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Librarian's Picks: Books to Read the Week of July 30

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!

Dream Big: Michael Jordan and the Pursuit of Olympic Gold
by Deloris Jordan

Long before he became a professional All-Star basketball player, Michael Jordan had dreams of winning an Olympic gold medal—and with dedication and perseverance, that's exactly what he did.

Call Number: EASY JOR
Ages: 3 - 6. 

Little Critter, Just a Little Sick
by Mercer Mayer

Little Critter is feeling just a little sick, so Mom lets him stay home from school. Hooray!  But when she takes him to the doctor and makes him stay in bed all day, he REALLY feels awful

Call Number: EFB MAY
Grades: 1 - 3.

Locomotion
by Jacqueline Woodson

Lonnie Collins Motion (aka Locomotion) was 7 years-old when his parents were killed in a house fire. Now he and his sister are living in separate foster homes and Lonnie is learning to express his feelings about life.  

Call Number: J FICTION WOO
Grades: 5-8.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by M. T. Anderson

Christopher is 15 years old and autistic. Obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, he sets out to investigate the murder of a neighbor’s dog and bring the killer to justice.  

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

God Save the Queen
by Kate Locke

Queen Victoria rules with an immortal fist.  
The undead matriarch of a Britain where the Aristocracy is made up of werewolves and vampires, where goblins live underground and mothers know better than to let their children out after dark. A world where being nobility means being infected with the Plague (side-effects include undeath), Hysteria is the popular affliction of the day, and leeches are considered a delicacy. And a world where technology lives side by side with magic. The year is 2012 and Pax Britannia still reigns. 
Xandra Vardan is a member of the elite Royal Guard, and it is her duty to protect the Aristocracy. But when her sister goes missing, Xandra will set out on a path that undermines everything she believed in and uncover a conspiracy that threatens to topple the empire. And she is the key-the prize in a very dangerous struggle. 

Call Number: FANTASY LOC
Section: Adult Fiction

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Jenni Pompi (Editor) August 01, 2012 at 02:41 AM
Those Little Critter books are crowd favorites in our house. We'll have to check that one out.

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