Have you ever wished you lived in the future with a robot dog for a pet? Or had adventures that led to the long-forgotten under-realms of Hollywood where cast off sets and props take on a life of their own? Or have you ever wished you would suddenly wake up from amnesia and remember that you were someone famous, maybe a pirate?
Can’t decide what to read? Below is a sampling of Adult Fiction (AF), Adult Non-Fiction (ANF), Young Adult (YF) and Juvenile Fiction (JF) titles that the MCPL Liberty Branch staff have chosen as some of their favorite reads to get you started: ·
Fancy Nancy by author, Jane O'Connor, is a really cute book about a little girl who does everything with flair. Of course, Nancy just loves to be fancy. For her, the best way to be fancy is to dress up and use big words. She especially likes French words. It's a fun story, which leaves the reader without a definition to each of these fancy words. It's a fun story with a whole lot of vocabulary building.
To this day, I can still remember how “grown-up” I felt when I checked out my first chapter book from the public library. On the way home, we stopped and got an ice cream cone. Whether your child likes to read or is a reluctant reader, using incentives can encourage reading. Milestones for different rewards could be reading a certain number of pages, number of books, time spent reading, or progressing to a higher level of difficulty.
Have you checked out Judy Blume’s books about Peter, Sheila and Fudge? If you have a chance, read them in order. But even out of order, they’re still awesome stand-alone books. I haven’t read these in a number of years, but if you or someone you know is looking for a fun read in the juvenile fiction area, don’t miss this series (or anything else by Judy Blume, really).
Dogs have long been called "man’s best friend", but the romanticized picture plays out most often as a boy and his dog. For some reason, more troubles and adventures seem to follow on the heels of young boys and their dogs. The following book series are fun stories about boys and dogs, but don’t worry, girls will find plenty to love about these books as well.
Currently at the library, we are challenging ourselves to read more Young Adult and Juvenile Fiction so we can better recommend books to our younger customers. When I first learned of this challenge, I was skeptical. Young Adult and Juvenile books just didn’t appeal to me.