SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Ready! Get Set! Read!!

Kids starting Pre-K in the fall Through 6th grade. Kids birth to 4, must have an adult stay during the program.

We meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am until noon.  Lunch will be provided this year.

First day of the program will be June 14th and it will run through August 4th.

 

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

 

Author: Dan Santat18295821

 

Summary:

This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match and-at long last-is given his special name: Beekle. New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Dan Santat combines classic storytelling with breathtaking art, creating an unforgettable tale about friendship, imagination, and the courage to find one’s place in the world.

Review:

While most stories of imaginary friends are from the person’s point of view, this one is from the imaginary friend’s instead. From this interesting perspective, the author takes the reader through heart-wrenching adventure to find friendship and the importance of not giving up. The illustrations are bright and vibrant and the story will warm your heart and tickle the back of your throat as you choke back a few tears. There are so many little details in the illustrations that bring new delights in a second, third, or fourth reading. From the moral of the story to the breath taking artwork, this is definitely a book worth picking up from our library.

Judy Moody: Mood Martian

Author: Megan McDonald – Illustrator: Peter H. Reynolds

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Summary:

In honor of Backwards Day, Judy Moody decides to turn that frown upside down, make lemonade out of lemons, and be nice to stinky little brothers. In fact, Judy becomes a NOT moody, cool-as-a-cucumber neat freak for one whole entire day. But when her combed hair, matching outfits, and good moods hang around for days after, her friends begin to worry. Could this smiley Judy be an imposter?

Review:

Judy Moody is a great character — she’s normal and relatable, silly enough to be interesting but not so much as to be weird, and generally a good kid, even if things don’t always turn out as she plans. Judy is a fun character to root for, and her struggle to stay in a good mood while bad things go on around her is something that every child or adult can likely relate to. Watching Judy figure out how to keep her calm is not only entertaining but it also could teach readers a valuable lesson— after all, if Judy can do it, so can her readers.

The Day the Crayons Came Home

THIS BOOK WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE FALL BOOK FAIR

Author: Drew Daywalt – Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers23310161

Summary:

I’m not sure what it is about this kid Duncan, but his crayons sure are a colorful bunch of characters! Having soothed the hurt feelings of one group who threatened to quit, Duncan now faces a whole new group of crayons asking to be rescued. From Maroon Crayon, who was lost beneath the sofa cushions and then broken in two after Dad sat on him; to poor Turquoise, whose head is now stuck to one of Duncan’s stinky socks after they both ended up in the dryer together; to Pea Green, who knows darn well that no kid likes peas and who ran away—each and every crayon has a woeful tale to tell and a plea to be brought home to the crayon box.

Review:

Daywalt & Jeffers have created a sequel that imaginatively explores the adventures and grievances of Duncan’s many crayons in a wholly relatable and wickedly humorous way. As I read I laughed, sighed, and was thrilled to see how Duncan responded to the crayon’s stories with compassion and creativity. I think it’s a perfect back to school read for kids of all ages.

Monsters Love Underpants

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THIS BOOK WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE FALL BOOK FAIR

Author: Claire Freedman – Illustrator: Ben Cort

Summary:

Underpants are monstrously funny in this playful picture book from the team that brought you Dinosaurs Love Underpants and Pirates Love Underpants. Monsters around the world have different ways to scare, but they all share a love for zany underpants! Every Saturday night, you will find them in a secret cave, showing off their pants as they dance the Monster Bop; but they have to make it home before the sun comes up. After all, who would be scared of monsters in pants that were stripped and dotted?

Review:

A silly book about monsters loving underpants. Throughout the book you learn all the different types of pants and what monsters really get up to. Monsters are something that children are usually scared of but these silly images of monsters in spotty, colorful pants paints them in a child friendly way. At the end it states that if you hear strange scuffles under your bed, beware they might just steal your snazzy pair (of pants)! I feel this is so the children who are scared of monsters might think that they have not come for them but just their pants It is a very vibrant and well-illustrated picture book. I believe this will be a successful hit and it is great to read out loud!