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2011 Summer Fun

  • Details about Mouse's First Summer

    Mouse's First Summer

    Lauren Thompson ; illustrated by Buket Erdogan

    Mouse and Minka invite YOU to celebrate summer with a picnic in the park.Roll down the hillon tickly green grass.Fly kitesfluttery high in the sky.And don't forget juicy watermelon!But before it's time to go home, a summer surprise sparkles in the sky.CRACKLE, POP, BOOM!What's making that sound?…more

  • Details about What Happens in Summer?

    What Happens in Summer?

    Sara L. Latta

    Why do we have summer? Why is summer weather so warm? How does summer weather affect plants and animals? What do people do during the summer? New readers will delight in learning the answers to these questions. There is even an experiment at the end of the book so readers can be a scientist!…more

  • Details about Eloise's Summer Vacation

    Eloise's Summer Vacation

    story by Lisa McClatchy ; illustrated by Tammie Lyon

    Eloise, Weenie, and Nanny are going on a road trip across the country for vacation!…more

  • Details about School's Out

    School's Out

    Johanna Hurwitz ; illustrated by Sheila Hamanaka.

    The "Class Clown" is back! Lucas Cott is ready for a summer vacation -- no more homework, no teachers, no rules! But when his mother hires a French au pair named Genevieve to help take care of Lucas and his younger brothers, he thinks it will be like living with a teacher all summer. The mischievous Lucas can't help taking advantage of "General Genevieve" -- ice cream for dinner and a popcorn blizzard are just two of his victories. And when he climbs the painter's ladder and sits on the roof, ……more

  • Details about Summer Activities

    Summer Activities

    Fiona Watt and Ray Gibson ; designed by Non Figg

    - Fun and easy projects, recipes and crafts- All titles (except Easter Activities, Fairy Things to Stitch and Sew, and Papercraft) have stickers to decorate the projects.…more

  • Details about Step-by-Step Crafts for Summer

    Step-by-Step Crafts for Summer

    by Kathy Ross ; illustrated by Jennifer Emery

    Get into the sunny season with these easy-to-make projects for summer days and holidays. From the Sock Water-Bottle Holder to the Autograph Hound to the Sparkly Flower Jar, each craft is made from readily available materials, including household recyclables. Detailed color illustrations and clear step-by-step instructions assure success as well as hours of fun for even the youngest crafters. Book jacket.…more

  • Details about Summer Camp Secrets

    Summer Camp Secrets

    by Katy Grant

    After spending one summer at Camp Pine Haven, three girls' lives will never be the same. This collection contains "Pranked, Acting Out," and "Friends ForNever."…more

  • Details about One Hot Summer Day

    One Hot Summer Day

    Nina Crews

    "An effervescent city child dances through a hot summer day until a thunderstorm brings welcome relief. Executed in collages made from color photographs, imaginatively redefined in unexpected juxtaposition....A wonderful concept book, grounded in ordinary events yet touched with magic, that will strike a familiar chord with preschool audiences while enlarging their perceptions. An auspicious debut!"--Horn Book.…more

  • Details about Summer is Summer

    Summer is Summer

    Phillis and David Gershator ; illustrated by Sophie Blackall

    School is out and it's the perfect time to explore the magic of summer! What is summer? For so many children summer is lemonade and salty air, baseball and ice cream, fireflies and starry nights, and much, much more. Join four friends as they explore the outdoor world of summer and all its sensory pleasures. Phillis and David Gershator's evocative language and Sophie Blackall's imaginative pictures celebrate this fun-filled season.…more

  • Details about No More Pencils, No More Books, No More Teacher's Dirty Looks!

    No More Pencils, No More Books, No More Teacher's Dirty Looks!

    Diane deGroat

    It's the last day of school! Gilbert is excited about summer vacation, but first there's the class party, and Mrs. Byrd will give out the end-of-the-year awards. But will Gilbert even get one? Patty's the best speller. Philip's the best reader. What is Gilbert best at? Humorous and reassuring, this story by Diane deGroat perfectly captures the bittersweet emotions of the last day of school. As Gilbert's class says good-bye to Mrs. Byrd, she reminds each of them how special they really are. And t……more

  • Details about Summerhouse Time

    Summerhouse Time

    by Eileen Spinelli ; illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

    Every year a rented pink cottage full of family, swapping stories, and riding waves mean Summerhouse Time for Sophie. Best of all is sharing a room with her favorite cousin and laughing and trading secrets like two happy peas in a cousin pod. Sophie can't wait! But when she asks the now-a-teenager Colleen if she's looking forward to their time together, Colleen just says "I guess so." What? It's the best time of the year, the time they both love. In just a little bit, they will all be together i……more

  • Details about Summer Reading is Killing Me!

    Summer Reading is Killing Me!

    by Jon Scieszka ; illustrated by Lane Smith.

    Everyones favorite time-travelers are changing their style! "The Time Warp Trio" series now features a brand-new, eye-catching design, sure to appeal to longtime fans, and those new to Jon Scieszkas wacky brand of humor.…more