Thursday, July 10, 2014

Kids' Summer Reads

Finding the right book is not always easy.  It takes reading the "blurb" inside or on the back of the book, skimming a few pages, and trying a few chapters.  Once you find a book you like it's easier to find more.
Here are some great summer titles available at your library.  Find one that you can enjoy!

Treasure Hunters by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein.
Ready for adventure?  Some kids dream of having no parents around to make them do their chores or brush their teeth.  These kids are divers and sailors whose parents are missing. They really know how to find trouble.  Best of all there is a map leading to sunken treasure, too!

Lulu and the Dog from the Sea by Hilary McKay.
Lulu and her family have rented a summer house by the sea and Lulu's best friend comes with them for vacation.  The cottage isn't perfect and it sits right by the sea. One of the first people they meet is the cottage owner who warns them about "that dog" who runs free in the dunes.  Lulu discovers there is more to the dog than what the woman tells them, and more to the beach, including a little bit of danger.

Nick and Tesla's High Voltage Danger Lab by "Science Bob" Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith.
Our Summer Reading theme is "Fizz, Boom, Read!" and there are plenty of great science themed books at your Library.  Nick and Tesla are part of a series with science ideas, exciting characters and mysteries to solve. High Voltage Danger Lab includes electromagnets, burglar alarms and gadgets you can build yourself. Try one!

Gloria Rising by Ann Cameron
Have you ever had a teacher that you just couldn't please?  When Gloria meets astronaut Dr. Grace Street at the store she can't wait to share the news in a school report.  Her fourth-grade teacher challenges the truth of the story. Gloria is determined to prove her honesty while maintaining her character and learns a little about her teacher along the way.

Can you believe that summer is almost half over?  Sometimes long, summer days become boring and too quiet.  Here are two titles to spark your interest, and there are more at your Library!

The Kids' Summer Fun Book by Claire Gillmand and Sam Martin
Help fill your days with these topics:  On the Water, Out of Doors, Sports and Games, Crafts and Activities...just some of the fun things you can find inside to keep away boredom!

Oh, Yuck!  The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty by Joy Masoff
Nothing better on a hot day than to stay cool inside and share a gross-out with a friend.  This book has more than enough disgusting pics and articles, from acne to zits, and bats to worms.

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