On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will sweep the United States, along a narrow path stretching from Oregon to South Carolina. The event is called the “Great American Eclipse” because it will be so accessible to a large number of Americans: it is estimated that 22 million will witness this wondrous natural event, when the sky darkens at midday, and the tenuous solar corona becomes visible to the naked eye.
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August – the tail end of the summer, time to squeeze in one or two more recommended reads. We present a range of books, from kids to tweens to adults, fiction and nonfiction; you might just find something to fill in those last, sweet weeks of summer.
Enjoy – and thanks to our staff; Bernice, Shirley, and Renee for their picks.
It’s Summer – time to breathe, and relax, and READ!
Our friends at Brightly have put together summer reading lists for the whole family; from your preschoolers, to young kids, from tweens to young adults, and even for us grownups. So pick up something that catches your eye, and do something good for yourself – Read!
13 Books That 9- to 12-Year-Old Boys Say Are Awesome
Sometimes it’s hard to help your guy find books that fit him and hook him into reading. Our friends at Brightly have shared a list of “Boy Books” that are actually recommended by boys! Try these boy-reads that are reviewed by real boys, from kids who love reading to those who are reluctant to read. Continue reading 13 Books That 9- to 12-Year-Old Boys Say Are Awesome
Our friends at Brightly have recommended Wonder by R.J. Palacio as their current choice for the Brightly’s Book Club for Kids, and we happily pass along this suggestion to you and your young readers.
Wonder is a glorious exploration of the nature of friendship, tenacity, fear, and most importantly, kindness. A moving read for both kids and adults, it’s a story of one boy’s journey of self-acceptance and an examination of how the ordinary can sometimes be extraordinary.
You’ll like Wonder if you like books with unusual, unique main characters facing difficult challenges or obstacles in their lives. If you’ve read and enjoyed Freak the Mighty, The Thing About Georgie, and/or Schooled, you might love Wonder. It’s also a great book for anyone looking to expand their horizons, challenge their perceptions, or be inspired.
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