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Ask Me What I'm Reading

Weekly write-ups of books recently read by the Youth Department staff.

NOTE: Please check Library Catalog for availability.

Just Like Daddy
by Frank Asch — E Asc
Picture Book

Little bear loves to do everything that his daddy does, from washing his face in the morning to picking flowers for mom.  Humorous ending! (KW)

A Pig, a Fox, and a Box
by Jonathan Fenske — JE Yellow Fen
Beginning Reader

In rhythmic language reminiscent of Dr. Seuss, here’s a beginning reader about Fox who wants to trick Pig. Fox tricks Pig once, he tricks him twice, but the third time Pig is determined not be tricked. And the joke is on Fox. Short and amusing—perfect for those learning to read. (AE)

The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage
by Selina Alko; illus. by Sean Qualls and Salina Alko — j 306.846 Alk
Nonfiction, Civil Rights

Wonderfully lively yet respectful mixed-media illustrations and text introduce readers (gr. 1-4) to the Supreme Court case that allowed interracial marriage throughout the United States.  Richard and Mildred Loving are true heroes. (PS)

Absolute Truly
by Heather Vogel Frederick — j Fre
Realistic Fiction, Mystery

After her dad is injured in Afghanistan, Truly’s family moves back to Dad’s hometown of Pumpkin Falls, N.H.  He’ll be running the family bookshop.  It’s a tough move for Truly—new school, new friends, a changed Dad. Then a 20-year-old note in a copy of Charlotte’s Web sets Truly and her new acquaintances on a path of clues and mysteries.  Solid start to the new “Pumpkin Falls Mystery” series! (PS)

The Bus is for Us!
by Michael Rosen — E Ros
Picture Book

Go for a fun ride with this rhythmic, rhyming story about kids riding bicycles, cars, trains, planes, balloons, sleighs, fish, kites, and—of course—a bus. And the bus is the best, because all the kids can ride together! With large ink and watercolor illustrations, this book will be a joy to read out loud. (AE)

Trombone Shorty
by Troy Andrews — JE921
Nonfiction, Picture Book Biography

Troy “Trombone Shorty” got his name by playing a trombone twice his size on the streets of New Orleans.  At a jazz concert, he gets noticed by a famous jazz musician named Bo Diddley and eventually becomes a famous musician himself. (EM)

Something Sure Smells around Here
by Brian P. Cleary — j811.6 Cle

Here is a slim (but fun) collection of limericks. Limericks are 5 lines short, rhyme in a special pattern, and are meant to be funny. Tickle your funny bone with wordplay and wit. You’ll end up wanting to create a limerick of your own! (AE)

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