Here at the library we’ve enjoyed the Winnie the Pooh books by A. A. Milne as well as many of the different movie versions- so we’re looking forward to Christopher Robin which will be released on August 3rd! What summer movies are you looking forward to?
Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce tells the story of a young boy named Prez who is staying with a foster family for the summer. While staying with the family, a visitor comes knocking on the door. Prez sees the visitor as one thing, while many others see something else. The visitor, named Sputnik, works with Prez to, hopefully, write a guide to life on earth and save it from destruction. If you like science fiction novels, this book is a must read!
You can find this book in the Juvenile Fiction section at J COTTRELL BOYCE.
Today we recommend: Short by Holly Sloan.
Very short for her age, Julia grows into her sense of self while playing a munchkin in a summer regional theater production of The Wizard of Oz.
As you might imagine, being short has influenced Julie’s outlook on life, especially as a middle school student when she realizes she is several inches shorter than her classmates. Resisting her parents’ suggestion to participate in community theater, she reluctantly attends an audition and wins a role as a Munchkin in the summer production of The Wizard of Oz. As she befriends many people involved with the show, she gains confidence and self-acceptance and “grows” in unexpected ways. For those interested in theater and the “drama” associated with trying new things, this humorous tale will be inspiring. You can find this book in the Juvenile Fiction section at J SLOAN.
Today we recommend: The First Last Day by Dorian Cirrone.
Eleven-year-old Haleigh Adams paints a picture with a mysterious set of paints she found and now she is stuck in a time loop, but when she realizes her parents have been keeping a secret she and her new best friend Kevin must find the source of the magic paints and the secret of the time loop before it is too late.
Haleigh doesn’t want summer to end and finds herself repeating her last day of summer break over and over again. As you might expect, this turns out to be less fun than she thought especially when it turns out that lives are at stake. This is a really fun summer read, the writing is realistic (you know except for the time travel), and the tone is humorous. If you’re a fan of time-loops like in the movie Groundhog Day then this is the book for you! You can find it in the Juvenile Fiction section at J CIRRONE.
Summer is the perfect time to catch up on all the reading you wanted to do over the summer! Maybe you didn’t have time to read Rick Riordan’s new Trials of Apollo
or the Pete the Cat book, Go, Pete, Go!
There may be some of you thinking, “I’ve worked hard all school year and I’m going to use the summer to sleep in, play video games, and lounge around.” Hey! I hear you! School is tiring work! There were some days I would rather have stayed home and do chores instead of go to school! Your teachers probably tell you that you have to read because it’s good for you, and they’re right. Like broccoli, reading will be good for you in the long run. It helps with spelling, writing papers, but unlike broccoli, it can be fun and it’s like watching a movie in your head!
If you don’t want to believe me, watch this video by DavPilkey, the author of Captain Underpants.
And since you’ll be reading anyways… you may as well sign up for the Summer Reading Club and earn some prizes! Summer Reading Starts Monday, June 6 so get reading!