Month: June 2022

News from Youth Services Blog

Apple of My Pie

by Mika Song

apple of my pie book cover
J GRAPH SONG, M.

Apple of My Pie is a cute story about how Grandpa Squirrel falls into an apple truck and is driven away to an apple orchard. His squirrel family wants to save him, so they use their friends, a bird and a man with a food truck who can read, to figure out where Grandpa has been taken. The family makes it to the apple orchard and fall into the assembly line that makes apple pies to be sold in stores. Will Grandpa and his family get eaten? Will they make it back to their city home? Read this story to find out.

Bug Scouts: Out in the Wild

by Mike Lowery

bug scouts in the wild book cover
ER LOWERY, M.

Hey Fly Guy Fans! We have your next book to read. Meet the Bug Scouts, Doug, Abby and Josh. Doug and Abby love everything about the Bug Scouts from hiking to nature exploring. and Doug well he is just here for the snacks. These bugs are on a mission to get their next badge. Follow them along in this easy-to-read graphic novel for those beginning to read on their own. Grab your binoculars and boots and get ready for a wacky adventure with your new bug friends!  

A Comb of Wishes

by Lisa Stringfellow

a comb of wishes book cover
JF STRINGFELLOW, L.

In honor of Caribbean Heritage Month here is a book from Lisa Stringfellow, who is family emigrated from Barbados.  

What if one of your wishes came true? This is what happens to Kela. She finds a comb while beachcombing on the beach of her island home. She makes a deal with an evil creature and a wish for something that she desperately wants. What Kela doesn’t know is that all wishes come at a price. This magical tale is interwoven with Caribbean folklore, giving this gem of a book a worthwhile read.  

It is also an amazing audiobook to listen to and can be accessed on Overdrive Audiobook here.  

Caribbean-American Heritage

Nat Enough

by Maria Scrivan

nat enough book cover
J GRAPH SCRIVAN, M.

When Natalie sees that her Best Friend for Always is also going to the same middle school that she is, she’s delighted! Now they can be the bestest of friends, just like before!

Or can they? Her (former) best friend has moved on to the “In” crowd, the popular kids. Not only does she not have any time for Nat anymore, she’s out and out rude!

Nat doesn’t realize it, but she’s already made some new friends. They’re right there in front of her, if only she’d look! It takes a special writing contest, a school play, (and painting her face like a parrot – honest!) before Nat is able to see the new friends standing right beside her.

This is book one of the “Nat” series. If you like Nat Enough, catch her also in the other “Nat” books by Maria Scrivan: