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Summer is a perfect time to catch up on your reading! Bring a book or three with you on your summer vacations, or simply stretch out in the backyard and dive into a good book! All local libraries offer some form of Summer Reading prorgams - to learn about the Summer Reading Programs being offered within the Free Library of Philadelphia - just click the art to the left!

Joe Hilton's Monthly Picks
for June 2010

by Joe Hilton
of the Free Library of Philadelphia

Killer Pizza
by Greg Taylor

Fourteen-year-old Toby Magill gets his first summer job at Killer Pizza and quickly soon discovers that the business is a secret monster-hunting organization that hunt down shape-shifting creatures preying on innocent people. Ages 5-9

 

I So Don't Do Mysteries
by Barrie Summy

Thirteen-year-old Sherry Holmes Baldwin has to solve the mystery of who is illegally hunting down rhinos in San Diego Wild Animal Park to help out her mother. Her mother has passed away but still needs her help in the afterlife. Grades 4-6

 

The Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang
by Amy Ignatow

Lydia and Julie best friends in the fifth-grade try to find out what makes a girl popular at their school. If they do their secret research well they will know how to be popular at their middle school next year. Grades 5-7

 

Invisible Lines
by Mary Amato

Seventh grader Trevor travels from his poor housing development to his new school in a affluent neighborhood. Trevor tries hard to keep up with his homework, babysitting at home, and playing on his school soccer team, but he has a enemy. Grades 6-9

 

Powerless
by Matthew Cody

After moving to a new town twelve-year-old Daniel Corrigan learns that all his new friends have superpowers but will lose them, and all memory of ever having them, when they turn 13. Daniel tries to help his friends retain their powers. Grades 5-8

 

Rivers of Fire
by Patrick Carman (Series)

Atherton is a manmade planet created by a mad-scientist and it is starting to collapsed causing major environmental changes. The people of this world must unite to survive or all will perish. Grades 5-8

 

A Pony Named Peanut
by Sindy McKay (Easy Reader)

Jessica leaves the city to spend the summer with her aunt and uncle in the country. On the ranch she meets a pony from an animal shelter. Grades K-3

 

Abracadabra! Magic with Mouse and Mole
by Wong Herbert Yee (Easy Reader)

Mole is super excited that Minkus the Magnificent will perform his magic show in the woods. Mole takes his best friend Mouse to the show and they have front row seats. Grades K-3

   

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Kids Corner Librarian Joe Hilton has been recommending good books for almost twenty years on Kids Corner! Below you can click any month and check out Joe's picks. Click the open book to your right to view the reading picks for the current month.


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