Here are the titles of 10 more wonderful books to dive right into this summer. If these books are not enough there are stacks full of great books, movies and more at the Pearl River Public Library come in and check us out!
Camilla, the Cupcake Fairy by Tim Bugbird and Lara Ede
Camilla’s dreams come true when she receives her very first wand. She cannot wait to get waving but soon discovers that being a Cupcake Fairy is harder than she thought. Everything seems to go wrong until she calls on her friends for help. Only then does she discover what this special wand can really do!
Smooch Your Pooch by Teddy Slater and Arthur Howard
Here’s an ode to our furry friends who fill us with love and cover us with kisses. Teddy Slater shares her affection for our dear dogs in a text bounding with energy, while the playful line in Arthur Howard’s illustrations captures the motion and fuzz in equal measure.
Welcome to Silver Street Farm by Nicola Davis
What are three city kids to do when a couple of newly adopted baby poodles turn out to be sheep and some eggs thought to be rotten hatch into ducklings? Turn the abandoned train station into a farm, of course!
You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You by Mary Ann Hoberman
This fun book features spooky tales for parent and child to read together. It’s a scary lot of fun! You’ve never met witches, zombies, ghosts or ghouls like these before! There are several other titles in this series too! Try them all!
Seeing Cinderella by Jenny Lundquist
Calliope Meadow Anderson wishes her life would be more of a fairy tale – just like the stories she writes. Her best friend is acting weird, her parents’ marriage is falling apart and to top things off, she finds out she needs glasses, hideously large and geeky glasses. But it turns out these are magical glasses, which help her read people’s thoughts.
Soldier Bear by Bibi Dumon Tak
When a group of Polish soldiers stationed in Iran during World War II trade a penknife, a tin of beef and some money for an orphaned bear cub, it’s the start of a very special friendship – and a remarkable story.
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
In the not so distant future Luke Garner is a third child, a shadow child, whose existence is punishable by death in a society where it is forbidden to have more than two children. Luke has spent his whole life hiding until one day he catches a glimpse of another third child in a new house near his home. Luke discovers Jen, a bold girl who makes him dream of freedom from the virtual prison of a life he currently lives.
Tangerine by Edward Bloor
Paul Fisher is legally blind and has lived most of his life in the shadow of his football star brother, Erik. But Paul can see; with his prescription goggles he is an excellent soccer player. He can also see things that his parents somehow can't, like what kind of person Erik really is. Within this book's eerie setting of Tangerine, Florida, random memories start cropping up for Paul, and he senses that knowledge of the mysterious accident that damaged his eyes at age five may not have been an accident at all.
Ashes by Ilsa Bick
Alex, orphaned, 17 and dying, decides she's sick of pointless chemo. She drops out of school for a backpacking trip in the wilderness, determined to make her own end. Just a few days into her trip something terrible happens leaving her alone with two fellow teen survivors. Those who have escaped now all have to get by in a post-apocalyptic America in which most of the other young people have been changed to cannibals.
Five 4ths of July by Pat Hughes
Living in East Haven, Conn., Jake feels like a servant to his father and hopeless in his love with a bonded servant girl. But when Jake, never completely attached to the revolutionary cause, is imprisoned for over a year on a British prison ship, he learns what the loss of freedom and the hatred of captors feel like.