Book Hunters in Brief: Summer Reading Edition

BHiBHCPL's Summer Reading Fun 2014 starts Monday, June 2 and Book Hunters will be here to help make this a great summer of reading for you and the whole family. Just tell us what you like and we'll send you a list of reading recommendations. Let the R and R begin! (That's reading and relaxing, folks).

Here are few of our favorites in keeping with this year's science-related themes

What Will Hatch?  by Jennifer Ward (toddler)

Oh, No!, or How My Science Project Destroyed the World by Mac Barnett (picture book)

A Tooth is Loose by Lisa Trumbauer (early reader)

Shaping Up Summer by Lizann Flatt (juvenile nonfiction)

Tesla's Attic by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman (ya fiction)

The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch by Lewis Dartnell (adult nonfiction)

Don't forget to register for Summer Reading Fun starting on Monday, June 2.

Use Basic Chemistry to Create a Crystal Project

 If you only want to checkout one book this week, I would suggest that you get Science and Craft Projects with Wildlife, by Ruth Owen. Why?  It includes the instructions on how to make crystal "rocks' using borax.  This was one of my favorite things to do as a kid, and every child that I have shared it with, absolutely loves it! 

A kid's alternative to Godzilla?

Here comes Destructosaurus! is Aaron Reynold's newest book. (You may recall his book Creepy Carrots was on last year's 2x2 list.) An angry lizard rages through New York City tramping everything in his wake, but really

(spoiler alert)

he was just looking for his teddy bear.

A Melodious Tale

 This is a lovely picture book that has been loosely based on an article that ran in the Washington Post several years back. It is a story that stuck with me;  I was delighted to learn that it is now written in a format that I can share with young people. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I have.   

Wile E. Coyote, Physical Science Genius


I always liked Wile E. Coyote, but I was not a big fan of his cartoons because he was always getting smushed or blown up by the Roadrunner.   Now, Wile E. is starring in his own series of science books. In these, you learn the scientific principles of all of Wile E.'s different contraptions and experiments that he uses when he tries to catch the Roadrunner.


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