New at Peter White Public Library

New Youth Books

Summer is a great time to curl up on the porch or in your hammock with a great new book! PWPL Youth Services is constantly getting in new books for our new shelf-here are some stand out fun reads for kids.

“I Survived” Graphic Novel Series

The I Survived books by Tarshis have been popular for years-and now they are available in full-color graphic novel format! New to the shelves is “I Survived the Attacks of September 22, 2001” & “I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967”. A great way for kids to familiarize themselves with different points of history, the graphic novel format makes these popular books even more appealing.

“JoJo Makoons” Series

Written by Dawn Quigley, new to our shelves is books 1 “Fancy Pants” and book 2 ” The Used-To-Be Best Friend”. This series is intended for newly independent readers, or would be great as a read-aloud. JoJo is the 1st grader 7 year old protagonist of this new series. A likeable character, readers will giggle along with JoJo as she learns about herself and her community. Set on a fictional Native American Ojibwe reservation, readers will also learn a few Ojibwe words and some of the unique and special elements found in Ojibwe and other Native American communities.

“Hello, Earth! Poems to our Planet”

Written by Joyce Sidman and illustrated by Miren Asiain Lora, this is a gorgeously illustrated book all about the planet Earth. Starting out in space, each double page spread focuses on a different aspect of the earth from the deep ocean to the stars. Beautiful read-aloud that celebrates the planet we call home.

“The Secret Signs of Nature: How to Uncover Hidden Clues in the Sky, Water, Plants, Animals, and Weather”

Written by Craig Caudill and illustrated by Carrie Shryock, this book is perfect for learning more about the world we occupy! Packed full of information and amazing illustration kids can learn things such as “Why the ocean is the colors it is?” and “How does ivy grow?”. I-Spy in nature!

“My Pet Goldfish”

Partly a picture book and partly a non-fiction book about caring for and the life of a pet goldfish, Catherine Rayner’s new book is not to be missed! This book follows the life of a goldfish named Rirchard. Illustrations accompanying informational text allow the book to be read for enjoyment, but also to learn what your pet goldfish needs and why. Following Richards life until he was 4.5 years, children will how goldfish grow larger and larger until they need a pond to live in. Great book, especially for anyone considering a goldfish as a pet.

“Tisha and the Blossoms”

Picture book written by Wendy Meddour and illustrated by Daniel Egneus. We are always in a hurry in this world, and in this beautiful picture book, the author explores what happens when we decide to slow down. After a day of being told to “Hurry Up”, Tisha asks her mom if they can slow down. And so they walked home, and explored and counted and observed the world around them. Ending the day with a family picnic and catching blossoms, you may be inspired to try slowing down yourself every now and then!

“Construction Site: Road Crew, Coming Through!”

Picture book written by Sherri Duskey Rinker and AG Ford. The “Construction Site” books are some of my all-time favorite construction themed picture books! With lively, rhyming text accompanying the cheerful illustrations of construction trucks, this book tromps through a construction project, showing each vehicle and what job each does as the trucks work together to make a new road.

By Sarah Rehborg

Youth Services


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