July Books

July Children's Books

July Books

"Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks." — Dr. Seuss

Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375837000

Good Sports: Rhymes about Running, Jumping, Throwing, and More
Illustrator Chris Raschka

A collection of rhymes about running, jumping, throwing and more. Prelustsky's short poems celebrate winning and losing, those who keep trying, those who play well, those who don't play well, and enjoying a sport.

The untitled poems are on many different sports: baseball, gymnastics, basketball frisbee, and many more. They are told in the first person as a child dreams of someday making the team, or making the shot, or catching the ball.

They capture the drama, excitement, and how it feels for those who play a sport.

WHY A DISGUISE? (Aladdin Picture Books)
By Laura Numeroff

Introduce your young readres to "Why a Disguise?" by Laura Numeroff author of "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie?" In this story a boy demonstrates the usefulness of a dime-store disguise.

Make Masks

Paper Mache Masks
4 day activity - Age 4+

Plaster Face Mask
Age 7+

Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll
by Franklyn M. Branley

This work offers a clear, effective explanation of thunderstorms for young readers and safety precautions to follow during a storm.

Sites to See

Super Sparker Make very, very, very, tiny lightning, anytime you want.

Fun With Lightning!

Personal Lightning Safety Tips - print and review)

Tornado Alert (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
by Franklyn M. Branley

This title in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series "tells what tornadoes look like, why they occur, when they occur, and what to do when one strikes.

Thunder Cake
by Patricia Polacco

When the air gets heavy and dark clouds drift low over the fields of Grandma's farm, her frightened granddaughter hides under the bed.

But Grandma insists that this is Thunder Cake baking weather and the two are soon scrambling to gather the ingredients to make the cake--and get it into the oven before the storm arrives.

The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1)
by Lemony Snicket

There is a warning with this book.
Dear Reader,
I'm, sorry to say that the book your holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells the tale of three very unlucky children...in this short book alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune and cold porridge for breakfast, but there is nothing stopping you from putting this book down at once and reading something happy....

A quality tale, with creepy humor and humorous tones, of the 3 orphaned Baudelaire children and the mean Count Olaf. A page turner as you will keep reading to find out how the Baudelaire children will use their wits and resources to defeat the terrible Count Olaf. A thrilling book from start to finish with twists and turns and thrilling suspense.

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