1. The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall
The Penderwicks is a novel about summer vacation for a group of four very different sisters. It will sure drive away the coldness of winter as you read about these girls playing soccer, driving their neighbors insane, and almost being killed by bulls in their daisy fields. Rosalind is caring, Skye is headstrong and blunt, Jane is imaginative, and Batty is well, Batty. This book will give you the time of your life, and is so realistic you can almost feel the wind in your hair as they rush down the soccer field.