Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos by Stephanie Roth Sisson on Kanopy Kids
For every child who has ever looked up at the stars and asked, “What are they?” comes the story of a curious boy who never stopped wondering: Carl Sagan.
When Carl Sagan was a young boy he went to the 1939 World’s Fair and his life was changed forever. From that day on he never stopped marveling at the universe and seeking to understand it better.
Enemy Pie – Author: Derek Munson, Illustrator: Tara Calahan King on TumbleBooks
It was the perfect summer. That is, until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street and became neighborhood enemy number one. Luckily Dad had a surefire way to get rid of enemies: Enemy Pie. But part of the secret recipe is spending an entire day playing with the enemy! In this funny yet endearing story, one little boy learns an effective recipes for turning your best enemy into your best friend. Accompanied by charming illustrations, Enemy Pie serves up a sweet lesson in the difficulties and ultimate rewards of making new friends.
Chapter Book for Young Readers
Just Dance by Patricia MacLachlan. Ebook on Overdrive
From Newbery Award–winning author Patricia MacLachlan comes a “quiet tale about finding your own voice” (Kirkus Reviews) while learning to understand the people you love the most.
Sylvie Bloom wants to find something new and exciting this summer—at least more exciting than the cows, goats, and chickens on her family’s farm that she’s become accustomed to. Luckily, Sylvie’s teacher Mrs. Ludolf has the perfect idea. Sylvie can take over her husband Sheriff Ludolf’s column in the newspaper for the summer, reporting on all the important events that happen in their small Wyoming town. Sylvie is thrilled to have a new challenge, but she’s not sure she’ll actually see anything amazing. At least nothing like the things her mother saw when she traveled the world as a famous opera singer.Sylvie can’t figure out why her mother would give up singing in front of thousands of people. Have she and her brother Nate been holding her mother back? And when her mother’s old duet partner James Grayson writes that he’s coming to perform nearby, will she be tempted to return to the stage, without them?
Fiction Book for Older Readers
The Princess Pocahontas by Virginia Watson on AudioBookCloud
Pocahontas was regarded as indispensable to the survival of the Jamestown colony which later became the state of Virginia. “In a soft voice meant for children in the middle grades, Vanessa Benjamin’s motherly tone and British accent tell the tale of a young Indian girl growing up during the settling of the American Colonies. With a beguiling story, the author addresses the conflict of cultures for young readers. Some of the story’s word choices will help children of this age group build their vocabulary. Benjamin creates enchanting, credible, and individual voices for characters that children will love.”