Kids will find great books for all ages at the Pearl River Public Library. Here are a few of our librarians' favorites to start your summer off right.
If these books are not the right ones for you, there are plenty more where these came from! Check out the library catalog or ask a librarian at (845) 735-4084. And don’t forget to get credit for all the books you read this summer by joining the Summer Reading Program at the Library. Registration begins Monday, June 18.
- Bun Bun Button by Patricia Polacco
Paige loves to cuddle with Gramma and all her pets. Cuddle time is even better when Gramma makes Bun Bun Button, an adorable stuffed bunny with a button nose. One day a balloon steals Bun Bun Button away! Will Bun Bun Button ever come back to her?
- Drinking Water by Mari C. Schuh
Simple text and photographs present information about the importance of drinking water. This easy reader non-fiction book includes a glossary, additional books to read and Internet sites for more information.
- The Art of Miss Chew by Patricia Polacco
This is the heartwarming story of how local favorite artist Patricia Polacco discovered she was an artist, a story that shows just how important a teacher can be in a child’s life – a story that celebrates the power of art itself.
- The Camping Trip That Changed America: Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir and our National Parks by Barb Rosenstock
Before there were national parks, Yosemite Valley was a vast wilderness and naturalist John Muir wanted to keep it that way. So in 1903, he invited President Theodore Roosevelt on a California camping trip to discuss the impending crisis. Camping by themselves in the unchartered woods, the two men saw sights and held discussions that would stay with them for the rest of their lives.
- Bad Kitty for President by Nick Bruel
Bad Kitty is back, this time, running for president of the Neighborhood Cat Club. Do they really know what an election even is? Is Bad Kitty the “purrfect” candidate?
- Farm Boy by Michael Morpurgo
In this sequel to The War Horse, Albert's son is all grown up, but he has a shameful secret he's kept to himself his whole life. As he comes to terms with the truth, he tells stories of the farm of his childhood; his war hero dad, skipping school to help with the harvest, and of course the horses, Joey and Zoey.
- Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
When her owner dies, 13-year-old Isabel a slave during the Revolutionary War is expected to be freed. But Miss Mary Finch's death sets off a chain of events that brings the girl and her younger sister to New York City and into the middle of revolutionary conspiracies and her own fight for freedom.
- Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
Scarlett Martin’s fifteenth birthday marks her ascension into the family business; helping out with the run-down, occupancy challenged Manhattan hotel. When aging drama queen Mrs. Amberson moves in she takes a personal interest in Scarlett’s mishaps, hatching scheme after scheme to save the hotel, resolve Scarlett’s love life, and jumpstart her older brother Spencer’s acting career.
- Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
In a cell in Nazi-occupied France, a young woman writes “everything I can remember about the British War Effort"--in exchange for time and reprieve. But her story is more than a listing of wireless codes or aircraft types. Instead, she describes her friendship with Maddie, the pilot who flew them to France, as well as the real details of the British War Effort during World War II.
- Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Theseus Cassio Lowood has inherited his father's athame, a magical knife that can vanquish ghosts. He only kills ghosts who kill humans, but plenty of those lurk everywhere, forcing Cas and his white-witch mother to move constantly. When he answers a call to dispatch Anna, a ghost that is known for her brutally toward humans, it is the first time Cas makes some real friends and sees what his life could be like through these new roots and connections.