Suggestions for Kids and Families to Read this Summer

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Sleepy Story By Mario Levrero
A young boy named Nicolás asks for a story from his very sleepy father, Mario Levrero. Each tale begrudgingly bestowed on Nicolás drifts deeper into a beguiling dream world, telling of an elastic gentleman who stretches his body across town to effortlessly slip into bed, or of another sleepy young man who curls inside an upside-down umbrella to take a snooze. Ages 5-8.

Juan Hormiga By Gustavo Rodán Juan Hormiga, the greatest storyteller of his entire anthill, loves to recount his fearless grandfather’s adventures. When Juan and his fellow ants gather around for story time, he hypnotizes all with tales of his grandfather’s many exploits – including his escape from an eagle’s talons and the time he leapt from a tree with just a leaf for a parachute. With whimsical, irresistible illustrations.  Ages 5 – 8.

Dinos Vs Machines By Eric Geron Learn about the strengths and weaknesses of each dinosaur and machine. Discover the pointy horns of the triceratops, the scorching speeds of a motorcycle, the bat-like wings of the pterodactyl, and the digging power of the bulldozer. Ages 5-10.

If I Was the Sunshine By Julie Fogliano
A breathtaking picture book about the relationships we share. Through clever, thought-provoking verse and warmly evocative art, the author explore the awe-inspiring nature of relationships, love, and connection. Ages 4-8

In My Heart
By Mackenzie Porter
This is what a mother tells her child as she leaves for work each day. This lovely board book perfectly captures the sentiment that many women feel about being a working mom. The lyrical text takes us through a mother’s day away, showing us that although she’s working hard, her child is always on her mind and always in her heart. Ages baby & up

Coloring Your Way to Better English By Larry W. Hilliard
This book provides a relationship-building tool to be used by parents, guardians, and educators so they can teach the kids in their care everything from what nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs are to the components that make up sentences as well as more complicated grammar rules.  Ages 4-8.

Grammy Doesn’t Remember My Name By Lynn W. Hall
It was written to provide comfort to children who have a loved one (grandparent or relative) dealing with dementia or Alzheimer’s, and who find the situation confusing and sad. “Grammy may not be the person she used to be, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t still love us” – is the message we hope our story tells. Ages 5-10.

The Ultimate Book of Dad Jokes: 1,001+ Punny Jokes Your Pops Will Love Telling Over and Over and Over…  By Gordon Hideaki Nagai
A massive collection of laughable, cheesy jokes perfect for amusing dads while slightly embarrassing the kids. Now, no father will ever lack new material to make his kids facepalm. Drawing on the lighthearted humor of wordplay and surprise, these 1001 family-friendly jokes are appropriate to share anytime, anywhere. All ages.

The iPhone Photography Book: How to Get Professional-Looking Images Using the Camera You Always Have With You 
By Scott Kelby 
Learn to take great photos with your iPhone—the camera you always have with you! Imagine if someone took the same photographic techniques, principles, and tools used by high-end and professional photographers, but applied them to shooting with an iPhone. Imagine the type of images you’d be able to create using those same ideas. Well, finally, somebody has.