Library Column for July 11, 2018

@ Your Library

    Tomorrow, Thursday July 12th at 10:30am the Sean Emery Juggling Show will be at the library. All ages are welcome to come and ask ‘how does he do that?’

    Staff in the Falls School District are out-reading the students in summer reading! Can the students catch up by tracking the days they read at least 20 minutes? Each time a student reads at least twenty minutes for twenty days they can come in and pick out a free book.

    There are some great new books to enjoy this summer. Middle school students will love Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol. In fact, anyone who has felt like a misfit will enjoy this book about not fitting in.

    Animal lovers will find lots to lean and enjoy in The Truth about Dolphins by Maxwell Eaton, a great book ‘without a porpoise,’ Sharks: Nature’s perfect hunter by Joe Flood, another book in the Science Comics series or Snails are just my speed! by Kevin McCloskey for a great easy reader with cool facts.

    Artistic kids will enjoy working with Think and Make Like an Artist by Claudia Boldt for projects encouraging their imaginations and finding inspiration wherever they are, Adventures in Cartooning by James Sturm is a great introduction to cartooning, The Girl who Drew Butterflies by Joyce Sidman looks at how an artist changed science or Fairy Spell: how two girls convinced the world that fairies are real by Marc Tyler Nobleman as an incredible example of the imagination.

    New fiction for elementary students include Boy Bites Bug by Rebecca Petruck for a heartfelt story of friendship, Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead about friendship, memory and imaginary creatures. Two contemporary sports stories include Sunny by Jason Reynolds about a runner dealing with a death and Point Guard by Mike Lupica about a girl wanting to play on the boys’ team. Liesl Shurtliff, author of Rump, Jack and Red returns with another fairy tale adaptation called Grump a ‘fairly true tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.’

    We have discovered a new chapter book series for younger readers with three books so far about a young princess struggling with being a princess. Princess Pulverizer wants to attend knight school not princess school but her father says that until she proves her worthiness by doing eight good deeds she can’t. The three books are Grilled Cheese and Dragons, Worse, Worser and Wurst and Bad Moooove! all by Nancy Krulik.

    The youngest crowd will enjoy some of our silly new picture books. We don’t Eat Our Classmates! by Ryan Higgins involves a tyrannosaurus rex and a class pet. Honk! Splat! Vroom! By Barry Gott has five mice in cars racing on an off-road course. And two stories about pets in My Pet Wants a Pet by Elise Broach and If Wendell Had a Walrus by Lori Mortenson.

    Tuesday, July 17th at 10:30 am Climb Theater returns to the library with “The City and Country Mouse” a participatory production for ages 3 – 12.