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Check Out The Books We Recommend This Summer For Children!

6/11/2014 -- Summer’s almost officially here, school’s out and our Summer Reading Program has begun!


Check out some great books your children can read this summer.


Books are available through your Lorain Public Library System (LPLS).



Summer Book Recommendations

List Compiled by Erika Bobka, LPLS children’s librarian



• Summer Days and Nights by Wong Herbert Yee (Ages 4-6)

A little girl explores the summer world around her both in the daytime and at nighttime.  Soft illustrations paired with a gently rhyming text bring to life the relaxing activities of hot summer days and the curious animals that come out when the sun goes down.  This picture book is a great introduction to the approaching season.  


• Tugboat by Michael Garland (Ages 4-7) 

Simple text paired with vibrant digitally enhanced illustrations show kids the mighty achievements that small tugboats are capable of in this nonfiction picture book.  From tugging a massive cargo ship into port, to pulling the fireworks barge on the Fourth of July, readers will get a nice introduction into the daily activities of a tugboat.  A short glossary is included in the back of the book. 


• Thunderstorm by Arthur Geisert  (Ages 4-8)

Beautifully detailed illustrations tell the story of a midsummer thunderstorm that blows through a farm in the Midwest.  From the animals sheltering underground and in trees to the families in farmhouses, barns and garages cleaning up from the storm’s destruction, kids will get an unforgettable look at Mother Nature over the course of a blustery summer afternoon. 


• Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses by Kimberly & James Dean (Ages 4-7)

Pete the Cat is feeling blue until he’s given a pair of cool sunglasses that make him see the world around him in a whole new way.  Magically his mood is brightened, but will the good feelings last after the sunglasses break?  A free animated video to accompany the book can be downloaded at the publisher’s website.