Beat the Heat this Summer
with the ‘Coolest’ Selection
of Great Reading!
Picture Book: Ages 5 thru 8: Harry
the elephant and his soft toy friends get ready for bedtime
snuggles but sleep doesn’t come easily. Meticulous
illustrations in colored pencil and pastels express the warmth
and security of an impressive repertoire of bedtime rituals
for slumber land.
Nonfiction: Ages 8 thru 12: Handsome
woodcuts in the boldest of colors reminiscent of 1930’s
WPA murals. A history of the song and a simplified lovely
version of the music is included.
“If you were a sea horse, you would enchant all who
saw you. One glimpse and you would remind people that there
was magic on Earth.” The undersea world of these amazing
animals is revealed with poetic language.
Fiction: Ages 8 thru 12: Unusual folktales and riddles
from around the world as well as familiar selections to keep
kids guessing from Alice In Wonderland, The Hobbit,
etc. Childlike ink-and-watercolor illustrations just as challenging.#
Selene S. Vasquez is a media
specialist at Orange Brook Elementary School in Hollywood,
Florida. She is formerly a children’s librarian for
the New York Public Library.