June Kids Picks

Fill up your Summer Reading log with these great books!


Chicken Squad The Chicken Squad
by Doreen Cronin ; illustrated by Kevin Cornell.

When a squirrel comes to them scared of something Big and Scary, the Chicken Squad jumps to the rescue. But is it really a UFO? Funny start to a new series by the author of “Click, Clack, Moo.”

The Island of Dr. Libris The Island of Dr. Libris
by Chris Grabenstein

What if your favorite characters came to life? Billy’s spending the summer in a lakeside cabin that belongs to the mysterious Dr. Libris. But something strange is going on. Besides the security cameras everywhere, there’s Dr. Libris’s private bookcase. Whenever Billy opens the books inside, he can hear sounds coming from the island in the middle of the lake. The clash of swords. The twang of arrows. Sometimes he can even feel the ground shaking!

Beandog Bean Dog and Nugget: The Ball
by Charise Mericle Harper

Bean Dog and Nugget lose Bean Dog’s shiny new ball in a bush. They dream up elaborate and silly ways to get it back while they argue about who is actually going to go and get it.

Wonder Wonder
by RJ Palacio

In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

Queen of the Diamond Queen of the Diamond
by Emily McCully
JB Murphy

Lizzie Murphy was good at baseball. In fact, she was better than most of the boys. But she was born in 1900, and back then baseball was not a game for girls. Lizzie practiced with her brother anyway, and then she talked her way onto the local boys’ team, first as a batboy, then as a player.


Go! Go! Go! Go! Stop!
by Charise Mericle Harper

Little Green only knows one word: ‘Go!’ It’s the perfect thing to get the construction site moving, but how will they stop?

Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar
by Emily MacKenzie

Some rabbits dream about lettuces and carrots, others dream of flowering meadows and juicy dandelions, but Ralfy dreams only of books. In fact, he doesn’t just dream about them, he wants to read them ALL THE TIME. Soon his obsession sends him spiraling into a life of crime!

Watermelon Seed The Watermelon Seed
by Greg Pizzoli

After swallowing a watermelon seed, a crocodile imagines a scary outcome.