JUNE Titles for Young People

Tails and Tales: Summer Reading


Kortney's Pick

Could an Octopus Climb a Skyscraper? Could a Whale Swim to the Moon? Could a Shark do Gymnastics? Could a Penguin Ride a Bike?
by Camilla de la Bedoyere and illustrated by Aleksei Bitskoff
This humorous book series teaches animal facts through a question-and-answer format. Learn about the camouflage abilities of an octopus, the eating habits of penguin chicks, the teeth of great white sharks, and more!

Laura's Pick

House Mouse
by Michael Hall
This is the adorable story of a smart little mouse who learns that home is wherever you make it.

Nancy's Pick

The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog
by John R. Erickson
Two recent cover stories about my sons’ beloved Hank the Cowdog, in Texas Monthly March 2021, and Authentic Texas Fall 2020, reminded me of many family road trips listening to Hank books on cassette. 

Sarah's Pick

Ocean Meets Sky
by Terry Fan
A little boy honors his late grandfather’s stories filled with wonder of the ocean.  

Sharon's Pick

Monarch Butterfly
by Gail Gibbons
Gail Gibbons is a great children's book author and illustrator of a wide-range of non-fiction subjects. This beautifully illustrated book tells a story of the life cycle of the monarch: what it eats, how it grows, and so much more information. It also includes an introduction on how to raise your own monarch at home and then release it into the wild.

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