Youth Services Staff Picks- Summer 2018: Part Two

Sandy’s Picks:

The Adventures of Milo and Otis  J DVD ADV

The story of two animals and their adventures. Milo, the cat, and Otis, the dog, grew up together on the same farm. One day, the two are separated and begin a journey to find each other. The adventurous quest find the friends traveling across the mountains, plains, and snow-covered lands searching for one another.

I’m Trying to Love Spiders by Bethany Barton J 595.44 BAR

This book is full of spider information. If you are afraid of spiders, but want to overcome your fear this maybe just the book for you. In this book, you will learn that you have a greater chance of being struck by lightning than being fatally bitten by a spider.

El Deafo by Cece Bell JP GN BEL

Cece loses her hearing at the age of four as a result of sudden illness. All at once, she has to relearn how to communicate with those around her, including family and friends. School turns out to be a bit tricky, since she can’t read her teacher’s lips at all times. Not to worry, Phonic Ear to the rescue!

Little Dog, Lost by Marion Dane Bauer JP BAU

Little Dog, Lost  is a book about three different characters who live in the same town: Buddy, Mark, and Charles Larue. Buddy is a lost dog who loses his previous owner and is now on a quest to find an owner who loves him. Mark is the Mayor’s son who desperately wants a dog and for their town to have a dog park. Charles Larue is an old man who lost his wife and is longing for a dog. The three characters are separated at first, but soon realize that they need one another to make their dreams come true.

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley J BRA

Nine-year-old Ada has never left her apartment. Her mom is too embarrassed by her disfigured foot to let her go outside. When her little brother, Jamie, is sent to London to escape the war, Ada sneaks out and goes with him. They are given to a woman named Susan Smith, who has some emotional issues of her own to resolve, but she gradually takes responsibility for the two and begins to rebuild her life with them.

Carolyn’s Picks:

Aqualicious by Victoria Kahn E KAH

Pinkalicious goes to the beach and discovers a little mermaid called Aqua. Will Pinkalicious be able to find her way home?

Everybody Needs a Rock by Byrd Baylor E BAY

How can you find the perfect rock? Follow along to discover the joy of having that special rock.

A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen E VAN

Mr. Magee goes camping with his dog Dee, but what was once peaceful is now exciting and possibly dangerous adventure! Rhyming text makes this a fun read.

Butterfly by Jessica Rudolph J 595.78 RUD

Facts about the life cycle of the butterfly with big, bright pictures and large print. Butterfly enthusiasts will learn a lot about the monarch butterfly.

Hot Dog! by Casper Babypants J CD BABY

Light and lively music sure to make you smile this summer!

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook by Dinah Bucholz J 641.5942

Cook up a feast fit for Hogwarts. You will need more than magic wands and spells with this book. You can find recipes for Bangers and Mash, Yorkshire Pudding, and Mince Pies among other very British favorites.

Steffanie’s Picks:

History’s Mysteries: Curious Clues, Cold Cases, and Puzzles from the Past by Kitson Jazynka J 904 JAZ

This exciting new series will cover history’s head-scratching mysteries, including the Lost Colony of Roanoke, the dancing plague, and many others. This book is full of cool photos, fun facts, and spine-tingling mysteries.

Bad Princess: True Tales from Behind the Tiara by Kris Waldherr J 940.09 WAL

Bad Princess explores more than 30 true princess stories throughout history. Some princesses didn’t live the life of glitz and glamour that you think they may have.

Sandwiches! by Alison Deering J 641.84 DEE

From a classic PB&J to a triple-decker club, discover everything you’ve ever wanted to know about sandwiches! In this cookbook, kids will learn to assemble delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert sandwiches with accompanying facts about each sandwich.

Restart by Gordon Korman J KOR

Chase does not remember falling off the roof, nor does he remember anything about himself or his life. When he gets back to middle school, he begins to learn about who he was through the reactions of the other kids. It turns out, no one really likes Chase because he was a bully. Can he take this opportunity to restart his life?

From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess by Meg Cabot J CAB

Olivia Grace Clarisse Harrison has always felt out of place. However, she didn’t know just how out of place she really was until the Princess of Genovia pops into her school and announces that Olivia is her long-lost sister! Olivia is a princess and that’s a dream come true…isn’t it?  Do his parents keep telling him that someone is listening to their conversations?

George by Alex Gino J GIN

When people look at George, they think that they see a boy. But the truth is, that George is actually a girl. Her teacher announces that their yearly class play is going to be Charlotte’s Web and George really wants to play Charlotte, but she’s not allowed to try out because she’s a boy. George comes up with a plan to try out for the play, not just so she can be Charlotte, but so everyone will learn who she truly is.