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Suggested Summer Reading

Recommended For Grades 5th - 9th

BombCalling All MindsGirl CodeHidden FiguresI am MalalaPath to the StarsTemple GrandinAll American BoysThe CrossoverGhostGirl in the Blue CoatGrenadeThe Wishing SpellLast Day on MarsWonderThe Miscalculations of Lightning GirlOne for the MurphysThe OutsidersPaxReady Player OneThe StrangersThe Sun is Also a StarThe Sword of SummerThe Truth As Told By Mason ButtleMagyk

Kim's Picks

Children's Librarian Selections on Hoopla

Duck for PresidentClick Clack SupriseGiggle, Giggle, QuackPenny and Her MarblePenny and Her SongPenny and Her DollMy Garden by Kevin HenkesChrysanthemumKitten's First Full MoonDanny and the DinosaurDanny and the Dinosaur Go to CampDanny and the Dinosaur and the Girl Next DoorI'm Brave by Kate McMullanI'm DirtyI'm FastI Stink!Pete the CatPete the Cat and the New GuyPete the Cat and the Bad BananaPete the Cat's Train TripPete at the BeachPete the Cat: Cavecat PeteSplat the Cat Takes the CakeSplat the Cat Makes Dad GladSplat the Cat and the Duck with no QuackSplat the Cat: I Scream for Ice CreamSplat the Cat: Up in the Air at the FairScaredy SquirrelScaredy Squirrel at NightScaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend


Ryan's Picks

Recent Additions to Overdrive

Diary of a Worm Teacher's PetMr. Putter and Tabby Feed the FishMr. Putter and Tabby Smell the RosesMr. Putter and Tabby See the StarsMr. Putter and Tabby Dance the DanceMr. Putter and Tabby Turn the PageMr. Putter and Tabby Bake the CakeEllray Jakes is Not a ChickenEllray Jakes is a Rock StarEllray Jakes Walks the PlankEllray Jakes the Dragon SlayerEllray Jakes and the BeanstalkEllray Jakes is MagicEllray Jakes Rocks the HolidaysEllray Jakes the Recess King

Featured Audiobook

Available on Libby / Overdrive

Countdown by Deborah WilesCountdown | by Deborah Wiles 
Franny is an 11-year girl who’s worried she might die. It’s the summer of 1962. John F. Kennedy is President. Kennedy is worried about the island nation of Cuba building missile silos aimed at the United States. With this historical event as a backdrop, our young protagonist has even bigger problems. Her older sister has left her for college and made some new, politically-minded friends. Franny is more worried still about a major fight with her best friend and her gigantic crush on the boy who lives down the road. Her uncle, a World War II veteran, is taking the missile crises particularly hard; Franny worries he might eventually go off the deep end. Thoughtful and fun, this first in a series is one you won’t be able to put down.

Val's Picks

Library Associate Selections from Home

A Wrinkle in TimeThe Inquisitor's Tale, Adam GidwitzLittle WomenEscape from Mr. Lemoncello's LibraryProud (Young Readers Edition): Living My American Dream

The First Book = The Best Book

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Harry Potter Book 1Hidden OracleThe Giver by Lois LowryMagnus Chase Book 1

Featured Audiobooks

Children's Audiobook Selections

The Loser's Club AudioRoyal CrushMagic Tree House A Big Day for Baseball AudioGirls who code [sound recording] : learn to code and change the world / Reshma Saujani.Hoot AudioGuinea Dog Collection Audio11 before 12 / Lisa Greenwald.Captain Underpants and the attack of the talking toilets : [the second epic novel] / by Dav Pilkey.Hurricane heroes in Texas / by Mary Pope Osborne.Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone AudioChamber of SecretsHarry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanHarry Potter and the Goblet of FireThe last [sound recording] / Katherine Applegate.Nate expectations [sound recording] / Tim Federle.Harriet Tubman : conductor on the Underground Railroad / Ann Petry ; foreword by Jason Reynolds.1968 : today's authors explore a year of rebellion, revolution & change / edited by Marc Aronson and Susan Campbell Bartoletti.The lost continent / by Tui T. Sutherland.Crash : the Great Depression and the fall and rise of America / Marc Favreau.I survived the American Revolution, 1776 [sound recording] / Lauren Tarshis.I survived the Children's Blizzard, 1888 [sound recording] / Lauren Tarshis.Rising above. Inspiring women in sports / Gregory ZuckermanPolaris / Michael Northrop.Wizard for hire / Obert Skye.