Rowayton Library Recommends

Who Was? What Was? Where Is? Series: Who is Pele? (Gr. 3-5)

July 2, 2018

Who is Pele? by various authors and illustrators (gr. 3-5) ►►►

■ This popular series continues to add tons of titles each year. Come in to check out any of the older ones or focus on our newest books published in 2018: (Non-Fiction)

Who Was? What Was? Where Is? Series: Who Was Leif Erikson? (Gr. 3-5)

July 2, 2018

Who was Leif Erikson? by various authors and illustrators (gr. 3-5) ►►►

■ This popular series continues to add tons of titles each year. Come in to check out any of the older ones or focus on our newest books published in 2018: (Non-Fiction)

Who Was? What Was? Where Is? Series: Who Was Henry VIII? (Gr. 3-5)

July 2, 2018

Who was Henry VIII? by various authors and illustrators (gr. 3-5) ►►►

■ This popular series continues to add tons of titles each year. Come in to check out any of the older ones or focus on our newest books published in 2018: (Non-Fiction)

Who Was? What Was? Where Is? Series: Who Was Booker T. Washington? (Gr. 3-5)

July 2, 2018

Who was Booker T. Washington? by various authors and illustrators (gr. 3-5) ►►►

■ This popular series continues to add tons of titles each year. Come in to check out any of the older ones or focus on our newest books published in 2018: (Non-Fiction)

Who Was? What Was? Where Is? Series: Who is the Dalai Lama? (Gr. 3-5)

July 2, 2018

Who is the Dalai Lama? by various authors and illustrators (gr. 3-5) ►►►

■ This popular series continues to add tons of titles each year. Come in to check out any of the older ones or focus on our newest books published in 2018: (Non-Fiction)

Who Was? What Was? Where Is? Series: Who is Aretha Franklin? (Gr. 3-5)

July 2, 2018

Who is Aretha Franklin? by various authors and illustrators (gr. 3-5) ►►►

■ This popular series continues to add tons of titles each year. Come in to check out any of the older ones or focus on our newest books published in 2018: (Non-Fiction)

Who Was? What Was? Where is? Series: Where is Our Solar System? (Gr. 3-5)

July 2, 2018

Where is Our Solar System? by various authors and illustrators (gr. 3-5) ►►►

■ This popular series continues to add tons of titles each year. Come in to check out any of the older ones or focus on our newest books published in 2018: (Non-Fiction)

Who Was? What Was? Where is? Series: (Gr. 3-5)

July 2, 2018

Where is Machu Picchu? by various authors and illustrators (gr. 3-5) ►►►

■ This popular series continues to add tons of titles each year. Come in to check out any of the older ones or focus on our newest books published in 2018: (Non-Fiction)

Who Was? What Was? Where is? Series: Where is the Bermuda Triangle? (Gr. 3-5)

July 2, 2018

Where is the Bermuda Triangle? by various authors and illustrators (gr. 3-5) ►►►

■ This popular series continues to add tons of titles each year. Come in to check out any of the older ones or focus on our newest books published in 2018: (Non-Fiction)

Who Was? What Was? Where is Series: What is the World Cup? (Gr. 3-5)

July 2, 2018

What is the World Cup? by various authors and illustrators (gr. 3-5) ►►►

■ This popular series continues to add tons of titles each year. Come in to check out any of the older ones or focus on our newest books published in 2018: (Non-Fiction)

Who Was? What Was? Where is? Series: What was the Titanic? (Gr. 3-5)

July 2, 2018

What was the Titanic?  by various authors and illustrators (gr. 3-5) ►►►

■ This popular series continues to add tons of titles each year. Come in to check out any of the older ones or focus on our newest books published in 2018: (Non-Fiction)

Snails Are Just My Speed ! (Gr. K-2)

July 2, 2018

Snails Are Just My Speed! by Kevin McCloskey (gr. K-2) ►►►

■ At first, this looks like a very brief book on snails, but this slim title is jam-packed with tons of amazing information. Did you know that snails can have a tongue with over 14,000 teeth? Or that humans make about four cups of mucus a day? Or that one type of snail can grow to 15 inches long? Cool diagrams and detailed pictures complete this fun and sometimes a slightly gross book. (Non-Fiction)

Science Comics Series: Volcanoes: Fire and Life

July 2, 2018

Volcanoes: Fire and Life by various authors and illustrators ►►►

Those who prefer fiction should give these humor-filled graphic novel explorations on a wide range of subjects a try. Each title breaks down complex information into easy to understand tidbits that eventually add up to a decent amount of knowledge about the particular topic. For readers who prefer nonfiction, dig in! You will enjoy how much you learn with these quick reads. (Non-Fiction)

 

Science Comics Series: Sharks: Nature's Perfect Hunter

July 2, 2018

Sharks: Nature’s Perfect Hunter by various authors and illustrators ►►►  

Those who prefer fiction should give these humor-filled graphic novel explorations on a wide range of subjects a try. Each title breaks down complex information into easy to understand tidbits that eventually add up to a decent amount of knowledge about the particular topic. For readers who prefer nonfiction, dig in! You will enjoy how much you learn with these quick reads. (Non-Fiction)

 

Science Comics Series: Robots and Drones: Past, Present and Future

July 2, 2018

Robots and Drones: Past, Present, and Future by various authors and illustrators ►►►

Those who prefer fiction should give these humor-filled graphic novel explorations on a wide range of subjects a try. Each title breaks down complex information into easy to understand tidbits that eventually add up to a decent amount of knowledge about the particular topic. For readers who prefer nonfiction, dig in! You will enjoy how much you learn with these quick reads. (Non-Fiction)

Science Comics Series: Plagues: the Microscopic Battlefield

July 2, 2018

Plagues: the Microscopic Battlefield by various authors and illustrators ►►►

Those who prefer fiction should give these humor-filled graphic novel explorations on a wide range of subjects a try. Each title breaks down complex information into easy to understand tidbits that eventually add up to a decent amount of knowledge about the particular topic. For readers who prefer nonfiction, dig in! You will enjoy how much you learn with these quick reads. (Non-Fiction)

 

Science Comics Series: Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared

July 2, 2018

Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared by various authors and illustrators ►►►

Those who prefer fiction should give these humor-filled graphic novel explorations on a wide range of subjects a try. Each title breaks down complex information into easy to understand tidbits that eventually add up to a decent amount of knowledge about the particular topic. For readers who prefer nonfiction, dig in! You will enjoy how much you learn with these quick reads. (Non-Fiction)

 

Science Comics Series: Dogs: From Predator to Protector

July 2, 2018

Dogs: From Predator to Protector by various authors and illustrators ►►►

Those who prefer fiction should give these humor-filled graphic novel explorations on a wide range of subjects a try. Each title breaks down complex information into easy to understand tidbits that eventually add up to a decent amount of knowledge about the particular topic. For readers who prefer nonfiction, dig in! You will enjoy how much you learn with these quick reads. (Non-Fiction)

Science Comics Series: Dinosaurs: Fossils and Feathers

July 2, 2018

Dinosaurs: Fossils and Feathers by various authors and illustrators

Those who prefer fiction should give these humor-filled graphic novel explorations on a wide range of subjects a try. Each title breaks down complex information into easy to understand tidbits that eventually add up to a decent amount of knowledge about the particular topic. For readers who prefer nonfiction, dig in! You will enjoy how much you learn with these quick reads. (Non-Fiction)

Science Comics Series: Coral Reefs: Cities of the Ocean

July 2, 2018

Coral Reefs; Cities of the Ocean by various authors and illustrators ►►►

Those who prefer fiction should give these humor-filled graphic novel explorations on a wide range of subjects a try. Each title breaks down complex information into easy to understand tidbits that eventually add up to a decent amount of knowledge about the particular topic. For readers who prefer nonfiction, dig in! You will enjoy how much you learn with these quick reads. (Non-Fiction)

 

Science Comics Series: Bats: Learning to Fly

July 2, 2018

Bats: Learning to Fly  by various authors and illustrators ►►►

Those who prefer fiction should give these humor-filled graphic novel explorations on a wide range of subjects a try. Each title breaks down complex information into easy to understand tidbits that eventually add up to a decent amount of knowledge about the particular topic. For readers who prefer nonfiction, dig in! You will enjoy how much you learn with these quick reads. (Non-Fiction)

The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in this Game Called Life (Gr. 5 and up)

July 2, 2018

The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in this Game Called Life by Kwame Alexander (gr. 5 and up) ►►

■ Award-winning author Alexander believes that sports are a “great metaphor for life.” Here he shares the rules he has found helpful. Each rule is paired with an uplifting quote by a famous person who has overcome challenges and achieved greatness. Inspiring for sports fans and competitors of all kinds. (Young Adult Non-Fiction)

 

Extreme Survivors: Animals that Time Forgot (Gr. 3 and up)

July 2, 2018

Extreme Survivors: Animals that Time Forgot by Kimberly Ridley (gr. 3 and up) ►►►►

■ Learn about species who have survived the longest on the planet. From goblin sharks to the chambered nautilus and tadpole shrimp to zombie “bears,” you will be fascinated to find out how these creatures thrive in difficult environments. (Non-Fiction)

 

Extreme Animals Series: Trickiest: 19 Sneaky Animals (Gr. 3-5)

July 2, 2018

Trickiest: 19 Sneaky Animals by Steve Jenkins (gr. 3-5) ►►►

Highly detailed paper collage illustrations along with compelling factoids educate and entertain readers about animals with super-special characteristics or behavior. From a kicking cassowary to an oddly strong mantis shrimp to a bombardier beetle that shoots a "stream of boiling the hot liquid," prepare to be truly amazed. (Non-Fiction)

Extreme Animals Series: Stinkiest: 20 Smelly Animals (Gr. 3-5)

July 2, 2018

Stinkiest: 20 Smelly Animals by Steve Jenkins (gr. 3-5) ►►►

Highly detailed paper collage illustrations along with compelling factoids educate and entertain readers about animals with super-special characteristics or behavior. From a kicking cassowary to an oddly strong mantis shrimp to a bombardier beetle that shoots a "stream of boiling the hot liquid," prepare to be truly amazed. (Non-Fiction)

 

Extreme Animals Series: Speediest: 19 Very Fast Animals (Gr. 3-5)

July 2, 2018

Speediest: 19 Very Fast Animals by Steve Jenkins (gr. 3-5) ►►►

Highly detailed paper collage illustrations along with compelling factoids educate and entertain readers about animals with super-special characteristics or behavior. From a kicking cassowary to an oddly strong mantis shrimp to a bombardier beetle that shoots a "stream of boiling the hot liquid," prepare to be truly amazed. (Non-Fiction)

Extreme Animals Series: Deadlist: 20 Dangerous Animals (Gr. 3-5)

July 2, 2018

Deadliest: 20 Dangerous Animals by Steve Jenkins (gr. 3-5) ►►►

Highly detailed paper collage illustrations along with compelling factoids educate and entertain readers about animals with super-special characteristics or behavior. From a kicking cassowary to an oddly strong mantis shrimp to a bombardier beetle that shoots a "stream of boiling the hot liquid," prepare to be truly amazed. (Non-Fiction)

Dumpling Dreams : How Joyce Chen Brought the Dumpling from Beijing to Cambridge (Gr. K-3)

July 2, 2018

Dumpling Dreams: How Joyce Chen Brought the Dumpling from Beijing to Cambridge by Carrie Click and illustrated by Katy Wu (gr. K-3) ►►►►

■ Written in rhyme, this title traces the life of the famous chef, Joyce Chen. Since she was a child she loved dumplings. Her favorite food fuels a passion to learn how to make them and other tasty dishes. When the conflict in China forces her and her family to move to the United States, she finds herself cooking and eventually teaching others the secrets to these delectable foods. (Non-Fiction)

Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion (Gr. 3-6)

July 2, 2018

Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion by Chris Barton and illustrated by Victo Ngai (gr. 3-6) ►►►►

■ World War I brought about a new kind of warfare--one with torpedoes from submarines. The military strategists from the United States and the United Kingdom were at a loss on how to best defend their ships. What first seems like a crazy idea turns out to be clever camouflage. This is a dazzling piece of little-known history. (Non-Fiction)

Spot the Mistake Series: Journeys of Discovery (Gr. 2-5)

July 2, 2018

 Journeys of Discovery by Amanda Wood and Mike Jolley, illustrated by Frances Castle (gr. 2-5) ►►►►                                 

■ Kids with strong observation skills will have a fun time trying to spot all the items that do not fit in the various scenes from history. Younger readers will be happy engaging in the hunt while older readers can delve into all the informational details that explain why an object does or does not belong.  A great choice for siblings who would like to do some collaborative reading. (Non-Fiction)

Spot the Mistake Series: Lands of Long Ago (Gr. 2-5)

July 2, 2018

Lands of Long Ago Amanda Wood and Mike Jolley, illustrated by Frances Castle (gr. 2-5) ►►►►

■ Kids with strong observation skills will have a fun time trying to spot all the items that do not fit in the various scenes from history. Younger readers will be happy engaging in the hunt while older readers can delve into all the informational details that explain why an object does or does not belong.  A great choice for siblings who would like to do some collaborative reading. (Non-Fiction)

Rodent Rascals (Gr. 2-4)

July 2, 2018

Rodent Rascals by Roxie Munro (gr. 2-4) ►►►

■ Rodents are seriously underrated. Learn amazing facts about chinchillas to pygmy jerboas to the African giant pouched rat. Highly detailed illustrations show the creatures life-size. From cuddly and cute to clever and awe-inspiring, there is much to find out. (Non-Fiction)

If Sharks Disappeared (Gr. 1-4)

July 2, 2018

If Sharks Disappeared by Lily Williams (gr. 1-4)►►►►   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ■ For many people, sharks are seen as scary threats. While some sharks can be fearsome, this title carefully shows what would happen if sharks ceased to exist and the effects of such a change in the environment. (Non-Fiction)

ABC's from Space (Gr. 1 and up)

July 2, 2018

ABCs from Space by Adam Voiland (gr. 1 and up) ►►►►►►

■ Satellite photos from space make up this creative alphabet book. Some letters are easier to puzzle out than others, but it is the corresponding facts at the back of the volume that is truly amazing. This is definitely a fresh perspective on our world, alphabetically speaking. Helpful glossary included in the back. (Non-Fiction)

Can an Aardvark Bark? (Gr. K-3)

July 2, 2018

Can an Aardvark Bark? by Melissa Sweet and illustrated by Steve Jenkins (gr. K-3) ►►►►

■ Animals make a wide range of interesting sounds. Be surprised by what kinds of creatures growl, bark, roar, whine, and squeal. Those newest to reading independently can focus on the words in the enlarged font while readers looking for more of a challenge can tackle the finer print. (Non-Fiction)

 

Zoey and Sassafras Series-The Pod and the Bog Book 5 (Gr. 1-3)

July 1, 2018

The Pod and the Bog by Asia Citro and pictures by Marion Lindsay ►►►      

Zoey and her trusty cat, Sassafras, have the ability to see magical creatures. Zoey has inherited this ability from her mother who set up a system for ailing dragons, monsters and the like to get help. But helping these creatures proves challenging, and Zoey makes some mistakes along the way. Applying the scientific method and keeping a journal helps, as does careful research. A beginning chapter book series that satisfies!

Zoey and Sassafras Series-Caterflies and Ice--Book 4 (Gr. 1-3)

July 1, 2018

Caterflies and Ice Asia Citro and pictures by Marion Lindsay ►►►                            

 Zoey and her trusty cat, Sassafras, have the ability to see magical creatures. Zoey has inherited this ability from her mother who set up a system for ailing dragons, monsters and the like to get help. But helping these creatures proves challenging, and Zoey makes some mistakes along the way. Applying the scientific method and keeping a journal helps, as does careful research. A beginning chapter book series that satisfies!

Zoey and Sassafras Series-Merhorses and Bubbles Book 3 (Gr. 1-3)

July 1, 2018

 Merhorses and Bubbles by Asia Citro and pictures by Marion Lindsay ►►►

Zoey and her trusty cat, Sassafras, have the ability to see magical creatures. Zoey has inherited this ability from her mother who set up a system for ailing dragons, monsters and the like to get help. But helping these creatures proves challenging, and Zoey makes some mistakes along the way. Applying the scientific method and keeping a journal helps, as does careful research. A beginning chapter book series that satisfies!

Zoey and Sassafras Series--Monsters and Mold--Book 2 (Gr. 1-3)

July 1, 2018

Monsters and Mold  (gr. 1-3) by Asia Citro and pictures by Marion Lindsay ►►►

Zoey and her trusty cat, Sassafras, have the ability to see magical creatures. Zoey has inherited this ability from her mother who set up a system for ailing dragons, monsters and the like to get help. But helping these creatures proves challenging, and Zoey makes some mistakes along the way. Applying the scientific method and keeping a journal helps, as does careful research. A beginning chapter book series that satisfies!

Zoey and Sassafras Series--Dragons and Marshmallows-Book 1 (Gr. 1-3)

July 1, 2018

Dragons and Marshmallows (gr. 1-3) by Asia Citro and pictures by Marion Lindsay ►►►                   

Zoey and her trusty cat, Sassafras, have the ability to see magical creatures. Zoey has inherited this ability from her mother who set up a system for ailing dragons, monsters and the like to get help. But helping these creatures proves challenging, and Zoey makes some mistakes along the way. Applying the scientific method and keeping a journal helps, as does careful research. A beginning chapter book series that satisfies!

You Go First (Gr. 4 and up)

July 1, 2018

You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly (gr. 4 and up) ►►►

■ Twelve-year-old Charlotte and eleven-year-old Ben are new to the middle school and are having difficulties navigating the shifting social scene in Philadelphia and Louisiana, respectively. Charlotte's best friend no longer seems to be interested in her. All this is happening while her dad is in the hospital for his heart condition. Why can Charlotte not bring herself to visit him? Meanwhile, Ben's parents have announced they are getting divorced, and he did not see it coming--at all. So, he throws himself into a campaign for student council treasurer, even though he is bullied daily by one of the "cool" kids. Thankfully Ben and Charlotte connect on their phones first through a Scrabble app and then by phone calls. Can their long-distance bond help them through these tough times?

Valensteins (Gr. K-2)

July 1, 2018

Valensteins by Ethan Long (gr. K-2)►►►

■ Fran K. Stein has something on his mind and his friends want to know what it is. Could it be love? Expressive illustrations and humorous dialogue result in a laugh-out-loud look at a monster with a crush.

 

Secret Coders Series--Potions and Parameters-Book 5 (Gr. 4 and up)

July 1, 2018

Potions and Parameters by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes (gr. 4 and up) ►►►

Hopper, Eni, and Josh attend creepy Stately Academy where there always is a mystery to investigate. While the plot unfolds, readers (along with the book's characters) learn to code in order to unlock a clue or save themselves from danger. The graphic novel format pairs well with visual panels illustrating coding concepts.

 

Secret Coders Series--Robots and Repeats--Book 4 (Gr. 4 and up)

July 1, 2018

Robots and Repeats by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes (gr. 4 and up) ►►►         

Hopper, Eni, and Josh attend creepy Stately Academy where there always is a mystery to investigate. While the plot unfolds, readers (along with the book's characters) learn to code in order to unlock a clue or save themselves from danger. The graphic novel format pairs well with visual panels illustrating coding concepts.

 

Secret Coders Series--Secrets and Sequences--Book 3 (Gr. 4 and up)

July 1, 2018

Secret and Sequences by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes (gr. 4 and up) ►►►

Hopper, Eni, and Josh attend creepy Stately Academy where there always is a mystery to investigate. While the plot unfolds, readers (along with the book's characters) learn to code in order to unlock a clue or save themselves from danger. The graphic novel format pairs well with visual panels illustrating coding concepts.

 

Secret Coders Series--Paths and Portals--Book 2 (Gr. 4 and up)

July 1, 2018

Paths and Portals by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes (gr. 4 and up) ►►►                                    

Hopper, Eni, and Josh attend creepy Stately Academy where there always is a mystery to investigate. While the plot unfolds, readers (along with the book's characters) learn to code in order to unlock a clue or save themselves from danger. The graphic novel format pairs well with visual panels illustrating coding concepts.

Secret Coders Series--Secret Coders--Book 1 (Gr. 4 and up)

July 1, 2018

Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes (gr. 4 and up) ►►►                          

Hopper, Eni, and Josh attend creepy Stately Academy where there always is a mystery to investigate. While the plot unfolds, readers (along with the book's characters) learn to code in order to unlock a clue or save themselves from danger. The graphic novel format pairs well with visual panels illustrating coding concepts.

Rot: The Cutest in the World! (Gr. K-2)

July 1, 2018

Rot: The Cutest in the World! by Ben Clanton (gr. K-2) ►►►

■ Rot is a mutant potato that likes to do the things most kids like to do. So, when he sees a contest, he enters it--and the results are surprisingly hilarious!

One Trick Pony (Gr. 3 and up)

July 1, 2018

One Trick Pony by Nathan Hale (gr. 3 and up) ►►►►

■ Set in a future where aliens are devouring all of the technology on the planet--robots, electronics, computers, anything metal--a brave group forms the Caravan. This community is always on the move to stay ahead of the marauding “Piper” creatures. Three kids quickly find themselves going from an exploration mission to just trying to survive when the encounter and befriend a robot pony. Somehow the author perfectly blends snappy dialogue with vivid illustrations to create a graphic novel that is a real page-turner.

Olga Series--Olga: We're Out of Here! Book 2 (Gr. 3-6)

July 1, 2018

Olga: We're Out of Here! by Elise Gravel (gr. 3-6) ►►►►

Fans of Wimpy Kid or Dork Diaries will laugh out loud while getting to know Olga. She prefers animals to humans, is a science nerd and completely over her neighbors’ obsession with trying to be cute. When she discovers a pink blobby creature, her desire to nurture it and find out more about it propels her to make friends with Chuck and his dog, Mister, who pees constantly; kooky tattooed librarian Ms. Swoop; and the oddly elegant owner of the corner store, Mr. Hoopah. Adventures ensue!

Olga Series--Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere--Book 1 (Gr. 3-6)

July 1, 2018

Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere by Elise Gravel (gr. 3-6) ►►►►

Fans of Wimpy Kid or Dork Diaries will laugh out loud while getting to know Olga. She prefers animals to humans, is a science nerd and completely over her neighbors’ obsession with trying to be cute. When she discovers a pink blobby creature, her desire to nurture it and find out more about it propels her to make friends with Chuck and his dog, Mister, who pees constantly; kooky tattooed librarian Ms. Swoop; and the oddly elegant owner of the corner store, Mr. Hoopah. Adventures ensue!

Next Best Junior Chef Series--The Winner Is--Book 3 (Gr. 3-5)

July 1, 2018

The Winner Is by Charise Mericle Harper (gr. 3-5) ►►

Young foodies who are fans of the many cooking contest shows will find much to enjoy here. Four contestants begin and the challenges are not only with the culinary challenges. Strong personalities are in the mix plus all the behind-the-scenes details that add an extra layer of complexity to putting on a successful show. Eager readers will need to wait until the third book comes out in late June to see who is the Best Junior Chef.

Next Best Junior Chef Series--The Heat is On--Book 2 (Gr. 3-5)

July 1, 2018

The Heat is On by Charise Mericle Harper (gr. 3-5) ►►►   

Young foodies who are fans of the many cooking contest shows will find much to enjoy here. Four contestants begin and the challenges are not only with the culinary challenges. Strong personalities are in the mix plus all the behind-the-scenes details that add an extra layer of complexity to putting on a successful show. Eager readers will need to wait until the third book comes out in late June to see who is the Best Junior Chef.

Next Best Junior Chef Series--Lights, Camera Cook! Book 1 (Gr. 3-5)

July 1, 2018

Lights, Camera, Cook! by Charise Mericle Harper (gr. 3-5) ►►►    

Young foodies who are fans of the many cooking contest shows will find much to enjoy here. Four contestants begin and the challenges are not only with the culinary challenges. Strong personalities are in the mix plus all the behind-the-scenes details that add an extra layer of complexity to putting on a successful show. Eager readers will need to wait until the third book comes out in late June to see who is the Best Junior Chef.

Maud the Koala Series--Much too Much Birthday--Book 2 (Gr. K-1)

July 1, 2018

Much too Much Birthday by J.E. Morris (gr. K-1) ►►

■ Maud is a sensitive, young marsupial who finds herself in situations where she is just a little bit afraid or uncomfortable. Luckily, her supportive mother gives her the time and space to find effective solutions that end up making Maud feel great! In a graphic novel format, these titles are perfect for those readers building decoding skills. Helpful “Note to Caregiver” information in the back offers advice to parents with kids who have similar fears or anxieties.

Maud the Koala Series--Fish are Not Afraid of Doctors--Book 1 (Gr. K-1)

July 1, 2018

Fish Are Not Afraid of Doctors by J.E. Morris (gr. K-1) ►►            

■ Maud is a sensitive, young marsupial who finds herself in situations where she is just a little bit afraid or uncomfortable. Luckily, her supportive mother gives her the time and space to find effective solutions that end up making Maud feel great! In a graphic novel format, these titles are perfect for those readers building decoding skills. Helpful “Note to Caregiver” information in the back offers advice to parents with kids who have similar fears or anxieties.

 

King Flashypants Series--King Flashypants and the Creature from Crong--Book 2 (Gr. 3-5)

July 1, 2018

King Flashypants Series and the Creature from Crong  by Andy Riley (gr. 3-5) ►►►                  

Perfect for avid and reluctant readers alike, King Edwin and the wacky cast of characters he encounters guarantee many chuckles. King Edwin is a good king who distributes chocolates to his subjects on Fridays, at least until his “pocket money” runs out. This unfortunate occurrence leads to a hostile takeover by an evil king from the neighboring lands. Can King Edwin outsmart him? More sequels are in the works as the adventures continue.

 

King Flashypants Series--King Flashypants and the Evil Emperor--Book 1 (Gr. 3-5)

July 1, 2018

King Flashypants and the Evil Emperor by Andy Riley (gr. 3-5) ►►

Perfect for avid and reluctant readers alike, King Edwin and the wacky cast of characters he encounters guarantee many chuckles. King Edwin is a good king who distributes chocolates to his subjects on Fridays, at least until his “pocket money” runs out. This unfortunate occurrence leads to a hostile takeover by an evil king from the neighboring lands. Can King Edwin outsmart him? More sequels are in the works as the adventures continue.

Hammy and Gerbee: Mummies at the Museum (Gr. 1-3)

July 1, 2018

Hammy and Gerbee: Mummies at the Museum by Wong Herbert Yee (gr. 1-3) ►►►

■ This silly pair encounters the annoying mice twins, deal with dreaded pop quizzes and create a scene for a visit to the museum. A fun, quick graphic novel/early reader to breeze through this summer.

Ending # 1: The Last (Gr. 4 and up)

July 1, 2018

Ending #1: The Last by Katherine Applegate (gr. 4 and up) ►►►

■This is THE book everyone is talking about this spring and summer. With an expert combination of adventure and fantasy, readers will eagerly delve into Byx’s world. Byx is the youngest member of her dairne pack. Believed to possess remarkable abilities, her mythical doglike species has been hunted to near extinction in the war-torn kingdom of Nedarra. Byx fears she may be the last of her species, the Endling. So, she sets out to see if the legends of other hidden dairnes are true. During the quest, she meets new allies--both animals and humans. But why have they chosen to go along with her?

Creepy Pair of Underwear (Gr. K-3)

July 1, 2018

Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Peter Brown (gr. K-3) ►►►►

■ Jasper likes cool things to wear. So, when he spots glow-in-the-dark underwear, he decides to take them home. Little does he know that the underwear seems to take on a life of its own! The creepy, ghoulish green glow keeps poor Jasper up at night. When he goes to great lengths to rid himself of the disturbing undies, he gets a big surprise. A bit creepy, super silly and fun to read!

The Boy and the Whale (Gr. K-2)

July 1, 2018

The Boy and the Whale by Mordicai Gerstein (gr. K-2) ►►►

■ A boy is torn between obeying his father and helping a whale caught in a fishing net. He finally makes a decision that will change him forever. Beautiful illustrations paired with spare text convey a moving story.

Bob (Gr. 3-5)

July 1, 2018

Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead (gr. 3-5) ►►►

■ When almost-eleven-year-old Lily returns to Australia after five years to see her grandmother, she seems to have trouble remembering objects, places, and people that she supposedly loved on her initial visit. Lily soon rediscovers a funny, little creature in a closet. With green skin and wearing a slapdash chicken outfit, Bob certainly makes an impression. Together they embark on a series of adventures to help reveal Lily's memories, which in turn have the potential to get Bob back home. A quick but engaging read for those who enjoy great writing with a touch of fantasy.

Baby Monkey: Private Eye (Gr. K-2)

July 1, 2018

Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick and David Serlin (gr. K-2) ►►►

■ At first glance this book does not appear to be an early reader, but this title with five chapters--each one dedicated to a case needing to be solved--uses simple words and lush black and white drawings (some with a pop of bright red)  to show just how Baby Monkey goes about his business. Adorable!

After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again (gr. K-1)

July 1, 2018

After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan Santat (gr. K-1)►►

Everyone knows that Humpty Dumpty falls, but few know how it makes him feel. He develops a fear of heights until a situation presents itself that requires him to take a big risk. Inspiring!

Magnolia Table--A Collection of Recipes for Gathering

July 1, 2018

Magnolia Table--a Collection of Recipes for Gathering by Joanna Gaines is very beautifully presented and photographed. There isn’t necessarily anything new here, but the recipes are both simple and sophisticated, and that is not an easy combination to pull off. The flavor quotient is high and the emphasis is on ease of prep to encourage gatherings. The pimento cheese is scrumptious.

The Boater's Cookbook--450 Quick & Easy Galley Tested Recipes

July 1, 2018

The Boater's Cookbook--450 Quick & Easy Galley Tested Recipes by Sylvia Williams Dabney is delightful. You do not have to be cooking on a boat to relish many of these tasty recipes. The emphasis is on ease of preparation with no sacrifice in flavor. Over the years the author has made a wide variety of yummy treats in very small quarters. We all get the benefit of her experience.

The Weather Detective--Rediscovering Nature's Secret Signs

July 1, 2018

The Weather Detective--Rediscovering Nature's Secret Signs by Peter Wohlleben is fascinating. It will teach you how to interpret all kinds of signs from your garden and the wider environment that will give you clues as to what is happening in nature. It’s a treatise on reclaiming our powers of observation so that when we see foxes around town, bemoan the spread of wild strawberries through our lawn or learn how watching daisy petals will tell you whether it is going to rain helps us understand the messages we are being sent from our environment. It’s a real treasure of wonderful facts.

The New Farm

July 1, 2018

The New Farm by Brent Preston is a memoir of his experience with the challenges of making a small organic farm profitable. The author was largely self-taught and frankly ill-prepared for the unending hurdles involved in growing crops for market. Over a ten year period, he and his wife forged a successful business supplying restaurants with their farm’s produce. The sheer amount of labor involved in tending a farm gives you huge respect for the farmers that take it on.

The Destiny Thief--Essays on Writers, Writing and Life

July 1, 2018

The Destiny Thief--Essays on Writers, Writing and Life by Richard Russo is an excellent, thoughtful collection of essays. He is a very fine writer and often very funny. He addresses a wide variety of topics from transgender surgery to the challenges of making a living as a writer. His insights into the creative process are outstanding. He seems almost surprised that he has made a successful career out of writing which makes his thoughts all the more poignant and true. The 2004 Colby College graduation speech is a highlight; at the end, you get his four rules for life and they are worthwhile.

The Complete Book of Home Organization

July 1, 2018

The Complete Book of Home Organization by Toni Hammersley is perfect for those in search of balance, not perfection. She recommends a regular purging schedule and has great how-to ideas on creating spaces throughout your domain you may not realize you have access to. Many organizing books are a bit overwhelming, this one approaches that challenge in a calm way and makes you want to live that well organized, relaxing life! She makes it all seem very manageable and her solutions are elegant.

The Word is Murder

July 1, 2018

The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz is quite clever. The author is actually a character, which takes getting used to but is fun as he is free to make all kinds of side comments on the action. It all starts with a woman who goes to a funeral home to plan her funeral and then turns up dead. Horowitz is approached by a detective working on the case who wants him to write the story as he solves the crime. Lots of twists make this one hard to put down.

The Wanderers

July 1, 2018

The Wanderers by Tim Pears is the second volume the West Country trilogy that began with The Horseman. Leo is now wandering with a band of gypsies who have literally rescued him from the side of the road. They are a much-maligned group in England but they become his family. Pears perfectly conjures rural English life with his descriptions. Leo’s first love is left behind on the estate he is banished from and the big question of whether they will find each other is the heart of the novel. It’s a journey well worth taking.

The Verdun Affair

July 1, 2018

The Verdun Affair by Nick Dybek moves back and forth between the ruined city of Verdun in 1921 and 1950’s Los Angeles. Tom, the protagonist, is collecting bones from the battlefield after a stint as an ambulance driver during the war. Sarah is a young American searching for her dead or missing husband, who wandered off in the heat of the battle. It’s a very well written, complicated love story and beautifully detailed period piece. The writing is exquisite. The horrors of the war are powerfully but subtly described

The Shadow Killer

July 1, 2018

The Shadow Killer by Arnaldur Indridason is an Icelandic thriller--the second in the series set around WWII. It’s wonderfully detailed and atmospheric. Characters from the invading armies of Brits and Yanks create all kinds of issues in the small country that has been very isolated. The police officer in charge has to navigate political pressure and hatreds that go back a generation. The development of Iceland and the huge changes wrought by the war make a fascinating backstory for the solving of a puzzling murder.

Salt Lane

July 1, 2018

Salt Lane by William Shaw is a police procedural set in Kent, England. He is a masterful creator of a strong sense of place that captivates. The tension builds from the first page and never lets up. Alexandra Cupidi is a recent transfer to the countryside from the London police and is faced with a puzzling case. An unidentified woman is found floating in the local marsh, and that is just the start. She has to juggle the vagaries of life with a teenaged daughter and an elderly mother, along with colleagues who are not always supportive. It's a terrific page-turner.

Wonderstruck-Children's Movie-(PG) 117 minutes

June 23, 2018

WONDERSTRUCK—MOVIE—(PG)--Based on the children’s book by Brian Selznick of the same title, with director Todd Haynes’, Ben (Oakes Fegley) & Rose (Millicent Simmonds & Julianne Moore) are children separated by 50 years, from two different eras, who wish their lives were different. Ben, living in 1977, longs for the father he never knew, while Rose dreams in 1927 of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue, he runs away from home to find his father and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both set out on quests that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry. A story about the inner lives of children and their resourcefulness and single-minded resolve.

Sherlock Gnomes--Children's Movie Animated-(PG) 86 minutes

June 23, 2018

SHERLOCK GNOMES--CHILDREN’S MOVIE—(PG)—Animated--Garden gnomes, Gnomeo (voice of James McAvoy) & Juliet (voice of Emily Blunt), recruit detective Sherlock Gnomes (voice of Johnny Depp), "sworn protector of all garden gnomes in London “and his partner Watson (voice of Chiwetel Ejiofor),to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments. From the National History Museum to a Chinese antique shop, Sherlock and Watson hunt down the missing gnomes and the mastermind behind their disappearance, M.Dinosaurs and gargoyles, and the Hound of the Baskerville’s all are involved in this case of the missing gnomes.

Jane (PG) 90 minutes

June 23, 2018

JANE—DOCUMENTARY—(PG)--National Geographic presents an intimate portrait of Jane Goodall with film archive footage not seen in 50 years.  Jane Goodall blazed the trail for women in science with her revolutionary studies of wild chimpanzees, altering forever our understanding of the boundaries between humans and the rest of the animal kingdom. As a young woman in the 1960s, she was not taken seriously until her discoveries redefined man. This intimate and exclusive documentary about Jane Goodall's years in Gombe reveals, like no other film, the woman behind the binoculars. More than anything, the legacy Jane leaves for those inspired by her is far more than a style or an image, but rather a way of acting and believing in and for the things we care about and the world we all share.

The Dectectorists Season 3 (NR) 178 minutes

June 23, 2018

THE DETECTORISTS, Season 3–SERIES—(NR)--The BAFTA Award winner for best comedy returns with new misadventures for metal detecting hobbyists Andy (Mackenzie Crook) and Lance (Toby Jones) as they search the Essex countryside for gold while dealing with their messy personal lives.  To save up money for a place of their own, Andy and his wife, Becky (Rachael Stirling), have moved in with Becky’s formidable mother (Diana Rigg), and Andy’s new position as an archaeologist is not the dream job he thought it would be. Lance worries that having his daughter live with him is causing problems for his girlfriend. And to top it off, Andy and Lance may lose their favorite detecting field to the construction of a new solar farm. Beloved by fans and acclaimed by critics, this “wistful, subtle comedy” (The Guardian, UK) is “a remarkable series paying tribute to the glory of unremarkable lives” (The Times, UK).

Cracked: Pushed to the Edge Season 3 (NR) 294 minutes

June 23, 2018

CRACKED. PUSHED TO THE EDGE, Season 3—SERIES—(NR)--The addicting third installment of Cracked finds Detective Aiden Black (David Sutcliffe) joined by a new partner in the Psych Crimes Unit, Dr. Clara Malone (Brooke Nevin). Join the team as they face a fresh caseload of bizarre and emotionally explosive crimes, including the murder of a property manager that blurs truth and fiction, a nightclub shooting that kills an entire rock band. the inexplicable stabbing of a blind shopkeeper and several others. With every chilling twist, you’ll understand why Cracked is a suspenseful as it is entertaining.

Cracked: The Darkness Within Season 2 (NR) 315 minutes

June 23, 2018

CRACKED. THE DARKNESS WITHIN, Season 2–SERIES—(NR)--Detective Aiden Black (David Sutcliffe) and psychiatrist Dr. Daniella Ridley (Stephanie von Pfeffen) return to take on another caseload of bizarre and emotionally explosive criminals, victims, and witnesses of the Psych Crimes and Crisis Unit. The mismatched duo tracks a former professional hockey goon on a post-career violence streak, a fellow police officer grappling with the mysterious suicide of her daughter, and a big-time diamond heist at a small jewelry store that uncovers shocking surveillance video footage. But, most troubling, Aiden's cavalier attitude toward his upcoming inquest unearths trust issues with Daniella.

Call the Midwife Season 7 (NR) 567 minutes

June 23, 2018

CALL THE MIDWIFE, Season 7—SERIES—(NR)--New life, laughter, and tears in the East End!  In the old houses and bold new apartment buildings of 1963 London, expectant mothers need more help than ever from the nuns and nurses of Nonnatus House. A clever and compassionate West Indian nurse, Lucille Anderson, joins the staff, Trixie's romance blossoms, and Shelagh makes a decision that turns her family life upside down. How will Nurse Crane react to a surprising challenge and Sister Monica Joan to growing older? Jenny Agutter, Judy Parfitt, and Helen George star in the award-winning series, inspired by the memoirs of nurse Jennifer Worth

Tomb Raider (PG-13) 135 minutes

June 23, 2018

TOMB RAIDER--MOVIE—(PG-13)–Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) is the independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who mysteriously vanished when she was a teen. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father's global empire just as she rejects the idea that he's truly gone. Against her father's final wishes, Lara leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad's last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island. Her mission will not be easy; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous. Against all odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith, and inherently stubborn spirit, she must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. If she survives this perilous adventure, she could earn the name Tomb Raider.

Red Sparrow (R) 141 minutes

June 23, 2018

RED SPARROW--MOVIE—(R)--A ballerina Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence) is recruited to "Sparrow School", a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. This young Russian intelligence officer's first mission targeting and to seducing a first-tour CIA agent who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young officers collide in a charged atmosphere of tradecraft, deception, and inevitably forbidden passion that threatens not just their lives but the lives of others as well as the security of both nations.

Maze Runner: Death Cure (PG-13) 144 minutes

June 23, 2018

MAZE RUNNER: DEATH CURE--MOVIE—(PG-13)--The Thrilling finale to the Maze Runner saga. Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.

Love Simon (PG-13) 110 minutes

June 23, 2018

LOVE, SIMON--MOVIE—(PG-13)--A funny, heartfelt, coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding yourself and falling in love. Everyone deserves a great love story. But for 17-year-old Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) it’s a bit complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online, called Blue.  Simon must discover who that Blue is and when his secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity. Simon and along the way, he tries to find himself as well.

The Insult-Foreign Movie (R) 113 minutes

June 23, 2018

THE INSULT--FOREIGN MOVIE—(R)--In today's Beirut, an insult blown out of proportion finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media circus surrounding the case puts Lebanon through a social explosion, forcing Toni and Yasser to reconsider their lives and prejudices.

Game Night (R) 100 minutes

June 23, 2018

GAME NIGHT--MOVIE—(R)--Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks (Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So, when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game…right? But as the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this “game”--nor Brooks--are what they seem to be. Over the course of one chaotic night, the friends find themselves increasingly in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn. With no rules, no points, and no idea who all the players are, this could turn out to be the most fun they’ve ever had…or game over.

Fist Fight (R) 91 minutes

June 23, 2018

FIST FIGHT--MOVIE--(R)--On the last day of school, also Senior Prank Day, in Roosevelt High, things don't look good for meek English teacher Andy Campbell (Charlie Day), who feels exceptionally expendable, facing severe job cuts just before the new school season. But soon, things go from bad to worse when feeble Campbell infuriates the scary, hot-headed, history teacher Ron Strickland (Ice Cube), who in turn will challenge Andy to an old-school, no-holds-barred, mano-a-mano throw down in front of everybody, in the parking lot after school. Inevitably, now that the fight is on nothing, no excuses, no regrets, and certainly no talking sense into Strickland, is going to save Campbell who needs to face the consequences of his actions and pay the heavy price. After all, snitches get stitches. Tracy Morgan as Coach Crawford and Dennis Hasbert as Superintendent Johnson Nick Riganas/IMDB

The 15:17 to Paris (PG-13) 93 minutes

June 23, 2018

THE 15:17 TO PARIS–MOVIE—(PG-13)--DVD and Blu-Ray--This is the dramatic reconstruction of actual events.  On August 21, 2015, the world was transfixed by reports of a thwarted terrorist attack on Thalys train #9364 bound for Paris. Clint Eastwood follows the interwoven lives of the three men from their childhood to the unlikely events leading up to the attack. These courageous young Americans portrayed here by the actual heroes themselves, whose friendship became their greatest weapon throughout the harrowing ordeal, and whose bravery saved over 500 passengers from disaster.  Spenser Stone, Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler.

Downsizing (R) 125 minutes

June 23, 2018

DOWNSIZING--MOVIE—(R)--This hilarious film delivers big comedy…and small Matt Damon. When scientists find a way to shrink humans to five inches tall, Paul Faranek (Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to ditch their stressed-out lives in order to get small and live large in a luxurious downsized community. Filled with life-changing adventures and endless possibilities, Leisureland offers more than riches, as Paul discovers a whole new world and realizes that we are meant for something bigger. Also starring Christoph Waltz, this is an Alexander Payne film.

Death Wish (R) 107 minutes

June 23, 2018

DEATH WISH--MOVIE—(R)--MGM Pictures presents director Eli Roth’s reimagining of the 1974 revenge thriller Death With. Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of his city’s violence as it’s rushed into his ER--until his wife, Lucy, (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter, Jordan, (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge, hunts for his family’s assailants to deliver justice. As the anonymous slayings of criminals grab the media’s attention, the city wonders if this deadly avenger is a guardian angel…or a grim reaper. Fury and fate collide in this intense action thriller!

Black Panther (PG-13) 120 minutes

June 23, 2018

BLACK PANTHER--MOVIE—(PG-13)--(Following the events of Captain America: Civil WarAfter the events of Civil War, King T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, a technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I. A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war. 

Annihilation (R) 114 minutes

June 23, 2018

ANNIHILATION--MOVIE--(R)--Sci-Fi Thriller. Biologist and former soldier Lena (Natalie Portman) is shocked when her missing husband (Oscar Isaac) comes home near death from a top-secret mission into The Shimmer, a mysterious quarantine zone no one has ever returned from. Now, Lena and her elite team must enter a beautiful, deadly world of mutated landscapes and creatures, to discover how to stop the growing phenomenon that threatens all life on Earth. Visually Stunning Film; “Bold and Innovative Thriller”; “A Mind-Blowing Experience”

Sea Otter Heroes

June 3, 2018

Sea Otter Heroes by Patricia Newman has subtitled the predators that saved an ecosystem. In the Northern California coastal delta called the Elkhorn Slough sea otters thrived. Even though it was at the edge of the Salinas Valley (America’s salad bowl) and subject to fertilizer runoff, the slough’s seagrass was very healthy. This puzzled Brent Hughes, a young marine biologist. This eye-opening, lavishly photographed book, traces his experiments and the surprising conclusions about how the actions of a top of the chain predator keep the environment healthy. All ages will learn something from this engrossing book. (Non-Fiction)

Not So Different--What You Really Want to Ask about Having a Disability

June 3, 2018

Not So Different--What you REALLY Want to ask About Having a Disability by Shane Burcaw provides an honest assessment of living with his type of muscular dystrophy. The author is wheelchair bound and his disease is progressive. The question/answer format straightforwardly addresses the challenges for him and his family of living with this illness. He is an advocate and fundraiser for others with this disease and works tirelessly to help children gain a better understanding of disability. (Non-Fiction)

A House in the Sky and Other Uncommon Animal Homes

June 3, 2018

A House in the Sky and Other Uncommon Animal Homes by Steve Jenkins, illustrated by Robbin Gourley, is full of fun facts about the global homes of various animals and birds. Every home is cleverly constructed to provide shelter, food and a place to raise a family. Some are highly unusual, some will be more familiar, all are intriguing. The pictures bring the facts alive. (Non-Fiction)

Belle's Journey--An Osprey Takes Flight

June 3, 2018

Belle’s Journey--An Osprey Takes Flight by Bob Bierregaard, illustrated by Kate Garchinsky is a spellbinding look at the full migration of a young osprey. After reading this book you will look at our local ospreys with respect. It’s quite a journey! In the case of Belle, a real osprey from Martha’s Vineyard, it’s all the way to central Brazil. The author has studied ospreys since 1971 and actually put a satellite transmitter on Belle so he could tell this story. It’s a wonderful adventure guaranteed to interest young birders. (Non-Fiction)

Meet Woof and Quack (Early Reader)

June 3, 2018

Meet Woof and Quack by Jamie Swenson, illustrated by Ryan Sias is a fast-paced early reader. The duck and dog friends discover they can play fetch if the duck is the fetcher. A variety of objects are tossed by the dog as duck leaps around catching them all. Until the cake….It's very cute, with the kind of repetitive rhythm to the words that make it simple to read aloud or to oneself. The illustrations are bright and zippy. (Early Reader)