Beat those Summertime Boredom Blues @ the library!
Summer vacation is almost over, and many of you are looking for something to brighten up your summertime boredom blues. What you need is some LOL fun! The books that I have chosen this week are sure to delight even the toughest crowd; both whimsical and entertaining, these items are exactly what you need to add some fun and humor into your day!
So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to your local HCPL branch today!
Open Very Carefully Nicola O'Byrne
A crocodile falls into a quiet storybook and wreaks havoc on the characters, in a tale that invites youngsters to slam the book shut or find the courage to take a peek inside.
Don't Turn the Page! Rachelle Burk
Like most children, Sami puts off going to bed for as long as possible. But reading a story about Little Bear's bedtime ritual inspires Sami, just as the young reader will be inspired by this soothing story and clever book-within-a-book conceit. A bedtime book that both parent and child will relish reading one more time, Don't Turn the Page! features a surprise ending that reinforces the sense that it's bedtime for everyone.
Big Bad Bubble Adam Rubin
An ordinary bubble may seem pretty harmless to you. To the monsters of La La Land, however, a fragile, shimmering bubble is an object of terror, and when the frightening habits of bubbles are detailed by a fear-mongering monster, Yerbert, Froofle, and Wumpus run away and cry. But with encouragement from the narrator and from readers, the three learn to confront their fears and triumph over the bubbles! An original, offbeat, and giggle-inducing take on conquering fears from the New York Times best-selling team responsible for the groundbreaking Those Darn Squirrels! books.
Help! We Need a Title! Hervé Tullet
What if you picked out a book to read, but the characters weren't ready for you yet? A clever new picture book from the creator of the New York Times bestseller Press Here. Take a peek inside this book and you'll find some characters (though they're still a bit sketchy). They'll be perplexed to see you, so they'll quickly try to track down their author (who has a lot more work to do). What you won't find is a story, or a title, because guess what? The book isn't finished yet! But surely the author must have a story to tell? In this charming "meta" picture book, children of all ages are encouraged to interact with a book still in the process of being invented. And that's a story in itself!
Count the Monkeys Mac Barnett
Kids will giggle as they count all the animals that have frightened the monkeys off the pages. Full of fun reader interactions and keeps readers guessing until the very last page! Matching Mac Barnett's brilliant wit are Kevin Cornell's luminous illustrations, which will have young readers begging to count the monkeys all over again.
Again! Emily Gravett
A little dragon and his favorite book make for a combustible combination in this clever picture book with a surprise ending. It's nearly Cedric the dragon's bedtime, and for Cedric, bedtime means storytime! When his mother reads him his favorite book, he likes the story so much that he wants to hear it again...and again...and again! Cedric's mom understands that the best stories are ripe for repetition, and she tries very hard to be patient. But sometimes dragons will be dragons-which is why this bedtime tale ends with an incendiary surprise!
The Kindhearted Crocodile Lucia Panzieri
A crocodile that longs to be a pet sneaks into a house, hides in the pages of a picture book during the day, and comes out at night to do kind and useful things for the family while they sleep.