June 2017

7 Ate 9

Author: Tara Lazar

Illustrator: Ross MacDonald

Summary: This is a fun story about a new case for Private “I”. Most of his cases involve numbers, because they are always in one kind of problem or another. You and your child will enjoy following the case as “6” explains why he is scared. Will his problem be solved? Or will his story come unraveled? Read to find out!

Recommended Ages: 4 to 8 years old

Themes, Skills, & Concepts: This would be a fun book to use with kids just learning their numbers (tons of fun “Can you spot the number” activities) but also could be read with older kids who would get the puns in the story.

Extension Activities: Want some fun number activities to do with your kids? Click here!

Prince and Pirate

Author: Charlotte Gunnufson

Illustrator: Mike Lowery

Summary: If you love to doing voices, this story is a perfect pick! Prince and Pirate are two fishes who ruled their own private fishbowls. But one day, they were both uprooted and put together in a whole new world. Who would be the rightful ruler of this new land? Follow along as this arguing pair get a new visitor! Will they continue to fight? Or will this new visitor bring the two together? Read to find out!

Recommended Ages: 5 to 8 years

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Extension Activities: Check out the fun book trailer to watch before reading the book! Click here!

The Dragon Hunters

Author: James Russell

Illustrator: Link Choi

Summary: This is the first book in a coming new series about two boys who witness a dragon flying off with their dog. Follow along as the two courageous boys go in search of the dragon’s lair to rescue their dog. Will they be able to outsmart and out run the dragon? Read to find out.

Recommended Ages: 4 to 8 years old

Themes, Skills, & Concepts: This book would be great for any kids who love dragons and adventure. It’s also a perfect book to teach rhyming and narrative poetry.

Extension Activities: This book has a free augmented reality APP that you can download and actually listen and watch dragons fly and the story come alive! Click here!

Vampirina at the Beach

Author: Anne Marie Page

Illustrator: LeUyen Pham

Summary: Vampirina is heading for an exciting night at the beach with her family! Follow along to see all the preparations she makes to ensure a great time! Vampirina explains the best way to swim, snorkel, and surf in the water, and along the way teaches the reader that making mistakes is part of learning something new.

Recommended Ages: 4 to 8 years old

Themes, Skills, & Concepts: This is a cute book to use to begin a discussion of water safety.

The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors

Author: Drew Daywalt

Illustrator: Adam Rex

Summary: Have you ever wondered where the game “Rock, Paper, Scissors” came from? Well, look no further! Drew Daywalt weaves another hilarious story and creates three laugh-out-loud characters that compete against each other to find a true and worthy challenge. You and your kids will sure to love this story!

Recommended Ages: 4 to 8 years

Themes, Skills, & Concepts: This can be used to begin talking about the concepts of “legends” and would be fun to have kids start writing their own examples.

Extension Activities: Want some fun storytime activities to do along with this book? Click here!

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