More great books from the Pearl River Public Library for children of all ages.
Camilla, the Cupcake Fairy by Tim Bugbird and Lara Ede
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.
Sound Bender by Lin Oliver & Theo Baker
Thirteen-year-old Leo and his brother Hollis are orphaned after their parents die in a plane crash. They go to live with their step-uncle Crane who brings the boys to his combination resident/warehouse in Brooklyn. The warehouse is full of what Uncle Crane considers valuable artifacts, but Leo finds one that can't be either: a helmet that looks (and more importantly sounds) both painful and dangerous. Leo discovers that he is, in fact, a Sound Bender, someone who can actually hear the past just by touching an object. With this new power, Leo and Hollis get entangled in a mystery that takes them across the world to find answers.
The Secret Journeys of Jack London: The Sea Wolves by Christopher Golden & Tim Lebbon
This reimagining of Jack London's The Sea Wolf replaces his main character, Humphrey van Weyden, with Jack, the author and adventurer himself and populates the ship on which Jack is held hostage with a captain and crew of werewolf pirates. The beasts raid ships not just for booty, but also for bodies to consume beneath the light of the full moon.
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
A toy truck, bottle caps, rose-petals, a cookbook and a box full of other mementos are dumped on the doorstep of Ed Slaterton by his ex-girlfriend, Min. Their unlikely romance lasted just over a month. They are opposites, and none of their friends can see why they are together. But as objects from the box are revealed it becomes clear to the reader what Ed and Min’s relationship was all about.
Girls of No Return by Erin Saldin
Lonely, angry and acting out, Lida is sent by her father and stepmother to a school for problem girls in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area. Trying to keep a low profile, Lida becomes an observer. While all the girls are there for different reasons, Lida gradually engages with the wilderness and both Boone, a troubled girl and Gia, the charismatic new girl.