JUNE Titles for Young People

Summer Learning

Courtney's Pick

Crafting Calm: Art and Activities for Mindful Kids
by Megan Borgert-Spaniol & Lauren Kukla
Ease into each creative activity in this beautifully illustrated craft book to practice the powerful skill of mindfulness. 

Kortney's Pick

Awesome Engineering Activities for Kids: 50+ Exciting STEAM Projects to Design and Build
by Christina Herkert Schul
Feel like enjoying a pizza cooked in a pizza box solar oven? Well then, this is the perfect book for your summer of learning. Solve problems while thinking strategically - even if your tools are toothpicks and marshmallows.

Nancy's Pick

A Babysitter's Guide to Keeping the Kids Entertained
by Abby Colich
Get ready for your first summer job babysitting siblings or neighbor kids by assembling a Babysitting Bag of activities and crafts to keep your young charges engaged until the parents get home. This bright book includes the recipes for magic Super Sleepy Spray and Monster Away!

Randall's Pick

A History of Words for Children
by Mary Agnes Richards
This book introduces young readers to concepts such as dialects and accents, the process of learning another language, and the patterns of poetry. With an accessible, narrative style, Richards offers an enjoyable look at the ways humans communicate.

Sandy's Pick

Solar Systems by the Numbers:  A Book of Infographics
by Steve Jenkins
Explore and learn about our solar system with this fun and informative book made up of charts, graphs, and diagrams.  Using simple terms, author Steve Jenkins delivers scientific facts about the size, composition, and behavior of the major celestial bodies that form the solar system and so much more.

Victoria's Pick

Super Simple Telephone Projects: Inspiring & Educational Science Activities 
by Alex Kuskowski
This introduction to the scientific method is a fantastic resource for future inventors! From a brief history of the telephone to instructions on conducting experiments with household items, this book offers an unintimidating and straightforward approach to STEM concepts.

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