It’s Summer time…and the reading’s easy
Posted by Natalie Layne on Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 12:55 pm
Summer Reading Sampler
- Make it and Play it Drumming Workshop • Wednesday, July 11th at 3:30pm • Coolidge Corner • Ages 3 and up.
- Mike the Bubble Man • Thursday, July 12th at 3:00pm • Putterham • All ages welcome.
- Amazing Instruments of the Rainforest with Ricardo Frota • Tuesday, July 17th at 3:30pm • Coolidge Corner • Ages 3 and up.
- Gwendolyn the Dancing Pig • Wednesday, July 18th at 2:30pm • Main Library • Ages 3 and up.
Don’t forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Program here or at one of our branches! There’s still plenty of time to read 4 books by the end of July for a prize. Right now we have about 200 kids signed up, so join in the fun today!
Project Jackalope by Ecton. When Jeremy is entrusted with Professor Twitchett’s creation, a jackalope, he must find a way to keep it safe from the government agents who want it for their own nefarious purposes.
Kate and Pippin by Springett. When Pippin, a fawn abandoned by her mother, cries out for help, she is found by Isobel. After carrying the tiny fawn back to her home, Isobel places Pippin next to Kate, a Great Dane who has never had puppies of her own. What follows is a remarkable and unlikely friendship. Kate successfully raises Pippin to be an independent deer, and Pippin always returns from the forest to visit her best friend.
The Shadow Collector’s Apprentice by Gordon. In the summer of 1963, after his father has inexplicably disappeared leaving Cully with his three eccentric aunts on their barely profitable apple farm, Cully goes to work for a mysterious antiques dealer who has the strange hobby of collecting shadows.
Vivaldi and the Invisible Orchestra by Costanza. In eighteenth-century Venice, prolific Antonio Vivaldi’s compositions are performed by an all-girl orchestra from the orphanage Ospedale della Pieta. Playing behind a dark curtain, his Invisible Orchestra receives much acclaim, but it is daydreaming Candida who is the unsung hero of this ensemble: the young girl dutifully copies Vivaldi’s daily scores for the entire orchestra. When she works on a concerto paying homage to winter, the notes make Candida’s imagination take flight, and she pens lines of poetry into the margins of the music, inspiring the composer to create his most famous and innovative work yet The Four Seasons.
E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth’s Core! by Joyce. Pitch and his Fearlings were soundly driven back in the first Guardians’ adventure, but it seems he’s plotting a particularly evil revenge underground. Enter E. Aster Bunnymund, highly skilled in martial arts, brilliant and a tunnel-digger extraordinaire. He might just be able to help in the quest for the next piece of the moon clipper.
Under the Baobab Tree by Stiegemeyer. Moyo and Japera travel down the red dusty road to the next village. There, they will gather under the baobab tree, the Tree of Life. Some days the market wagon stops under the baobab tree and villagers buy brightly colored cloth and heavy pots and pans. But who will gather today under the baobab tree? Come to a special place – a wondrous gathering place known as the baobab tree, the Tree of Life. Moyo and Japera know that almost anything can happen here and today the most important and truest stories of all will be told. People will come to hear, to pray, and to sing!
Hope to see you soon, Brookline. Stay cool and keep reading!
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