Pearl River Public Library: Home to many wonderful children's and teen books. Check out more suggestions for summer reading as we head into August.
Me Want Pet! by Tammi Sauer
My No, No, No Day by Rebecca Patterson
Bella’s day begins badly and just keeps on getting worse. She hates her breakfast and won’t wear her shoes. She refuses to play princesses with her friend. Too-hot peas and too-cold bath water end a terrible day. But a story, a cuddle and a kiss from mother promise a happier day tomorrow.
Brave: The Essential Guide by Barbara Bazaldua
Everything you want to know about Merida and her story.
Jane and the Dragon: Three’s a Crowd by Martin Baynton
What’s so funny about playing dung wars? What’s so side-splitting about armpit farts? Jane doesn’t get it but Dragon and Gunther think it’s all hilariously funny and are quickly becoming the best of friends. This book, and a few others, is also a series on TV.
Little Dog, Lost by Marion Dane Bauer
“Bark! Bark! Bark! A-woooooooo! To Mark, it sounded exactly like, “Mark! Mark! Mark! I need yoooooooou! And Mark doesn’t have a dad or a brother or a sister or even a cousin living close enough to count so he needs a dog – and maybe this dog needs him too.
Plunked by Michael Northrop
Jack Mogens thinks he’s got it all figured out. He has his batting routine down and a chance at a starting spot in Little League. But when a powerful stray pitch turns his world upside down, Jack discovers it’s going to take more than a love of baseball to get back his game.
The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi
This is a companion to the award winning book, Ship Breaker. Tool; a ferocious, bioengineered weapon of war that is part animal, part man, finds himself alone without an army in this post-apocalyptic novel. He begrudgingly becomes entwined in the lives of two orphan refugees, Mahlia and Mouse, and their guardian, the pacifist Doctor Mahfouz. They must fight for survival in this climate changed America with flooded cities that has made resources scarce.
Losers in Space by John Barnes
In 2129, most humans are economically comfortable, but the big money and cachet is in entertainment. Derlock hopes to gain wide range celebrity status. He persuades a group of losers called "moes" to stow away on a spaceship bound for Mars. So begins an adventure filled with tense action, double-crosses and wide range wackiness.
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
9 years after Bitterblue took the crown, the young queen and her realm are still struggling to come to terms with the monstrous legacy of her father. How can she "look forward," as her advisors urge, when she cannot trust her memories of the past? Bitterblue discovers that her people have not healed as much as she has been told. While "truth seekers" are determined to restore what her father destroyed, others are willing to kill to keep their secrets hidden.
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
When snow cancels school, Mia and her family pile into their beat-up station wagon for a drive. Unlike most 17-year-olds, Mia is secretly enjoying hanging out with her quirky family until an oncoming driver shatters their lives, leaving the gravely injured Mia with the ultimate decision: Should she stay or go?