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Book Buzz Recommendations: August


Back to school is nearly upon us! Teachers have begun preparing lesson plans and students are ready to shop with their parents for new school supplies. But just because the Summer Reading Program is over and school is about to begin, doesn’t mean that recreational reading has to end. Parents can relieve anxiety over a new school year or unwind with their seasoned grade school students with these carefully selected recommendations. Happy reading!

(Ages 1-3)

Robots, Robots Everywhere by Sue Fliess

“On the ground and in the air, robots, robots everywhere!” This book of rhymes will teach your young ones about the many types of robots—from the smaller ones in the living room to the larger ones in factories.


(Pre-K –K)

Rosie Goes to Preschool by Karen Katz

Join Rosie as she goes through the first day of preschool. She introduces us to her lunch table, the toy blocks and where she stores all her books in her cubby.   


(Grades 1-3)

School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex

A new school has been built over the summer. Now it is the first day of school and everyone is nervous, especially the school itself. As the day comes close to an end, the school realizes what he was built for thanks to some help from the janitor.  

(Grades 4-6)

Maxi’s Secret by Lynn Plourde

When Timminy and his family move to a new town, he knows it won’t be easy settling into a new school. His parents get him a dog, Maxi, who is deaf and full of life. Timminy is determined to help Maxi in any way he can, but it’s Maxi that ends up being the one to help him out. 


(Ages 12 – 18)

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

After his father’s death, failing friendships, relationships and several self-harming attempts, Aaron looks into admitting himself into the Leteo Institute for a memory-alternation procedure. Will this fix all of his problems or are the problems deeper than they seem to be?


 (Ages 18 & Up)

The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker

Sharon, shy and ambitious, and Mel, loud and unapologetic, have been best friends since their first week in college. A decade later, they have become a successful filmmaking duo, but not without some cracks in their friendship. When misfortune appears, they visit their home state to be confronted by secrets long-buried from their past, longing to be restored.

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