Summer Reading Challenge: Week 1

The first week of our Summer Reading Challenge is coming to a close. We have 150 of you signed up so far. You’ve been busy reading, but so have we! It’s time to see how you measure up.

Mrs. Janson has read 20 books this week! Her favorite book was Book! Book! Book!by Deborah Bruss. It’s a really fun picture book she read with her grandson. Here’s a description, from, “When the children go back to school, the animals on the farm have nothing to do. That is…until they discover the library. But when Cow, Pig, Horse, and Goat try to check out a book, they are met with a very puzzled librarian. Why can’t she understand? It is only when Hen gives it a try – “book! Book! BOOK!” – that the animals finally get what they want!” The library has several copies checked in, in the easy picture book section, call number E Bruss. Check it out and add it your list to beat Mrs. Janson!

Ms. Sara has read for 440 minutes so far! My favorite book was How do Dinosaurs Go  Up and Down by Jane Yolen, which I read with nephew over and over again this past weekend. Jane Yolen has a dinosaur series here at the library. The books are great bedtime reads because they are short, full of bright pictures, and easier words. You can find them on the easy picture book shelves, call number: E Yolen, or with the board books. Here’s a picture of me reading with my nephew:

My other favorite book I read this week was Matched by Allie Condie. It’s a Young Adult book, recommended for ages 12 and up. Here’s a summary from amazon, “Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander’s face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham’s face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it’s a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she’s destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can’t stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society’s infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.” It was an interesting first book in a trilogy (the 3rd book isn’t out yet).  You can find it in the YA Room, call number: YA Fiction Condie.

Visit the blog again next week to find out if you’ve been reading enough to win an ice cream party!

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One thought on “Summer Reading Challenge: Week 1

  1. Andrea on said:

    20 books, wow!! I haven’t even finished one yet! Although my first book is 1100 pages and I’ve knocked down 800 so that should count for something! I had no idea that Jane Yolen wrote books for small children. I loved The Devil’s Arithmetic when I was in middle school. I’ll have to check those out for my son. Thanks!

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