Our Summer Reading Program, “Dig Deeper…Read, Discover and Investigate,” will begin on Tuesday, June 15! Come to the Library on Tuesday or anytime thereafter to sign up to participate in the reading game… help us read down into the layers of the earth. How many layers will all of the babies, kids and teenagers be able to scale down into by reading? Look for the chart in the Young Readers’ Room to find out! Find the summer performance schedule on our website, Young Readers’ Room (akspl.org), and Facebook pages Young Readers’ Room, A.K. Smiley Public Library | Facebook.
Do you remember as a kid when learning something new was like having an “A HA!” moment? Well, those days don’t need to be over! Let the Young Readers’ Room non-fiction collection help add to your brainpower! We have an amazing collection of non-fiction titles to entice even the youngest of your family to browse the shelves and increase their knowledge.
For example, on our “New” non-fiction shelves you will find this month’s suggested readings. A new series by established author Kate Messner, “History Smashers” the newest entry is “The Titanic” with illustrations by Matt Aytch Taylor. This book will have readers turning page by page to find out the scoop on this historical shipwreck. The text is written for grades third through sixth, with illustrations and graphs interspersed throughout the book. History Smashers is a great series to get your kiddos interested in history!
Can you hum or sing along: “Take me out to the ballgame, take me out to the crowd…” its baseball season and we have “The Everything Kids’ Baseball Book” ready to check-out. This 2020 edition contains 9 chapters consisting of baseball teams, rules, stats, and records held. With little blurbs and illustrations spread out in each chapter, this makes for a great resource for your baseball-loving child!
“If Bees Disappeared” by Lily Williams is a book based in the United Kingdom and what the county of Kent did to uphold its bee population. This book lays out the idea that if the bees disappeared then birds would disappear, and that would have an impact on our food supply. So check out this title today to learn what you can do to ‘bee’ responsible and keep the bees, birds and foods coming!
Tiera Fletcher and Ginger Rue wrote “Wonder Women of Science…Twelve Geniuses Who Are Currently Rocking Science, Technology and the World” for third through seventh grade readers and the illustrations were created by Sally Wern Comport. These women are all masters of their field, from math to animals to computer science fun and more. This book will have your kids reading to find out more and more information. Maybe one day your child will be included in a book similar to this one!
My final suggestion for today is “Bill Nye’s Great Big World of Science.” Fifth graders and upper level readers will find this book hard to put down. Filled with colored photographs, illustrations, charts and graphs, your science-bound child will find fulfillment in this big book! Bill Nye does not disappoint with this fun-filled, science project information-finding book! Science is such a broad topic and this book helps to differentiate between the different categories… toward which subject of science will you navigate?