As school librarians are winding down and enjoying their summer vacation, things at the public library are ramping up. Why? Everyone comes in to stock up on summer reading. I love it, and I know the kids do too. “Finally! I can sit and read whatever I want and not worry about doing homework,” said Sam, a 7th grader at the local middle school.
What I enjoy are all the requests to recommend a good book.
by James M. Deem
Houghton Mifflin. 2005
An archaeological mystery that details the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the burying of Pompeii in 79 A.D. by looking at the skeletons that were unearthed.
The Emperor’s Silent Army: Terracotta Warriors of Ancient China
by Jane O'Connor.
Before she became famous for her Fancy Nancy series, author Jane O’Connor wrote an fascinating nonfiction title describing the archaeological discovery in 1974 of thousands of life-sized terracotta warrior statues found in Northern China.
Cathy reviewed these two last year. They are hardly ever on the shelves.
by Ted and Betsy Lewin
Lee & Low. 2012
by Claire A. Nivola
Any title in the Scientist in the Field series are great to recommend. One of my favorites is:
by Loree Griffin Burns
Houghton Mifflin. 2010
Bee scientists from around the country are rushing to discover the cause of bee colony collapse disorder.
Pair this with
UnBEElievables : Honeybee poems & paintingsBeach Lane Books. 2012
Snuggle up and share these enchanting poems with other bee lovers. Or, read them aloud to the bees in your yard. I'm sure they will love them. buzz.
Stay tuned for more great recommendations.