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The Reading Corner

Infant/ Toddler:Summer in the Forest by Rusty Finch, Cottage Door Press and Illustrated by Katya Longhi.

It's SUMMER in the forest, so come and explore today. Learn about summertime in the forest alongside a bear and her cubs in this lift-a-flap pop-up board book. The little cubs journey around the forest

exploring the trees, the pond, and the bushes. The bees are buzzing, the blueberries are ripe, the pond is refreshing and the picnic is delicious. Such a busy day makes a great afternoon for a nap! What a wonderful day to be a little cub in the forest!

Preschool: A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen.

A new adventure with Mr. Magee and his dog, Dee: In A Camping Spree with Mr Magee, Mr. Magee and his trusty dog, Dee, are enjoying a peaceful camping trip when along comes a lumbering, marshmallow-loving bear, and the excitement begins. The next thing the two campers know, they are plunging down a mountain, racing down a river, and teetering on the edge of a waterfall! How will Mr. Magee and Dee find their way out of this slippery situation?

School-Age: And Then Comes Summer by Tom Brenner Illustrated by Jaime Kim.

When the days stretch out like a slow yawn, and the cheerful faces of Johnny-jump-ups jump up . . . then it's time to get ready for summer! From flip-flops and hide-and-seek to fireworks and ice cream trucks, from lemonade stands and a late bedtimes to swimming in the lake and toasting marshmallows, there's something for everyone in this bright and buoyant celebration of the sunny season. Tom Brenner's lovely, lyrical ode to summers spent outdoors will strike a chord with anyone who's ever counted down the days until school gets out, and Jaime Kim's jubilant, nostalgia-soaked illustrations leave little doubt that summer is indeed a time unlike any other.


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