swamp monster who terrorizes a summer camp. This story includes plenty of gadgets (Lunch Lady has some cafeteria-themed superhero equipment) and lots of fun.

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