Share a story with your child that has unfamiliar words in it, such as Who Stole the Veggies from the Veggie Patch? by Precious McKenzie. Don’t replace the word “patch” but explain that it is the area around where the vegetables are growing, or another word for garden. This helps to expand your child’s vocabulary.
–Tip by Barb M., Youth Programming and Outreach Assistant
Rafter and Benny Bailey are about to learn their super powers. In their family, everyone gets a super power the year they turn 12 so they can battle the supervillains, the Johnsons. Except this year, their powers are duds. Even Juanita Johnson admits that her power isn’t so super. Despite the warnings of their parents, the three decide to work together to try and figure out what went wrong. Along the way, they learn more about each other’s families and about what it means to be super. This is a funny and exciting read that should appeal to chapter book readers who enjoy movies like The Incredibles.
Book reviewed by Claire B., Youth Outreach Coordinator and Volunteen Coordinator
How to train your dragon is a great book, especially if your looking for something good to read. Hiccup just got a dragon names Toothless (to become a great dragon) and learn some things so Hiccup has to train him. He is smaller than tall the other dragons in the group that toothless is in. Not all the dragons that are mentioned in the movie are in the book because there is just boys (besides Hiccups’ mom and other girls that aren’t with Hiccups’ group). You should all try and read this book, its an excellent book.
Book read and reviewed by Rory.