By Chuck Pieri
Branch Children’s Librarian
Maybe you didn’t have a chance to go on vacation this summer. Did you know that there are lots of places to explore and you don’t have to step outside the library? Why don’t you get started on your next great adventure – get lost in a book!
Don’t forget, the more you read, the more chances you have to win our grand prizes in the Summer Reading Program!
The nine lives of Jacob Tibbs
Author: Cylin Busby
This is a thrilling, 19th-century seafaring tale told from the perspective of the ship’s cat named Jacob. Through the cat’s narration, the reader experiences life aboard the ship and all of the exciting adventures that happen to the captain and crew!
Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms
Author: Katherine Rundell
Wilhelmina Silver, or Will for short, lives a carefree life on a farm in Zimbabwe when an unexpected event forces her to go to England and attend a boarding school for girls. She finds her new life cruel and restrictive and decides to run away. How will she survive on her own?
Stella by Starlight
Author: Sharon Draper
Stella lives in a small North Carolina town during segregation. She witnesses a Klan gathering and later on experiences their hatred first-hand when they set a neighbor’s house on fire. Will the community cower in fear or stand together to confront this evil?
More titles can be found on Read Alouds too good to miss lists.