Summer Reading Kids Book of the Week - Every Friday

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  1.  karateKarate

    Karate takes a lot of discipline. This ebook introduces vocabulary words for karate suitable for younger kids.

  2. StretchwiggleStretch & Wiggle

    These two books go perfectly together- you should always Stretch before you Wiggle! Take this opportunity to work off some of that energy during storytime.

  3.  duckbikeDuck on a Bike & Bicycle Safety

    The Tour de France race has started and the teams will bike about 2,200 miles this month! Read “Bicycle Safety” to learn how to be safe on your bike, and the BookFlix storybook “Duck on a Bike” is fun for the youngest children as Duck bikes past  the other farm animals.

  4. hikingHiking

    Hiking is good exercise and you can learn about the local environment as you go. This book has information on the equipment you may need for hiking and how to be a good steward of public lands.

    Kansas is lucky to have 26 beautiful State Parks. Check out for a park near you with hiking trails, swimming, and other activities.

  5. blockthesun  Block the Sun, Not the Fun!

    Rhyming storybook about being sun-smart while taking part in outdoor activities.  

  6. giraffesdanceGiraffes Can't Dance & Kids Can Dance

    Dancing can be a fun way to exercise, and if you’re serious about being a dancer that takes just as much practice and athleticism as sports. In this storybook, Gerald wants to dance at the party. The other animals say giraffes are too clumsy to dance until he proves them wrong! BookFlix pairs this with an ebook about dance types & vocabulary.

  7. playground Playground Games

    This short E-STAX ebook is for the youngest readers (PreK-grade 1) and meant to focus on a few vocabulary words.  Perhaps a good book to read before drawing hopscotch patterns on the library sidewalk?

  8. gamedayGame Day

    Tiki & Ronde play on the same football team. Tiki is the quarterback and gets a lot of attention for making touchdowns, but he would not make it far without Ronde to block tackles. A book about teamwork, naturally! This book is a bit longer than other storybooks (15 minutes) and the reading level is for grade 2 and older.