Erin’s Summer Reads #1

I hope you are all as excited about summer reading as I am!  Don’t forget that registration begins June 1!  If you have any questions about summer reading, please check out this post, or feel free to call us at (229)759-2369.

Throughout the summer, I’m going to share with you some of the books that I’m reading, just in case you might enjoy them too.  I have several for you today:

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, by Tom Angleberger.  (Call number J ANGL)  Some books you have to read just because of the title.  For me, this is one of those books.  I thought that the image of the Origami Yoda on the cover was hilarious, so I read it right away.  Tommy is a sixth grader who is kinda-sorta friends with Dwight, a “sixth grade oddball.”  While Dwight does mostly strange things, he does do one cool thing–origami.  One day he makes an origami finger puppet of Yoda.  When Yoda begins giving advice through Dwight, everyone is suspicious.  But when the advice is actually good, kids start lining up with questions.  Is Origami Yoda a real connection to the Force, or is it just another of Dwight’s antics?  Tommy decides to open a case file, complete with interviews and testimonials, to solve the mystery.  Don’t miss the instructions for how to make your own Origami Yoda at the end of the book!  Ages 8 and up.

Babymouse #2: Our Hero, by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm.  (GN J Holm)  Babymouse is good at lots of things, but dodgeball doesn’t happen to be one of them.  And it doesn’t help matters that her nemesis, Felicia Furrypaws is an amazing dodgeball player!  When Babymouse learns that she will have to overcome her dodgeball fears, she works hard to prepare for the moment of truth.  Will she be a dodgeball hero, or will Felicia Furrypaws have the last laugh?  Ages 7 and up.  I also recommend Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! (GN J Holm)

Have you read any of these books?  What did you think?  Do you recommend them?


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