Ready for your local summer reading program? Keep your kids engaged with books and learning all season long. Here are some picks to help you get started.
7 Ate 9
By Tara Lazar, illustrated by Ross MacDonald
Walking through Barnes and Noble in Mentor with my youngest son, I stumbled upon this book. This common joke from my childhood has turned into a fun and entertaining book. The Private “I” was helping 6, who came into his office fearful of 7, because 7 ate 9. However, the facts don’t add up.
Peanut Butter and Jelly
(A Narwhal and Jelly Book)
By Ben Clanton
Best friends Narwhal and Jelly are back in their third easy reader graphic novel. This time, Narwhal discovers a new favorite food — peanut butter! It’s up to Jelly to show Narwhal how fun it is to try new things. Recommended by Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library
Local Author Spotlight:
Kai and The Daddyman
By Michelle Person
Kai is the luckiest little girl in the world because she has a Daddyman. Join Kai as she explores the world under the adoring eye of her Daddyman. Every day is an adventure with The Daddyman!
Great Books for Summer
Have your child try out these titles this season.
Ten Hungry Pigs
By Derek Anderson
One pig sets out to make a perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch. Ten more pigs soon come along, adding all kinds of food — from pancakes and peas to macaroni and cheese. There’s a twist at the end.
By Amy Krouse Rosenthal and David Roberts
Kids love a challenge, and you can bet they’ll do their darndest to rise to the one set out in Don’t Blink!…especially when bedtime is on the line.
I am Enough
By Grace Byers, illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo
This is a lyrical ode to loving who you are, respecting others, and being kind to one another.
By Gordon Korman
Chase wakes up in a hospital room and suddenly has to learn his whole life all over again. Chase finds he has a messy past and has to figure out what it means to get a clean start.
Same, But Different
By Holly Robinson Peete, RJ Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete
Teenagers Ryan Elizabeth Peete and her twin brother, Rodney, who has autism, share their up-close-and-personal experiences on what it means to be a teen living with autism.
By Terri Libenson
Izzy is the dreamer. Bri is the brain. The girls’ lives converge in unexpected ways on the day of a school talent show, which turns out to be even more dramatic than either Bri or Izzy could have imagined.
Rock the Reading with Summer Reading Programs from Area Libraries
Libraries around Northeast Ohio are putting out their Summer Reading programs. Find one near you! Get more details on NortheastOhioParent.com
AKRON-SUMMIT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Mind, Body & Sole: Libraries Rock! A reading/wellness experience for the whole family to enjoy. Register now at your nearest Akron-Summit County Public Library, akronlibrary.org
AVON LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Libraries Rock! Come rock at the library with the Summer Reading Club Kickoff Party on 6/2. Avon Lake Public Library, 32649 Electric Blvd., 440-933-8128, alpl.org
CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
Summer Lit League: Make the Most of Your World. Check out Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Central and South America, all through the magic of books. 325 Superior Ave., 216-623-2800, cpl.org
CUYAHOGA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Libraries Rock! Register online at your local branch. cuyahogalibrary.org
Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Parties. Check your local branch. 1-3 p.m. elyrialibrary.org
GEAUGA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Libraries Rock! Check out the series of rock concerts throughout the county. geaugalibrary.net
Around the World in 30 Days of Reading. Reading Road Trip for Preschoolers and Reading Road Trip for Teens. heightslibrary.org
Summer Reading Program. For children entering fifth grade and younger, 96 Library St., 330-653-6658, hudsonlibrary.org
KENT FREE LIBRARY
Libraries Rock! Kent Free Library, 312 W. Main St., 330-673-4414, kentfreelibrary.org
LAKEWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY
Libraries Rock! Lakewood Library, 15425 Detroit Ave., 216-226-8275, lakewoodpubliclibrary.org
LORAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Summer Library Program Kick-Off and Beach Party. Noon-3 p.m. 1800 W. Erie Ave., Lorain, lorainpubliclibrary.org
MEDINA COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY
Libraries Rock! Summer reading game for children and teens. mcdl.info
MENTOR PUBLIC LIBRARY
Libraries Rock! Mentor Public Library, 8215 Mentor Ave., 440-255-8811, mentorpl.org
The Summer Reading Club runs for eight weeks. Libraries Rock! Teen Summer Reading Program. 184 Phelps St., Painesville, 440-352-3383, morleylibrary.org
NORTH CANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
It’s an Epic Summer. Reading clubs for all ages. North Canton Public Library, 185 N. Main St., 330-499-4712, ncantonlibrary.com
REED MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Libraries Rock! For all ages. Reed Memorial Library, 167 E. Main St., Ravenna, 330-296-2827, reedlibrary.org
ROCKY RIVER PUBLIC LIBRARY
Libraries Rock! Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton Road, 440-333-7610, rrpl.org
STOW-MUNROE FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Libraries Rock! Summer Reading 2018 is all about music. Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, 3512 Darrow Road, 330-688-3295, smfpl.org
WADSWORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Summer Reading Club. Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad St., 330-334-5761, wadsworthlibrary.com
WICKLIFFE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Libraries Rock! Wickliffe Public Library, 1713 Lincoln Road, 440-944-6010, wickliffepl.org
WILLOUGHBY-EASTLAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Libraries Rock! Children, adults and teens can join to have a chance to win great prizes. we247.org