1000 Books Before Kindergarten

While we are temporarily closed you can keep track of the books you read to you child and sign when we reopen.  Just write down the author and title of the books as you read them.  The sign up your child in the national campaign here at Lepper Library to read 1000 books before they start Kindergarten.  This is a great way to get them Kindergarten ready and it is free!  Children get incentives along the way and a gift at the completion.  Sign up anytime in the Children’s Department.

Wild Robot

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is all alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is–but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a violent storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island’s unwelcoming animal inhabitants.

As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home–until, one day, the robot’s mysterious past comes back to haunt her.
From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide.

Available at the Lepper Library

The Little Dump Truck by Margery Cuyler

Meet Hard Hat Pete and his little dump truck as they haul stones and rocks, carry debris, and unload at the landfill. It’s hard work, but the Little Dump Truck is always ready for action!

Preschool children will revel in the day-to-day activities of this happy dump truck. The lyrical text and bright pictures are just right for budding truck enthusiasts.

 

Available at the Lepper Library

The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate

Return to the unforgettable world of the Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling novel The One and Only Ivan (soon to be a major motion picture!) in this incredible sequel, starring Ivan’s friend Bob!

Bob sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long-lost sister with the help of his two best friends, Ivan and Ruby. As a hurricane approaches and time is running out, Bob finds courage he never knew he had and learns the true meaning of friendship and family.

Bob, Ivan, and Ruby have touched the hearts of millions of readers, and their story isn’t over yet. Catch up with these beloved friends before the star-studded film adaptation of The One and Only Ivan hits theaters in August 2020!

One and Only Bob is an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, embraced by new and old fans of Katherine Applegate’s beloved One and Only Ivan. Great for summer reading or anytime! A Today show pick for “25 children’s books your kids and teens won’t be able to put down this summer!”

 

Available at the Lepper Library

Radium Girls :Young Readers Edition :The Scary but True Story of the Poison That Made People Glow in the Dark by Kate Moore

An inspiring and engaging historical nonfiction book for kids 9 to 12, this newly adapted young readers’ edition of the acclaimed national bestseller tells the story of America’s glowing girls and their brave fight for justice

Amid the excitement of the early twentieth century, hundreds of young women spend their days hard at work painting watch dials with glow-in-the-dark radium paint. The painters consider themselves lucky―until they start suffering from a mysterious illness. As the corporations try to cover up a shocking secret, these shining girls suddenly find themselves at the center of a deadly scandal.

The Radium Girls tells the unbelievable true story of these incredible women, whose determination to fight back saved countless lives.

This enthralling and accessible young readers’ edition of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller includes all-new material, including a glossary, timeline, and dozens of bonus photos.

 

Availability at Lepper Library