Wait! Here are some more awesome books to catch up on during the summer break. Find these titles and more at the Pearl River Public Library. And don’t forget to sign up for the Library Summer Reading Program starting Monday, June 25. Registration began Monday, June 18. Have questions? Stop by the library or visit us on the Web.
Miss Smith Under the Ocean by Michael Garland
Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook is brought along to the class trip to the aquarium, where the stories she reads come to life – literally! From the Little Mermaid to Long John Silver, favorite seaworthy characters come to life. But what happens when a stormy sea and a giant squid try to spoil the fun?
Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies
From the buzz of bees in summer to the bird tracks in winter snow, this lovely book of poems captures the sights and sounds of a child’s experiences with nature, including planting an acorn, biting into a crisp apple or just watching the birds fly overhead. Outside your Window is a stunning reminder that the natural world is on your doorstep, waiting to be discovered.
The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies
Here is a clever blend of humor, math fun and savvy marketing tips (on how to make money at just about any business). As it captures the on-of-a-kind bond between brother and sister, theis poignant novel subtly explores how arguments can escalate beyond anyone’s intent.
Poem Runs: Baseball Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian
You’ll find this book has many a poem. There’s first base, second base, third base, home, pitcher, catcher slugger and all. There’s even an umpire. Let’s play ball! Don’t you love the title?
Gifts from the Gods: Ancient Words & Wisdom from Greek and Roman Mythology by Lise Lunge-Larsen
These time traveling gifts are words from the gods themselves – from the gods and goddesses, heroes and humans, in Greek and Roman myths. Through the power of storytelling, the ancient words come to life in the unique collection.
Illustration School by Sachiko Umoto
Summer is a great time to brush up on your drawing skills. The two titles in this include Let’s Draw Cute Animals and Let’s Draw Happy People give step-by-step directions on how to draw. (Also, check out Summer Reading activity for entering 4-6 graders on August 1.)
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
This story is told in flashbacks of several beach-house summers through the eyes of now 15-year-old Isabel, known to all as Belly. Belly measures her growing self by these summers and by her lifelong relationship with the older boys, her brother and her mother's best friend's two sons.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Boys come to the Glade via an empty freight elevator with no memory of how they got there or of their prior lives. This disorientation is made more frightening when they realize that in order to survive they must solve the Maze while avoiding the horrors of the Grievers, beings that are part machine, part animal-and altogether deadly.
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
Elliot North is a Luddite and has always known her place in the world. Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart Kai. Since then the world has changed Kai is back and Elliot wonders if this could be her second chance. Inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion. This novel stays true to Austen in spite of the updated futuristic dystopian setting.
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Sparks fly when cheerleading it-girl Brittany Ellis is paired with bad-boy Alex Fuentes in chemistry lab. Soon enough, Brittany's quarterback boyfriend dumps her, and her friends spread rumors that she and Alex are together. Meanwhile, Alex longs to escape gang life, and she, the clutches of her overbearing mother. Together they embark on an unlikely friendship and eventually come to terms with their feelings for each other.