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Health and Safety for You and Me

Written By Rick Grant

Illustrated by Anabel Alfonso

Contact us for more information about the 2019 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Grades: K-1

 

Synopsis:

Join author Rick Grant in this colorful rhyming book that reminds us of the little things we can do to help be safe and healthy throughout the day.

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    Adventure

Jacob and Jet

Written By Liza Margolis

Illustrated by David Alfonso

Grades: K-2

 

Synopsis:

Meet Jacob, a boy with a big imagination in need of someone to play with. Until he meets Jet, that is. With Jet as his partner, Jacob learns many lessons, including that any adventure, whether in your imagination or in real life, is always better when you have a friend by your side.

     Inspiring

Giraffe Hears The Drum

Written and Illustrated by Phillis Gershator

Grades: 2-3

 

Synopsis:

In the Caribbean, all the frogs sing, all except one. He’s a tiny frog with a long name, Eleutherodactylus lentus, and he lives in the Virgin Islands. Lenty can’t sing like the other frogs, no matter how hard he tries. But when Señor Coquí shows up and leads the little frogs in song, Lenty discovers there is something he can do.

The Lesson Box

     Mystery

Written by Tregenza A. Roach

Illustrated by Karen L. Samuel

Grades: 3-4

 

Synopsis:

One summer afternoon Rebecca (Becca) and her friend Khalid goes on a simple errand and find a mysterious, shiny box that seems to have appeared out of nowhere. What should they do? Leave it where they have found it? Take it home? Tell their parents? Read The Lesson Box and find out how these two seven-year-olds handle the situation, never suspecting the consequences of their decision, much less what the beautiful box contains!

 

Claude’s Journey

     Adventure

Written by Wendy-Ann Diaz

Illustrated by Angel Velazco

Grades: 4 - 6

 

Synopsis:

Claude doesn’t like school. Claude is disruptive. Claude is a teacher’s worst nightmare. Ms. Spam knows all of this, and yet, as his teacher, she believes that she can help the young man change for the better. That is, until the day when he crosses the line and she has to say enough is enough. Claude is sent to the principal’s office, but instead of the principal, he meets a stranger with powers that he does not understand or believe.

The stranger takes Claude to a world before his time, where his life is in danger, where the people he meets live in constant pain and fear, but where those same people show Claude the meaning of courage and friendship. Will Claude ever return home? Will he see his mother again? Will his new friend Jeanie survive? Once you start reading Claude’s Journey, you will not want to put it down until the very end.

     Intrigue

The Best Weekend Ever

Written by Onika Hodge-Smith

Illustrated by Afiya Williams

Grades: 5 - 6

 

Synopsis:

Amani is excited to spend the weekend with her cousins, Tahira and Osai, at her grandmother’s house. However, the presence of a new girl in the neighborhood threatens to bring their promise of fun to a halt. How will Amani and her cousins respond to intimidation? Most importantly, how will they react when they learn the reason behind the new girl’s negative behavior? The Best Weekend Ever explores the role of family and community dynamics in the development of young children, as well as the importance of children seeking the advice of a trusted adult.

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