Reading Takes You Everywhere! Summer Reading - Kids

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From board books for babies and toddlers, picture books for young children, beginning readers, grade school fiction and nonfiction, this collection of stories will take kids anywhere and everywhere. Use a little imagination and fly on a rocket ship to outer space, explore the USA and the world, travel back in time and more. It's summer and reading will take you Everywhere!


H. A. (Hans Augusto) Rey
Description: Curious George blasts off into space.
Call Number: BB Rey
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Tony Mitton, Ant Parker, illustrator
Description: Get ready for blast-off to learn all about rockets. Roaring Rockets follows the animal crew as they become astronauts heading to the Moon. This book is filled with details that machine-mad kids will love: spacesuits, oxygen helmets, the lunar lander, and much more.
Call Number: BB Mit
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Description: The Little Prince visits other planets, but his lovely rose is always in his thoughts.
Call Number: BB Tra
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Baptiste Paul, Miranda Paul, Isabel Muñoz, illustrator
Description: Children all around the world go to school. Whether they're from Japan, Ukraine, Pakistan, or the United States, all students have the desire to learn about our world and shape the future. Some children walk for three hours while others take a bus or walk over a wire bridge. The treks of these students are unique, extraordinary, and even dangerous, and it emphasizes the common determination, perseverance, and sense of adventure shared by young people around the world. Read along as students from fifteen different nations embark on their journeys to get to school in the morning, and learn about the diverse landscapes and cultures of these countries along the way.
Call Number: E Pau
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 2018
Maddie Frost
Description: Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal what happens when vehicles and animals are combined into such things as a tiger-train, parrot-plane, or salmon-submarine.
Call Number: E Fro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 13, 2018
Penny Dale
Description: A group of adventurous dinosaurs blast off on a journey into outer space to explore the Moon.
Call Number: E Dal
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Robert Burleigh, Ross MacDonald, illustrated
Description: A rabbit named Jack travels across the United States in a story based on the life of author Jack Kerouac.
Call Number: E Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Lucy Cousins
Description: When Maisy and her friends visit London, they go on a whirlwind tour of the city on a double-decker bus, a water taxi, and an underground train.
Call Number: E Cou
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Cale Atkinson
Description: Jo fears what lives in the ocean but when her father is too ill to deliver messages in bottles, she courageously takes on the job, making new friends along the way.
Call Number: E Atk
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 11, 2018
Matt Roeser, Brad Woodard
Description: Astro, an asteroid that wants nothing more than for his personal outer space to be respected, is hit by a passing satellite and sent on what turns out to be a great adventure from the asteroid belt to Earth. Includes "space facts."
Call Number: E Roe
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2018
Gus Gordon
Description: While other birds are seeing the world, George the duck is content to stay at home--or so it seems until he confesses the truth to Pascal, a visiting bear.
Call Number: E Gor
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Sun
Sam Usher
Description: It's the hottest day of the year, hotter than broccoli soup, hotter than the Atacama Desert, hotter than the surface of the sun. It's just the right kind of day for a boy and his grandad to go for a picnic. But as the sun beats down, Grandad keeps having to stop for a rest, and by the time they find the perfect picnic spot, some pirates have beaten them to it. Good job they have enough food to share.
Call Number: E Ush
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 13, 2018
Sandy Shapiro Hurt, Xindi Yan, illustrator
Description: When bold, adventurous Sylvia Rose dances through the forest, the woodland creatures just have to dance too. Enchanted, they beg her to visit them every day. But the lovely, heartbroken cherry tree is too deeply rooted to dance, much less to fulfill its dream of seeing the wide world beyond the forest. Determined to help, Sylvia Rose enlists the animals to uproot the glorious tree, and the girl and the tree set off globetrotting together, seeing the wonders of the world from the Eiffel Tower to the Sydney Opera House.
Call Number: E Hur
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Jonathan Ying, Victoria Ying, illustrator
Description: Cat and Dog travel by bike, boat, and plane on a trip from here to there.
Call Number: E Yin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 6, 2018
Mike Berenstain, Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
Description: The Bear family travels back in time, and what a sight it is. They get to see mummies up close in ancient Egypt, cheer loudly during a medieval jousting match, dine at the very first Thanksgiving, and more.
Call Number: E Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Clive McFarland
Description: Fred is a city fox, but the city can be a scary place. It's noisy, it's smoky, and it's often dangerous. One day, Fred sees a flock of birds flying over the rooftops. Where do they go? he wonders. When a bird tells him about the place called the wild, he decides to go in search of it. Will he find the wild? And what will happen if he does?
Call Number: E McF
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Lucille Colandro, Jared D. Lee, illustrator
Description: In this adaptation of the traditional nursery rhyme, a pirate swallows a treasure map, while two children lead the reader through the adventure which becomes a ride at the amusement park.
Call Number: E Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 6, 2018
James Buckley
Description: Discover the stories of explorers -- the most ancient to the modern day -- from the deepest depths of the ocean to the highest mountains in the world. In this book you'll find true stories about Marco Polo's Silk Road, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's conquest of Everest, and Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong's trip to the moon, and much more. Learn all about the explorers who discovered the unknown and made the world the place we know today.
Call Number: Ei 910.922 Buc
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2018
Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Henry Cole, illustrator
Description: When his parents tell him he cannot have a rocket ship, Ralph uses his imagination to get what he wants.
Call Number: Ei Cap
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Joe Rhatigan, Thomas Girard, illustrator
Description: An introduction to outer space.
Call Number: Ei 523.1 Rha
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Mike Berenstain
Description: The Berenstain Bears travel around the world, from Africa to the Great Wall of China, using their Anywhere-Anyplace Machine.
Call Number: Ei Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Sindy McKay, Meredith Johnson, illustrator
Description: Aunt Sue takes her niece on a ride of adventure that brings them to some unusual places.
Call Number: Ei McK
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Courtney Carbone, Hilli Kushnir, illustrator
Description: A young girl and her class go on a field trip, complete with a roller coaster, pie-eating contest, and petting zoo, in a book that helps young readers learn to express and articulate happiness.
Call Number: Ei 152.42 Car
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2018
Audra Wallace
Description: "Introduces the reader to Yosemite Park"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: Ei 917.94 Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2018
Jacqueline Harvey
Description: Alice-Miranda and her friends are off to Hollywood to take part in Lawrence Ridley's new movie. It's a western with a twist, and they'll be shooting some scenes on location at the picturesque Grand Canyon. Everyone's excited to get a sneak peek of the glitz and glamour of show business - especially Caprice. On set, however, there is high drama with tears and tantrums, romance and a string of suspicious mishaps. Is there a villain lurking behind the scenes, or could the rumours of a curse be true? Alice-Miranda is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery before tensions explode.
Call Number: J FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Kate Messner, Kelley McMorris, illustrator
Description: Ranger, a time-traveling golden retriever with search-and-rescue training, heads to Normandy on the morning of the D-Day invasion where he meets Leo, a Jewish boy who is hiding with a local farmer, and Walt, a young American soldier fighting to free France from the Nazis.
Call Number: J FIC Mes
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Ryder Windham, Robert Rath, illustrator
Description: Meet Han Solo and Chewbacca before they joined the Rebellion, as they make their living transporting cargo for Jabba the Hutt across the galaxy in the Millennium Falcon.
Call Number: J FIC Win
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Geronimo Stilton, Giuseppe Facciotto, illustrator, Nanette McGuinness, translator
Description: Traveling through time to defend history from his archnemeses, Geronimo and friends must travel to thirteenth-century China to stop the Pirate Cats from corrupting Marco Polo's famous book, "The Travels of Marco Polo."
Call Number: J FIC Sti
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Elvira Woodruff, Johnny Heller, narrator
Description: In the midst of a backyard campout, ten-year-old Matt and four other children find themselves transported back into the time of George Washington and the American Revolution, where they begin to live out American history firsthand and learn the sober realities of war.
Call Number: J FIC Woo
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Ellen Potter, Qin Leng
Description: Hidden in the fairy hole of the red maple tree are x-ray vision glasses that Piper takes to school to use as her class learns about traveling to China.
Call Number: J FIC Pot
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Alison Hart, Michael Montgomery, illustrator
Description: Leo is a hardened old sea dog who knows not to trust anyone but himself after four ocean voyages. But when he sets sail with Magellan on a journey to find a westward route to the Spice Islands, he develops new friendships as they experience hunger and thirst, storms and doldrums, and mutinies and hostile, violent encounters. Will they ever find safe passage?
Call Number: J FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Alison Hart
Description: When her pet dachshund, Scooter, goes missing, Maryellen decides to go looking for him, a search which leads her to the rocket launchpad at Cape Canaveral.
Call Number: J FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Joanne O'Sullivan
Call Number: J 910.4 OSu
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Sean Callery
Description: Reading helps you explore the branches of the military, where you can then see the world. Reading takes you places you might not go otherwise!
Call Number: Ei 355.00973 Cal
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2018
Camilla Gersh
Description: What's your emergency? From flashing lights and blaring sirens to K-9 units and EMTs, emergency services have vital roles in saving lives. Find out what it takes to respond to an emergency in Emergency Rescue. Learn police officers' secret radio code, look at a firefighter's daily schedule, and hear what emergency dispatchers say on the phone. Make sure you are prepared for an emergency and that you know who to call. Emergency Rescue shows how hard emergency responders, police officers, and firefighters work to save lives, and the important work they do to keep everyone safe.
Call Number: J 363.34 Ger
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2018
Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff, Wes Hargis, illustrator
Description: Describes the first transcontinental automobile trip across the United States in which a Vermont doctor, his mechanic, and a dog traveled from San Francisco to New York, in a landscape that had few paved roads, no gas stations, and no repair shops.
Call Number: J 917.3 Koe
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Ginjer L. Clarke
Description: Welcome to the largest rainforest in the world, a vast wonder just waiting for you to explore. Follow along as pink dolphins dart through the flooded river, vampire bats swoop down from the trees, and giant green anacondas slowly slither across the forest floor. This humongous habitat is home to millions of plants, animals, and people. But large as it may be, the Amazon Rainforest is in danger--and shrinking fast. Learn more about this amazing place and discover what you can do to help save the rainforest.
Call Number: J 577.34 Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2018
Patricia Lakin, Scott Burroughs, illustrator
Description: Blast off into a galaxy full of fun with this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the history of fun stuff!
Call Number: J 629.4 Lak
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2018
Jonathan W. Stokes, David Sossella, illustrator
Description: It provides information about ancient Rome like culture, economics, fashion, history, law, and politics of the time while offering practical advice on how to avoid being poisoned, beheaded, or torn apart by an angry mob.There is handy advice on finding the best picnicking spots to watch Julius Caesar's assassination at the Roman Forum in 44 BC, as well as helpful real estate tips to profit from the great Roman fire of AD 64. There are even useful recommendations on which famous historical figures to meet for lunch.
Call Number: J 937 Sto
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Valerie Weber, Patricia Anita Baker, Stuart Lafford
Description: Recalls what it was like to travel from Alaska to Texas as part of a military family in the 1940s and some of the differences in how people got around then and now.
Call Number: J 917.3 Web
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Gary Soto, Greg Clarke, illustrator
Description: Eager to see what lies beyond their own back yards, Fernie and his friend take an imaginary trip around the world.
Call Number: J 811.54 Sot
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Chloé Dunn, actress, Rémi Chayé, director, Claire Paoletti, original script, Patricia Valleix, original script, Fabrice de Costil, adaptator
Description: Sacha, a young girl from the Russian aristocracy, dreams of the Great North and anguishes over the fate of her grandfather, Oloukine, a renowned scientist and Arctic explorer who has yet to return from his latest expedition to conquer the North Pole. Sacha has always been fascinated by the adventurous life of her grandfather and has the same calling to be an explorer. Sacha flees her home and launches an adventure-filled quest toward the Great North in search of Oloukine and his ship.
Call Number: Children
Format: DVD
Date Added: May 18, 2018
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Curious George And The Rocket
H. A. (Hans Augusto) Rey
BB Rey
The Big Tan Van
Sindy McKay, Meredith Johnson, illustrator
Ei McK
Roaring Rockets
Tony Mitton, Ant Parker, illustrator
BB Mit
This Makes Me Happy
Courtney Carbone, Hilli Kushnir, illustrator
Ei 152.42 Car
Travels With The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
BB Tra
Yosemite National Park
Audra Wallace
Ei 917.94 Wal
Adventures To School : Real-Life Journeys Of Students From Around The World
Baptiste Paul, Miranda Paul, Isabel Muñoz, illustrator
E Pau
Alice-Miranda In Hollywood
Jacqueline Harvey
J FIC Har
Animobiles : Animals On The Mooove
Maddie Frost
E Fro
D-Day: Battle On The Beach
Kate Messner, Kelley McMorris, illustrator
J FIC Mes
Dinosaur Rocket!
Penny Dale
E Dal
Fire Ring Race
Ryder Windham, Robert Rath, illustrator
J FIC Win
Hit The Road, Jack
Robert Burleigh, Ross MacDonald, illustrated
E Bur
Following The Trail Of Marco Polo
Geronimo Stilton, Giuseppe Facciotto, illustrator, Nanette McGuinness, translator
J FIC Sti
Maisy Goes To London
Lucy Cousins
E Cou
George Washington's Socks [Audiobook]
Elvira Woodruff, Johnny Heller, narrator
J FIC Woo
Off & Away
Cale Atkinson
E Atk
Going Places
Ellen Potter, Qin Leng
J FIC Pot
Oh No, Astro!
Matt Roeser, Brad Woodard
E Roe
Leo, Dog Of The Sea
Alison Hart, Michael Montgomery, illustrator
J FIC Har
Somewhere Else
Gus Gordon
E Gor
The Runaway
Alison Hart
J FIC Har
Sun
Sam Usher
E Ush
101 Places You Gotta See Before You're 12!
Joanne O'Sullivan
J 910.4 OSu
Sylvia Rose And The Cherry Tree
Sandy Shapiro Hurt, Xindi Yan, illustrator
E Hur
Branches Of The Military
Sean Callery
Ei 355.00973 Cal
Take A Ride By My Side
Jonathan Ying, Victoria Ying, illustrator
E Yin
Emergency Rescue
Camilla Gersh
J 363.34 Ger
The Berenstain Bears: Long, Long Ago
Mike Berenstain, Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
E Ber
Jackson And Bud's Bumpy Ride: America's First Cross-Country Automobile Trip
Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff, Wes Hargis, illustrator
J 917.3 Koe
The Fox And The Wild
Clive McFarland
E McF
Life In The Amazon Rainforest
Ginjer L. Clarke
J 577.34 Cla
There Was An Old Pirate Who Swallowed A Map!
Lucille Colandro, Jared D. Lee, illustrator
E Col
The Stellar Story Of Space Travel
Patricia Lakin, Scott Burroughs, illustrator
J 629.4 Lak
Great Explorers
James Buckley
Ei 910.922 Buc
The Thrifty Guide To Ancient Rome: A Handbook For Time Travelers
Jonathan W. Stokes, David Sossella, illustrator
J 937 Sto
Ralph And The Rocket Ship
Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Henry Cole, illustrator
Ei Cap
Traveling In Grandma's Day
Valerie Weber, Patricia Anita Baker, Stuart Lafford
J 917.3 Web
Space : Planets, Moons, Stars, And More!
Joe Rhatigan, Thomas Girard, illustrator
Ei 523.1 Rha
Worlds Apart : Traveling With Fernie And Me
Gary Soto, Greg Clarke, illustrator
J 811.54 Sot
The Berenstain Bears Around The World
Mike Berenstain
Ei Ber
Long Way North
Chloé Dunn, actress, Rémi Chayé, director, Claire Paoletti, original script, Patricia Valleix, original script, Fabrice de Costil, adaptator
Children