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May 28

Summer Reading

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 3:26 PM by Craig Jacobson

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Every year the Children’s Book Council has their Children’s and Teen’s Choice Book Awards.  This is the only national book awards program where the winners are selected by children and teens.  The winners for 2014 were just recently announced and they are:

Kindergarten-2nd Grade
crayons quit.jpgThe Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
Who ever knew that crayons had feelings.  Duncan opens his crayon box only to discover that the box is filled with letters instead of crayons.  Each letter described how Duncan misused that crayon.  Black no longer wanted to just outline and blue was the only color used for water.  The injustice of it all.  Will poor Duncan ever be able to color again?
Runners up:
Alphabet Trucks by Samantha Vamos
Chamelia and the New Kid in Class by Ethan Long
Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos
Bear and Bee by Sergio Ruzzier

3rd and 4th Grade
bugs.jpgBugs in My Hair by David Shannon
Is that itch on your head just an itch or is it caused by a six legged creature known to us all as head lice.  While very few people laugh at this topic, you will when you read this book.  See how they put up the good fight against these nasty little creatures and find out who wins.
Runners up:
Bean Dog and Nugget: The Ball by Charise Meride Harper
Cougar: A Cat With Many Names by Stephen Person
The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale by Duncan Tonati

5th and 6th Grade
myths busted.jpgNational Geographic Kids Myths Busted by Emily Krieger
This book is filled with lots of interesting information about this remarkable world we live in.  Animals differ from us in many ways.  How many of you can clean your eyes or your ears with your tongue (how many of you would want to)?  Snakes can see thru their eyelids and there are some snails that hibernate for 3 years.  All of these facts are true.  Do ostriches bury their heads in the sand, will mother birds reject their babies if you touch them, or do opossums hang by their tails…fact or myth? You’ll have to read this award winning book to find out.
Runners up:
Hokey Pokey by Jerry Spinelli
Prince Puggly of Spud by Robert Weston
Lawless: Book One by Jeffrey Salame
Battling Boy by Paul Pope

allegiant.jpgAllegiant by Veronica Roth
Allegiant is the last book of the Divergent trilogy.  Every day we are faced with choices, but what if one of those choices would change your whole world as you knew it?  In the dsytopian world that Tris Prior lives in, a choice is made that forever changes everything Tris believed in.  Will she now have the courage she needs to move beyond to something totally unknown?
Runners up:
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Smoke by Ellen Hopkins
The 5th Wave by Rich Yancey

Author of the year was awarded to Rush Limbaugh for Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims.
For people who like time travel, this book takes them back to the time when the pilgrims traveled to America.
Runners up:
Veronica Roth-Allegiant
Rachel Renee Russell-Dork Diaries 6:Tales From a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker
Rick Riordan-House of Hades
Jeff Kinney-Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck

Grace Lee won was awarded illustrator of the year for Sophia the First: The Floating Palace.

All of these books would be great choices to read for our Summer Reading Program.  To find     out about this program and other events scheduled this summer, please check us out at www.flwlib.org.  Have a great summer of reading!

Book covers courtesy of Easicat.