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Librarian's Picks: Books to Read the Week of August 20

Each week, librarians from Prince George's County Public Libraries will pick a few books they think should be added to your summer reading list. Let us know what you think!

Starry Safari
by Linda Ashman

Bedtime becomes a jungle safari until the Big Safari Ranger brings it to a halt.

Call Number: EASY ASH
Ages: 3 - 6. 

Sassy: Little Sister is Not My Name
by Sharon Draper

Sassy doesn’t like being called “Little Sister.” She doesn’t like wearing boring uniforms to school. She loves lip gloss and glitter and her “Sassy Sack” which is filled with just the right thing to solve any problem.

Call Number: J FICTION DRA
Grades: 3 - 5.

Pizza, Pigs and Poetry: How to Write a Poem
by Siobhan Dowd

Do you want to write poems but don’t know where to begin? This humorous book contains lots of exercises, pointers and ideas to help you!

Call Number: J 811.54 PRELUTSKY
Grades: 6 - 8.

As Simple as Snow
by Gregory Galloway

Anna is a mysterious and complex girl who spends much of her time writing obituaries for the townspeople. When she disappears without a trace, her boyfriend is desperate to find out what happened to her.

Call Number: TEEN FICTION GAL
Grades: 9 - 12. 

After the Golden Age
by Carrie Vaughn

Celia West is the estranged daughter of legendary superheroes Captain Olympus and Spark, who have been saving the world since before she was born. Utterly lacking in superpowers (unless you count her talent for getting kidnapped by bad guys), Celia works as a forensic accountant. It's as far from the family business as she can get -- until her firm assigns her to the District Attorney's office to gather evidence for the trial of the century, involving her parents' arch-nemesis, the Destructor. There's just one problem: when she was 17, Celia briefly joined forces with the Destructor in the ultimate act of teenage rebellion.

Call Number: SFF VAU
Section: Adult Fiction

Join PGCMLS for a summer of reading, relaxation and rewards at your local library. Summer Reading Programs are all available for customers of all ages, sign up online at www.pgcmls.info or visit your local library.

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