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

Monday, August 2, 2010

August Recommendations for Kids


I’m the Best by Lucy Cousins - Irrepressible dog, clad in rainbow plaid pants, claims to be THE best at everything, until he realizes his bragging has hurt his friends, and he apologizes. With his self worth in question, his friends assure dog he is still loved, and all ends merrily.

The Return of the Killer Cat by Anne Fine - A week of blissful freedom awaits Tuffy the cat when she learns her family is going on vacation. Her idyllic plans are rudely interrupted when the Vicar is enlisted to cat sit. Unfortunately, the Vicar and Tuffy have distinctly divergent ideas regarding food and appropriate activities. Tensions increase when Tuffy is stranded in a tree and the vicar inadvertently launches Tuffy into the atmosphere during an attempted rescue. Airborne Tuffy lands next door in a padded basket and is outrageously pampered with three meals a day, growing so rotund his pals barely recognize him.

Little Rabbit and the Meanest Mother on Earth by Kate Klise - The circus has come to town and Little Rabbit is bursting to see them only his mother insists he first clean his unbelievably messy room. His room is so horrible; he is unable to clean it quickly, so he climbs out the window with the intent to join the circus.

Roy Morelli Steps Up to the Plate by Thatcher Heldring - Eighth grader Roy is a baseball star, waiting for the season to begin and hoping to impress the high school baseball scouts. His dreams are shattered by his divorced parents who insist he concentrate on passing his history class and only allow him to play on the losing rec league team. Plenty of baseball action transpires as Roy sharpens his mental game while maintaining his power, average, fielding, speed and arm strength.


If Stones Could Speak: Unlocking the Secrets of Stonehenge by Marc Aronson - For centuries people have wondered and puzzled over Stonehenge. Aronson, in conjunction with the Riverside Project explains intriguing new developments in the discoveries and theories at Stonehenge and the surrounding area.

Dinosaurs Eye to Eye by John Woodward - What would it have been like to see dinosaurs up close? Exciting, full color computer graphics illustrate when and where they lived and ate, and other facts currently known about them.

Poop Happened!: A History of the World from the Bottom Up by Sarah Albee - Put this book on the list of books you did not know you needed to read! Stuffed with amazing information and irreverent, amusing tidbits, this engrossing story is sure to capture attention. This lively, poop-inspired social history is also suitable for reports. Did you know King Louis the XIV, bathed only twice in his life? Not a fact you want the stubborn, anti-bathing faction of your household to know!


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