Summer Reading 2017

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Adults and older youth - checkout our blog's summer reading highlight post for information on our Skill Builders resource and links to architecture ebooks.

Click a title below to go directly to it on either Scholastic BookFlix or Britannica E-STAX. Any promoted title will be available through the summer for easy storytime use, new book added every Friday morning.

Book of the Week

  1. otterscitizensDo Unto Otters and We are Citizens
    (BookFlix storybook pair )

    Bunnies and otters learn to get along despite their differences, which showing you how to say "excuse me" and "thank you" in four languages.
  2.  solvingrealworldSolving Real-World Problems With Civil Engineering
    Britannica E-STAX eBook 


    Civil engineers build things like bridges, canals, and dams to bring water to cities and allow us to travel more easily. Learn more about these big projects. Librarians, there’s a simple bridge example on page 28. If you want to learn about more types of engineers scroll down on the book details page & click on the “Let’s Find Out!” series link.
  3. curiousgarden Curious Garden (BookFlix storybook pair)

    In a city without greenery, Liam loves being outside. One day his curiosity leads him up on an unused railway, and discovers he can build a garden. His garden spreads through the dreary town and soon other kids are gardening too.

  4. man-made Natural or Man-Made (Britannica E-STAX ebook)

    What makes something natural versus something people make? Librarians, this is another great book to use as a starting place with an activity (natural material next to an item made with it). 
  5. backhoes
     I'm Dirty / Backhoes Set
    (BookFlix storybook & nonfiction pair)


    Video storybook has a backhoe explaining all its parts and how it works. Read the ebook afterwards for more details and photos instead of illustrations.
  6. whatsitmade
     What Is It Made Of?
     (Britannica E-STAX ebook)


    Can you tell the difference between things made of wood, plastic, and metal? Librarians and parents, this would be a great book to read along with an activity board of different items.
  7. appleseed
     Johnny Appleseed
    (BookFlix story & nonfiction pair)


    Did you know Johnny Appleseed was a real person? He planted apple trees to feed the community just as he spread kindness to his neighbors. There's so many ways to build a better world!
  8. buildingshapes   Building with Shapes (Britannica E-STAX ebook)

    There are shapes everywhere you look. Explore the names of shapes and what you can do with them.