Youth Book Club Selection Summer 2017

It’s already time for our second book selections of 2017.  We hope that enjoyed the first selections and will devour these books as well. 

For our teen selection we will be reading The List by Siobhan Vivian.  When a list is posted at the start of homecoming naming two girls from each grade as the ugliest and prettiest the whole school is abuzz. Told through the viewpoints of eight high school girls this book tackles topics such as peer judgement self-esteem and identity. 

This quarter we will be reading Rules by Cynthia Lord.  Catherine has an autistic brother whom her family’s lives revolve around.  She spent years trying to teach him the rules of life.   Catherine is so focused on what normal is and how people should act leading to her own behavior jeopardizing the friendships she has cultivated.

We have two selections for our youngest readers this quarter.  The first is Fluffy and Baron by Laura Rankin.  A sweet story detailing the friendship between a fuzzy yellow duckling and a dog as they both grow and explore their own individual lives. Wonderfully illustrated this book will be enjoyed by the youngest of readers.

The second book we are featuring for our youngest readers touches on water, because no one should be left out on this important topic.  Water Can Be, by Laura Purdie Salas, draws younger readers in as it is written in rhyme. While engaging kids with rhyme, the book looks at all the many forms and roles water can take across the beautifully illustrated pages.