AUGUST Titles for Young People
The Princess Diaries
by Meg Cabot
Mia tries to live her life as a normal teenager in New York and hides her secret of being the princess and heir to the throne of a small European principality, Genovia.
Little Bat in Night School
by Brian Lies
This title is a back to school favorite. Little Bat’s expectations for his first night at school may not fit exactly with his experiences. Yet by being kind, open to new friends, and exploring new opportunities, Little Bat learns to love night school. The cast of nocturnal animal classmates enjoy circle time, counting, singing, art, storytime, and more with their teacher Mrs. C, a friendly raccoon. One of the funniest illustrations depicts naptime, when owl sleeps with one eye open.
Happy Birthday, Molly!
by Valerie Tripp
I enjoyed reading all the American Girl series and birthday stories, but this one was my favorite! I loved Molly’s ruffled birthday dress and her cute little dog.
In the spirit of Billy Watson’s beloved Professor Abacus Abernathe's Compendium of Heroes, Adventurers, and Other Intrepid Travelers, I suggest:
Heroes for All Times: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #51
by Mary Pope Osborne
In this era of instant celebrity, self-promotion, and 24/7 exposure, it’s good to ponder what makes a true hero.
The Graveyard Book
by Neil Gaiman
Spine-tingling and bittersweet, The Graveyard Book is the winner of both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal awards. Also available as a downloadable eBook and eAudio on hoopla.
Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book
by Dr. Seuss
As someone who truly loves sleep this is a top contender for favorite book. This rhyming picture book is "to be read in bed!"
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Candy man Willy Wonka prompts a worldwide frenzy when he hides five golden tickets inside his infamous candy bars. The lucky ticket holders will become privy to a tour of his eccentric secret world of candy making. Nobody wants a golden ticket more than Charlie Bucket, from a desperately poor family, Charlie has learned to accept his heritage with a grace and credibility not befitting most other children. So when a miracle upon miracles happens, and Charlie finds a golden ticket, it just may prove to be a turning point far beyond his wildest dreams. This movie is one of my childhood favorites and probably always will be!