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Children's Summer Reading Challenge

Our summer reading challenge is very simple. All you have to do is read 6 books to earn $8 toward a book of your choice. Read at least 3 of the books in your grade category that we chose then choose 3 of your own books. The challenge begins June 1st and you have until August 31st to read your six books and turn in your form. Save 15% when you purchase your choices at Book People. Below we have categories/books listed, and if you scroll further down, you can see a description of each of the books. 

Kindergarten to Second Grade Books Options

  1. Something's Wrong!
  2. Three
  3. The Little Library
  4. Eyes That Kiss in the Corners
  5. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
  6. We Are Water Protectors

Third Grade to Fifth Grade Books Options

  1. Allergic 
  2. Chronicles of Narnia
  3. When you Trap a Tiger
  4. Ancestor Approved
  5. Artemis Fowl
  6. Amari and the Night Brothers

Sixth Grade to Eighth Grade Books Options

  1. Closer to Nowhere
  2. Frozen Crown
  3. Lord of the Rings (any in series)
  4. Dragon Hoops
  5. Goodbye Mr. Terrupt
  6. City of the Plague God

We have been doing a live reading of several books on our summer reading list. We read Lift, which is on the K-2 list. We are currently reading The Phantom Tollbooth on Tuesdsays at 11. It is on the 3-5 list, but it could be used on one of your picks! You can watch these videos on our Facebook page under the videos section or the most recently read chapters of The Phantom Tollbooth are pinned of our page.


Something's Wrong!: A Bear, a Hare, and Some Underwear Cover Image
By Jory John, Erin Kraan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374313883
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - March 23rd, 2021

Jeff the bear is sure he has forgotten something when he sets out from home, but none of the animals he meets initially inform him that he is only wearing his underwear, until he reaches his friend Anders the hare--who quickly thinks of a way to avoid embarrassing Jeff, by starting a fashion trend.

Three Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823449231
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Published: Neal Porter Books - April 13th, 2021

A three-legged dog goes on a journey of discovery.

The Little Library (Mr. Tiffin's Classroom Series) Cover Image
By Margaret McNamara, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780525578338
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - March 23rd, 2021

Jake, a reluctant reader, becomes a book lover when the new librarian finds Jake a book about woodworking.

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners Cover Image
By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062915627
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Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2021

A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers'. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother's, her grandmother's, and her little sister's. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hope for the future.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Cover Image
By Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780689306471
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 1st, 1978

Life is delicious in the town of Chewandswallow where it rains soup and juice, snows mashed potatoes, and blows storms of hamburgers--until the weather takes a turn for the worse.

We Are Water Protectors Cover Image
By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250203557
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 17th, 2020

Water is the first medicine. It affects and connects us all... When a black snake threatens to destroy the Earth and poison her people's water, one young water protector takes a stand to defend Earth's most sacred resource. Inspired by the many indigenous-led movements across North America, this bold and lyrical picture book issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth's water from harm and corruption.

Allergic: A Graphic Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338568905
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Published: Graphix - March 2nd, 2021

At home, Maggie is the odd one out. Her parents are preoccupied with the new baby they're expecting, and her younger brothers are twins and always in their own world. Maggie thinks a new puppy is the answer, but when she goes to select one on her birthday, she breaks out in hives and rashes. She's severely allergic to anything with fur!

The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia #1) Cover Image
By C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780064405058
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Published: HarperCollins - January 2nd, 2008

Narnia ..where the woods are thick and cool, where Talking Beasts are called to life....a new world where adventure begins. Enter this enchanted world again and again!

When You Trap a Tiger: (Winner of the 2021 Newbery Medal) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524715700
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 28th, 2020

When Lily, her sister Sam, and their mother move in with her sick grandmother, Lily traps a tiger and makes a deal with him to heal Halmoni.

Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062869944
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Published: Heartdrum - February 9th, 2021

"Edited by award-winning and bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecting stories by both new and veteran Native writers bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride.

Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, Book 1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781368036986
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 2nd, 2018

Twelve-year-old criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl has discovered a world below ground of armed and dangerous--and extremely high-tech--fairies.

Amari and the Night Brothers (Supernatural Investigations #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062975164
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 19th, 2021

A 13-year-old girl learns she's an all-powerful magician and faces trials as she seeks her missing brother.

Closer to Nowhere Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593108611
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

Told in two voices, sixth-grade cousins Hannah and Cal learn a lot about family when circumstances throw them together under one roof and Hannah's love of order clashes with Cal's chaotic behavior.

The Frozen Crown: A Novel (Warrior Witch Duology #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062956958
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Published: Harper Voyager - January 12th, 2021

A princess with a powerful and dangerous secret must find a way to save her country from ruthless invaders in this exciting debut fantasy, the first novel in a thrilling duology packed with heroism, treachery, magic, and war.

The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547928210
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Published: Mariner Books - September 18th, 2012

The first volume of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. In ancient times the Dark Lord forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so he could rule all others. The ring falls into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, and his cousin Frodo must make a perilous journey to the Cracks of Doom to destroy it.

Dragon Hoops Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626720794
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Published: First Second - March 17th, 2020

Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches especially the high school's basketball team, the Dragons.

Goodbye, Mr. Terupt Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525647980
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - December 1st, 2020

The kids discover their beloved Mr. Terupt is moving away at the end of the school year and begin hatching plans to make this year unforgettable.

City of the Plague God Cover Image
ISBN: 9781368051507
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - January 12th, 2021

Thirteen-year-old Sikander Aziz has to team up with the hero Gilgamesh in order to stop Nergal, the ancient god of plagues, from wiping out the population of Manhattan in this adventure based on Mesopotamian mythology.