Make Reading Count!

“There’s so much more to a book than just the reading.” – Maurice Sendak

Reading is a key that will allow you to unlock the doors of your imagination.  It allows you to access unlimited information about people, places, and events.  You are able to explore infinite worlds of possibilities.  Through books, you are able to learn about the past or  peer into the future!  

Check  out these titles and other GREAT books from your school or local library.  Then, let your imagination SOAR!

Notable titles for Early and/or Beginning Readers:

In this story, Benjamin Bear does some creative thinking when he tries to walk on water, build a house in the woods and shed his fleas, in this funny comic book style of tricks laughs.

 

Count the Monkeys by Mack Barnett
This is an interactive counting book that  invites readers to count 10 monkeys .  However, you can only count them if you can find them!
Notable titles for Juvenile and/or Middle Readers:

 

In this book a notorious game-maker named Luigi Lemoncello designs the town library and uses it to trap 12  kids inside.  Kyle and his friends are forced to stay in the game overnight  and won’t be free until they solve a series of puzzles.  If you like adventure, mysteries, or comedies- you will love this book.

 

Words with Wings by Nikki Grimes
Famous author and poet Nikki Grimes tells a wonderful story about a young girl named Gabriella who journeys from being a daydreamer to writer.  Her life transforms from problematic to great,  thanks to the intervention of an empathetic teacher.

 

Notable title(s) for YA Readers:
One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
In 1871 Wisconsin, a 13-year-old girl named Georgie tries to solve the mystery of her sister’s disappearance, pulling readers along on her journey of self-discovery. This book will make you laugh, cry, and celebrate Georgie as she learns the meaning of resilience.  This is a Newbery Honor Book!

 

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