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What to Read This Summer: Books In a Series

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Have you ever read and book that was so good you didn’t want it to end?  When it is part of a series, it doesn’t – at least not right away! Try one of these and mark off “Read a Book That’s Part of a Series” on the week 8 game card for teens.  Remember, the last day to return game cards is Saturday, July 31.  Winners of the prize drawing will be announced the following week. (more…)

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What to Read This Summer: Poetry for Children

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Welcome to the week 8, the final week of Tails and Tales, the 2021 summer reading program!

Reading to children from birth is an important part of introducing them to language, building vocabulary and a lifelong love of reading.  Even very young children can benefit from reading and hearing poetry. While it’s sing-song nature is soothing, poetry can also help children learn about phonemic sounds,  build vocabulary and encourage creativity – all important in building literacy skills.

If your ready to give poetry a try, here are some of our favorite poetry books for children of all ages.

Among a Thousand Fireflies by Helen Frost

Follow Follow:  A Book of Reverso Poems by Marilyn Singer

Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast by Jack Prelutsky

Here’s a Little Poem:  A Very First Book of Poetry compiled by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters

Hi, Koo!:  A Year of Seasons by Jon J. Muth

Love That Dog by Sharon Creech

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

Swirl by Swirl:  Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman

The Tale of Custard the Dragon by Ogden Nash

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Don’t forget to pick up your week 8 game card!

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What to Read This Summer: Books Set at the Beach

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If the beach is one of your favorite vacation spots, this list of books may be just what you are looking for.  Read one, then cross of “Books Set at the Beach” on this week’s game card! Remember to turn in your completed game card for a chance to win a grand prize at the end of the summer reading program!

Ahab’s Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund

Bookshop by the Sea by Denise Hunter

Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Steadman

The Lighthouse by P. D. James

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

Ocean Prey by John Sandford

Pawleys Island by Dorothea Benton Frank

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

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What To Read This Summer: Jokes & Riddles

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Joke and riddle books are fantastic for all types of readers, from confident readers to reluctant readers. Learning a joke or riddle, telling a joke or riddle, and receiving positive feedback builds memory skills, problem-solving skills, and confidence in public speaking/performance skills! Pick one up this week to cross of “Read a Joke or Riddle Book” on the week six game card for kids. (more…)

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