Enjoy some easy-to-read stories to get yourself ready to go back to school. Listed below are some of our newer arrivals. You can read them to yourself, or share with a school buddy. Happy reading!
Katie and the class pet by Fran Manushkin; illustrated by Tammie Lyon
The Smurfs: off to school! by Peyo
Class picture day by written by Margaret McNamara; illustrated by Mike Gordon
Hooray for Amanda & her alligator! by words and pictures by Mo Willems — Who can resist a book by Mo Willems? Not me! Here we find Amanda and her alligator friend, who is not that great at being patient but is tremendously talented at being hilarious and entertaining. The illustrations here are in Willems' trademark deceptively simple style and will draw you in no matter what your age. Don't miss this one!
We're going to have a family program outside this summer with stories, songs/activities. Bring a blanket and a snack and be prepared to join in. You can even get an entertainment badge for this in our Connect Your Summer program. The program will be July 20, from 10:00 to 10:45AM.
Keep your eyes on the New Book Shelf in the Children's Department for new readers. We have new easy-to-read arrivals for all tastes! Whether it's Elephant and Piggie, Martha Speaks, Superman, or Little Critter, you're sure to find something you love. Check out some of the new reader selections listed below.
Martha camps out by adaptation by Karen Barss; based on a TV series teleplay written by Melissa Stephenson and Raye Lankford
A green, green garden by Mercer Mayer
The adventures of Bert by Allan Ahlberg & Raymond Briggs
The adventures of Patty and the big red bus by Meghan McCarthy
The adventures of Polo by Regis Faller
All aboard! by James Stevenson
Hockey hotshots: young stars of the NHL by Steele Filipek; with photographs
Hockey skills by James MacDonald
12 fabulously funny fairy tale plays by Justin McCory Martin
15 Plays for Beginning Readers Famous Americans by Carol Pugliano-Martin
Anansi and the talking melon by retold by Eric A. Kimmel; illustrated by Janet Stevens
Anansi the spider: a tale from the Ashanti by adapted and illustrated by Gerald McDermott
Andersen's fairy tales by retold by Friederun Reichenstetter; illustrated by Silke Leffler