June 2019 Kids’ Picks

June 2019 Kids Picks

Check out all of the exciting new materials coming to the children’s room in June, just in time for summer reading!

June 4

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Bear Out There by Jacob Grant

Bear and Spider are back in another charming odd-couple friendship story, perfect for fans of Peter Brown and Greg Pizzoli. Bear’s favorite place is inside. He loves sharing his tidy home with his friend Spider. Spider loves the outdoors! When Spider’s kite flies away, Bear must venture out and into the messy forest to help his friend. As their quest in the forest goes from bad to worse, Bear and Spider show readers that being a friend means being there for each other, no matter what.


Linus the Little Yellow Pencil by Scott Magoon

Linus and his eraser, Ernie, don’t always see eye to eye. But with the family art show drawing near, these two will have to sharpen their collaboration to make something neither one could do on their own! This ode to art by the illustrator of Spoon and Chopsticks points out the power of sharing the creative process and sticking with it.

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Masters of Mischief by Rachel Renee Russell

When we last left our courageous hero, Max Crumbly, and his trusty sidekick Erin, they had just finished foiling the plans of some bumbling thieves. But Max and Erin were trapped in a smelly, dangerous dumpster of doom and about to be discovered by the last people they wanted to find them.

Now in this latest installment of Max’s journals, Max and Erin face foes both new and old as their misadventures continue. Can the two friends avoid detection—and detention!—while keeping South Ridge Middle School safe from bullies and criminals?

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Birthday on Mars by Sara Schonfeld

Even robots have birthdays! Celebrate curiosity and wish happy birthday to one of NASA’s most famous Mars rovers in this beautiful picture book!

I know we can’t be on the same planet for my birthday, but we can still celebrate together. And what’s better than celebrating curiosity?


Snoopy, First Beagle on the Moon! by Charles M. Schulz

Snoopy wants to be the first beagle on the moon, so he grabs his red scarf, a space helmet, and lots and lots of dog treats. Then it’s time for lift-off! Come join Snoopy and the Peanuts gang in this book that celebrates a collaboration between Peanuts and NASA. A special section at the back of the book includes nonfiction facts about the moon!

June 11



Midsummer’s Mayhem by Rajani LaRocca

Loosely based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, eleven-year-old Mimi Mackson entangles herself and her family with mischievous fairies when she seeks to win a baking contest.


Max Attacks by Kathi Appelt

Fish and birds and lizards and socks…is there anything Max won’t attack? Watch your ankles and find out in this clever, rhyming picture book about a very naughty kitty cat.

Max is a cat. He attacks. From socks to strings to many a fish, attacking, for Max, is most de-lish. But how many of these things can he actually catch? Well, let’s just say it’s no even match.



Groundbreaking Guys: 40 Men Who Became Great by Doing Good by Stephanie True Peters

An illustrated collection of short biographies highlights the inspiring common traits of respect, compassion and community responsibility shared by 40 very different history-shaping men, from Bill Gates and Hayao Miyazaki to Barack Obama and Mr. Rogers

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Horse and Buggy Paint It Out! by Ethan Long

Horse is all set to paint a mural his way, oblivious to Buggy’s suggestions that a bit of planning might be a good idea. But as the Horse knocks over paint cans and sends brushes flying, he relents and accepts some help from Buggy. The hilarious antics and easy-to-read text will put smiles on the faces of fledgling readers.

June 18


Wonder Park (DVD/Blu-Ray)

Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.

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The Don’t Worry Book by Todd Parr

Todd Parr brings his trademark bright colors and bold lines to his new book about things that might make kids worry–from loud news, to loud neighbors, or a big day at school. With his signature humor and instantly recognizable style, Todd speaks out to kids who are feeling the weight of their world, offering solutions and comfort, as well as giggles.

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The Unofficial Ultimate Harry Potter Spellbook: A Complete Reference Guide to Every Spell in the Wizarding World

This unofficial reference book details all of the spells ever cast or referred to in every incarnation of Harry Potter, including books, films, video games, card games and more, as well as other official spin-offs such as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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Miss Porter is Out of Order! by Dan Gutman

Miss Porter isn’t your average teacher, though. She’s a Personal Digital Assistant that literally knows everything. She can tell a million hundred weird jokes and get pizza delivered by drone in seconds!

But what happens when Miss Porter’s system is no longer set to fun? Will anyone be able to shut her down before she takes over Ella Mentry?

June 25


Mother Bruce Bruce’s Big Fun Day by Ryan T. Higgins

ibbs the mouse wants to give Bruce a BIG FUN DAY! But Bruce does not like BIG FUN DAYS. Not one bit.
This brand new tale captures the humor of the Mother Bruce picture book series while helping children transition from listening to books read aloud to reading a story themselves!
Nugget and Fang Go to School by Tammi Sauer
Eagerly accepting Minnow’s invitation to join Mini Minnows Elementary, Fang the shark finds himself in over his head in the face of beginner reading and math skills, rather smaller classmates and a teacher who looks suspiciously crabby
Super Space Encyclopedia: The Furthest, Largest, Most Spectacular Features of Our Universe
Featuring striking CGI illustrations and high-interest facts based on up-to-date discoveries, a highly visual reference covers subjects ranging from the Big Bang and the formation of galaxies to our Solar System and the latest exploration technology.
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The Bad Guys in the Big Bad Wolf by Aaron Blabey
The Bad Guys test the limits of their newly honed superpowers when Mr. Wolf is blown up to Godzilla proportions at the same time an alien invasion threatens the world with total destruction.
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Level 13 by Gordon Korman
Underachiever Cameron Boxer finds his happiness as an elite gamer alongside his beaver sidekick challenged by the demands of the school club he started by accident and misguided people in his life who think beavers should not be playing video games.