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Kern County Library Staff Suggests...: July Recommendations for Kids

Monday, June 30, 2008

July Recommendations for Kids

Catch the Reading Bug - Kids Summer Reading Program 2008, June 2 to July 26!


There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold - After accidentally swallowing her grandson's pet fly, Grandma tries to retrieve it by consuming progressively larger animals.

Buzz, Buzz, Buzz by Byron Barton - A disastrous chain of events in the farmyard begins when the bee stings the bull.

Ace Lacewing, Bug Detective by David Biedrzycki - Aided by his friends, Ace Lacewing, Bug Detective, sets out on the trail of kidnappers who took Queenie Bee.

Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin - A young worm discovers, day by day, that there are some very good and some not so good things about being a worm in this great big world.

Some Smug Slug by Pamela Duncan Edwards - A smug slug that will not listen to the animals around it comes to an unexpected end.

Bugs for Lunch by Margery Facklam - Rhyming text introduces bug-eating animals such as geckos, trout, or even people. Includes additional facts about each creature.

Billy’s Beetle by Mick Inkpen - Billy searches for his lost beetle, assisted by both people and animals.

The Icky Bug Counting Book by Jerry Pallotta - Introduces the characteristics and activities of insects and other crawly creatures from zero bugs on the page to twenty-six army ants.


Monarch and Milkweed by Helen Frost - The exacting prose and jewel-toned illustrations echo the harmony of monarch and milkweed in this carefully researched book, explaining one of nature's most spectacular displays in a refreshingly simple manner.


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