Are you ready for summer? Do you have your sunglasses, sunscreen, fidget spinners, summer reading logs, and books to read? I can’t help you with the first three, but I can help you with reading logs and some summer reading recommendations. First things first, you can register online or in person at the library for summer reading. We have lots of free books and other prizes that you can win. It is pretty awesome. Now I couldn’t choose just one book to recommend for June, so here are three fun books to read this summer!
Here are some new books that our teens are excited to read!
By Your Side by Kasie West * Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller * Don’t Touch by Rachel Wilson * Asking for It by Louise O’Neill * Children of Eden by Joey Graceffa * Denton Little’s Still Not Dead by Lance Rubin * The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles * History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera * We Are Okay by Nina LaCour * A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom * Alex and Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa de La Cruz * Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett * Beck by Mal Peet * Who Killed Christopher Goodman?: Based on a True Crime by Allan Wolf
This Month’s Reviews
Class Pet Squad: Journey to the Center of Town by Dan Yaccarino is my children’s book pick for the month. It is fun, goofy, and full of adventure. This book is great for kids who have enjoyed Traction Man meets Turbodog, Mutant rat attack!, Captain Underpants, Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet, and Squish. What I loved about this book was that it was a chapter book with lots of colorful images. Each page includes silly drawings that help move the story forward. It is a great book for visual learners and kids who are looking to develop literacy and reading comprehension skills.
Question of the month comes from TCC member Walton! Is the Flash fast enough to phase through walls?
Do not approach an emu,
The bird does not esteem you.
It wields a quick and wicked kick
That’s guaranteed to cream you.
– Jack Prelutsky
A Pizza the Size of the Sun by Jack Prelutsky is my children’s book pick for April. This book is a wonderful introduction to the world of poetry. It is fun, lighthearted, and a truly magical read. It was first published in 1996, but continues to be just as great a read today. It is a book for kids who have enjoyed Prelutsky’s Be Glad your Nose is on your Face and Other Poems and Something BIG Has Been Here, Janeczko and Raschka’s A Poke in the I, and Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends.
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