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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
- Something's Wrong!
- The Little Library
- Eyes That Kiss in the Corners
- Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
- We Are Water Protectors
Third Grade to Fifth Grade Books Options
- Chronicles of Narnia
- When you Trap a Tiger
- Ancestor Approved
- Artemis Fowl
- Amari and the Night Brothers
Sixth Grade to Eighth Grade Books Options
- Closer to Nowhere
- Frozen Crown
- Lord of the Rings (any in series)
- Dragon Hoops
- Goodbye Mr. Terrupt
- 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.
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.
A three-legged dog goes on a journey of discovery.
Jake, a reluctant reader, becomes a book lover when the new librarian finds Jake a book about woodworking.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
"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.
Twelve-year-old criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl has discovered a world below ground of armed and dangerous--and extremely high-tech--fairies.
A 13-year-old girl learns she's an all-powerful magician and faces trials as she seeks her missing brother.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.