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 art book for children by text by Amanda Renshaw and Gilda Williams Ruggi
How to read a work of art by Laura J. Hensley
Art that moves: animation around the world by John Bliss
Exploring the life, myth, and art of India by Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad
The adventures of Marco and Polo by Dieter Wiesmüller; translated from the German by Beate Peter
All aboard!: a traveling alphabet by concept by Chris L. Demarest; illustrated by Bill Mayer
Bee & Bird by Craig Frazier
How to travel with grownups by Elizabeth Bridgman; pictures by Eleanor Hazard
Alex Fitzgerald's cure for nightmares by Kathleen Krull; illustrated by Wendy Edelson
Another day in the Milky Way by David Milgrim
Ben's dream: story and pictures by Chris Van Allsburg
The Berenstain bears and the bad dream by Stan & Jan Berenstain
The abandoned lighthouse by Albert Lamb; illustrated by David McPhail
Stellar stargazer! by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser
The bedtime book for dogs by Bruce Littlefield; illustrated by Paul S. Heath