Impromptu Book Reviews
 by Gabrielle Zornes
Youth Services

This is a review spot for Juvenile and Young Adult books. It includes picture books, nonfiction books, chapter books and young adult titles. 

I have read all of these books myself and I think that they are either fun, interesting or noteworthy. Hopefully, if you are having trouble finding a book to read you can check out these reviews and find at least one title that you like. Happy Reading! 

The letters or numbers in bold type below the book title are the catalog number, to help you find the book on our shelves.

To see if the book is on the shelf at our library or to put it on hold, check out our online card catalog.

Previous reviews may be read on the archives page

A Midsummer Night’s Faery Tale
by Wendy Froud
Catalog:  J Froud

A young faery named Sneezle wakes on Midsummer Eve to find an adventure awaiting him. Strange things are happening in the faery realm and Sneezle must go on a quest to save the day. This book has wonderful, imaginative illustrations of many different scenes in the story. If you enjoy reading fantasy books, you will really have fun with this title. If you like reading about fairies, also try Catkin by Antonia Barber (J 398.24 Barber)



Crawdad Creek

Crawdad Creek
by Ellen Evert Hopman
Catalog: J 574.5 Parker

This picture book shows the reader some of the things you might find in and around a creek in the summer. Hopefully, it will give you some new ideas to think about the next time you visit this kind of habitat. If you like this book
also try Pond and River: Eyewitness by Steve Parker (J 574.5 Parker)


 Fun on the run : travel games and songs



Fun on the Run: Travel Games and Songs
by Joanna Cole
J 793.7 Cole

Are you going on a long car trip and you know you will be bored? Try this book for lots of fun. It is full of great travel entertainment  including word games, memory games, license plate games, jokes and songs. I used to play the game I Spy (page 35) and the License Plate Race (page 51) when I was a little girl. It is still lots of fun to challenge yourself and your family.

For other games to play in the car, try Super String Games by Camilla Gryski (J 793.9 Gryski)

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul
by Jack Canfield
Catalog: YA 158 Canfield

This book is great if you only have a little bit of time to read each day. There are funny and inspirational stories and cartoons that really apply to life as a teenager. If you like this book also check out the many other Chicken Soup for the Soul books in the Young Adult and Adult sections (158 Canfield for Adult section)


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