I am going to guess that this conversation sounds familiar to you.

A librarian was working with students to select books to read and a group of boys shared that they don’t read, that they hate reading. The teacher went through a list of books that the boys might possibly enjoy, without any success. Not willing to admit defeat, he asked a few more questions. After a little probing about the boys likes and dislikes, the boys shared their love for Fortnite.

And (spoiler), what happened next might be the answer for your child’s summer reading list! Read the librarian’s story, “30 Books to Read if You Love Fortnite,” and don’t miss the list of books below.

Inspired by Fortnite’s premise of players working together to survive by completing missions after the Earth has been destroyed by an epic storm, the librarian was able to make this list because he took the time to find out about his students likes and dislikes—not just asking, what books do you like. This is a good reminder of why Savvy Cyber Kids encourages parent to digitally parent and get involved in their children’s online lives and keep asking your kids questions!

The books pictured above are as follows:

(Click the book titles to purchase on Amazon)

Row 1 (left to right):

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Chase by Linwood Barclay
The Rain by Virginia Bergin
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Running on the Roof of the World by Jess Butterworth
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Last Day on Mars by Kevin Emerson
Gone by Michael Grant
The Territory by Sarah Govett
Refugee by Alan Gratz

Row 2 (left to right):

The Enemy by Charles Higson
Survivor by Tom Hoyle
WaR: Wizards and Robots by will.i.am and Brian David Johnson
Kick by Mitch Johnson
Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
Legend by Marie Lu
Warcross by Marie Lu
Click Here to Start by Denis Markell
Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean
The Call by Peadar O’Guilin

Row 3 (left to right):

Hatchet by Gary Paulson
Life as We knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
We See Everything by William Sutcliffe
I Survived: The Shark Attacks of 1916 by Lauren Tarshis
The Last Wild by Piers Torday
Horizon by Scott Westerfeld
The Extinction Trials by S. M. Wilson
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Blood Red Road by Moira Young

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