The Flower Mound Public Library has some suggestions that will turn young readers into bookworms this summer.
“Summer slide is a thing! Students who don’t read over the summer lose ground and start school behind their peers,” says Sue Ridnour, Director of Library Services. Letting children choose their own summer books makes reading more enjoyable, she says, and the newly renovated Flower Mound Public Library has something for all ages.
Flower Mound Public Library’s Youth Services Manager Heather Botelho has compiled a list of books that are sure to entertain and enlighten even the finickiest of readers this summer.
Ty’s Travels: Beach Day! by Kelly Starling Lyons
Ty turns an ordinary day in the sandbox into a fun beach day. He wiggles his toes in the sand, finds seashells, builds a castle and splashes in the ocean. When his neighbor’s beach ball flies into his backyard, Ty learns that a beach day is even better with a friend. For beginner readers.
Astrid and Apollo and the Starry Campout by V.T. Bidania
Astrid is anxious about her family’s camping trip because she is afraid of the dark (and bears). She is doing okay, despite the bugs and the dark, until she hears the scratching outside the family’s tent, but Astrid is determined not to let her father face the threat alone. For newly independent readers, ages 6-8.
Bad Kitty Goes on Vacation by Nick Bruel
Kitty temporarily sets aside her plans for world domination to accompany her beloved Uncle Murray to Love Love Angel Kitty World, which proves to be adventurous in unexpected ways. For ages 7-10.
The Last-Last Day of Summer by Lamar Giles
What kid doesn’t want summer to end? When adventurous cousins Otto and Sheed Alston accidentally extend the last day of summer by freezing time, they find the secrets between the unmoving seconds are not as much fun as they expected. For ages 8-12.
The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James by Ashley Herring Blake
Sunny has just had a successful heart transplant, and she’s ready to live the life she never got to have. She’s on the hunt for a new best friend and maybe a first love. What she didn’t count on is her mother suddenly appearing. This is a sweet story of what makes a family, love and self-discovery. For ages 9-12.