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Librarian's Picks: Books to Read the Week of August 6

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!

Stars! Stars! Stars!
by Nancy Wallace

When Minna expresses an interest in stars, her mother suggests she invite a few friends to a star party, including a special dinner, a trip to the new Star Space at the Children's Museum, and star-gazing.

Call Number: EASY WAL
Ages: 3 - 6. 

10 Things I Can Do to Help My World
by Melanie Walsh

Do you turn off the water when brushing your teeth?
Read more to find out what other things can you do to help your world?

Call Number: EASY 640 WAL
Grades: K - 2.

The Great Serum Race: Blazing the Iditarod Trail
by Debbie S. Miller

In 1925 Alaska, it was a race against time, Mother Nature and a deadly disease. A needed serum must get to Nome before more people die. Will the mushers and their dogs be able to beat the odds and save a town?

Call Number: J 798.8 MIL
Grades: 4-6.

Sleeping Freshman Never Lie
by David Lubar

Scott Hudson is the quintessential freshman - small, lost and anxious. All his efforts to fit in backfire, and now things at home are complicated: his mother is pregnant.  

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

The Professor and the Madman: a tale of murder, insanity and the making of the Oxford English Dictionary
by Simon Winchester

This unusual and exciting account centers on two men involved in the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary-Professor James Murray, its editor, and Dr. William Chester Minor, a true Connecticut Yankee who was one of the resource's most prolific contributors. The most surprising aspect of this long and productive partnership was that Dr. Minor, probably a schizophrenic, was incarcerated in England's most notorious insane asylum during the whole of their working relationship. He was a scholar and medical doctor whose fragile mental condition was probably exacerbated by duty as a surgeon during the American Civil War. His imprisonment was not harsh and his devotion to the cause of the dictionary and his precise and prolific contributions probably helped him hold on to some sense of reality. (Annotation from School Library Journal).

Call Number: 423 WIN
Section: Adult Non-Fiction

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