Your Friday Five

New Books for Kids

Welcome to the Northeast Neighborhood Library blog series, Your Friday Five!  Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This week we are featuring some of the great NEW books related to Summer Reading that we have to share at the library.  


digger dog cover Digger Dog 
by William Bee
Loving bones so much that he resolves to dig up the world's biggest bone, Digger Dog attempts to find the world's biggest diggers to complete the job, and digs an incrementally larger hole before discovering a fantastic fold-out surprise.
Maple book cover Maple
by Lori Nichols
A nature-loving little girl's favorite playmate is her maple tree, until the day she's surprised with a baby sister.
My Bus book cover My Bus
by Byron Barton
A bus driver named Joe heads out on his route, stopping at one bus stop after another to pick up passengers. He picks up five dogs and five cats in all, dropping nine of them off at the plane, train, or boat. The tenth passenger, a dog, Joe takes home.
Night of the Spadefoot Toads Night of the Spadefoot Toads
by Bill Harley
When his family moves from Tucson, Arizona to Massachusetts, fifth-grader Ben has a hard time leaving the desert he loves, but when he finds a kindred spirit in his science teacher and ends up trying to help her with some of her problems, he finally begins to feel at home.
 
Water Can Be book cover Water Can Be
by Laura Purdie Salas
This picture book poetically explores the many things water can be--from home maker and ship breaker to cloud fluffer and fire snuffer. Backmatter provides additional explanations.
-- Meghan Ebbitt, Children's Librarian