Little Story Summer Book Club

Calling little book lovers! Spend your Saturday summer mornings with us. Enjoy storytelling, book games, arts n' crafts, challenges and free reading. Great book collection for our young readers.

Brontorina (2010)

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Brontorina  (2010)
by James Howe
ISBN: 9780763653231
Interest Level by AR: LG  Reading Level by AR: Gr.2.2
  Age: 7+    UK Equivalent: Key Stage 1-2
Type: Picture Book, US Book     Genre: Animal Story  Theme: Dinosaur

Summary: Despite her size and not having the proper footwear, a determined dinosaur pursues her dream of becoming a ballerina.(Credits: Accelerated Reader)

Once Upon An Alphabet : Short Stories For All the Letters (2014)

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Once Upon An Alphabet : Short Stories For All the Letters (2014)
by Oliver Jeffers
ISBN: 9780007514274
Interest Level by Scholastic: PreK-3  Reading Level by Scholastic: Gr.3.0
Lexile: AD630L DRA: 30  Guided Reading (Fountas & Pinnell): N
  Age: 8+    UK Equivalent: Key Stage 1-2
Type: Picture Book, UK Book     Genre: Award Winning  Theme: Alphabet

Summary: A flagship publication, gloriously bringing the alphabet to life in irresistible Oliver Jeffers style!

The letters of our alphabet work tirelessly to make words that in turn make stories, but what if there was a story FOR each of the letters instead? Turn the pages of this exquisite book to find out...

Here you will discover twenty-six short stories introducing a host of new characters (plus the occasional familiar face). From Edmund the astronaut with his awkward fear of heights, via the dynamic new investigative duo of the Owl and the Octopus, through to the Zeppelin that just might get Edmund a little bit closer to where he needs to be, this book is packed with funny, thrilling, perilous and above all entertaining tales inspired by every letter in the alphabet.(Credits: Google Books)

The Princess and the Pony (2015)

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The Princess and the Pony (2015)
by Kate Beaton
ISBN: 9781406365382
Interest Level by Scholastic: K-3  Reading Level by Scholastic: Gr.2.1
Lexile: AD530L DRA: 24  Guided Reading (Fountas & Pinnell): M
  Age: 7+    UK Equivalent: Key Stage 2
Type: Picture Book, UK Book     Genre: Adventure Story, Award Winning  Theme: Gratitude, Princess
Summary: The Princess and the Pony is a 2015 children's picture book illustrated by Kate Beaton. She won the Children's Book Award in 2016 for the Princess and the Pony. She said that the book was inspired by her nephew. 

This sweet, clever princess tale has a simple message about wishing for one thing, getting something else, and making do with what you have; it might be even better than what you wanted.(Credits: Wikipedia)

Dragon's Extraordinary Egg (2013)

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Dragon's Extraordinary Egg (2013)
by Debi Gliori
ISBN: 9780802737595
Interest Level by AR: Lower Grade  Reading Level by AR: Gr.3.1
Interest Level by Follett: K-3  Reading Level by AR: Gr.2.4
  Age: 7+    UK Equivalent: Key Stage 2
Type: Picture Book, UK Book     Genre: Animal Story  Theme: Family, Mother and child, Individuality, Dragons

Summary: A dragon finds an abandoned egg and lovingly raises the hatchling as her own, although Little One is very different from the baby dragons, and when disaster strikes it is the small, feathered hatchling that saves the day.  (Credits: Follett)

Library Lion (2008)

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Library Lion (2008)
by Michelle Knudsen
ISBN: 9781406305678
Interest Level by AR: Lower Grade  Reading Level by AR: Gr.2.8
Lexile: 470L DRA: 18  Guided Reading (Fountas & Pinnell): K
  Age: 7+    UK Equivalent: Key Stage 2
Type: Picture Book, US Book     Genre: Animal Story  Theme: Teamwork

Summary: An affectionate storybook tribute to that truly wonderful place: the library. Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules in the library. No running allowed. And you must be quiet. But when a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do. There aren't any rules about lions in the library. And, as it turns out, this lion seems very well suited to library visiting. His big feet are quiet on the library floor. He makes a comfy backrest for the children at story hour. And he never roars in the library, at least not anymore. But when something terrible happens, the lion quickly comes to the rescue in the only way he knows how. Michelle Knudsen's disarming story, illustrated by the matchless Kevin Hawkes in an expressive timeless style, will win over even the most ardent of rule keepers. (Credits: Scholastic)

I Need My Monster

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I Need My Monster (2009)
by Amanda Noll
ISBN: 9780979974625
Interest Level by Scholastic: K-2  Reading Level by Scholastic: Gr.1.6
Interest Level by AR: Lower Grade  Reading Level by AR: Gr.3.0
Interest Level by Follett: K-3  Reading Level by AR: Gr.3.0
Lexile: AD490L DRA: 20  Guided Reading (Fountas & Pinnell): L
  Age: +    UK Equivalent: Key Stage 2
Type: Picture Book, US Book     Genre: Horror Story, Bedtime Story  Theme: Halloween
Summary: One night, when Ethan checks under his bed for his monster, Gabe, he finds a note from him instead: "Gone fishing. Back in a week." Ethan knows that without Gabe's familiar nightly scares he doesn't stand a chance of getting to sleep, so Ethan interviews potential substitutes to see if they've got the right equipment for the job — pointy teeth, sharp claws, and a long tail — but none of them proves scary enough for Ethan.
When Gabe returns sooner than expected from his fishing trip, Ethan is thrilled. It turns out that Gabe didn't enjoy fishing because the fish scared too easily.

A unique monster-under-the-bed story with the perfect balance of giggles and shivers, this picture book relies on the power of humor over fear, appeals to a child's love for creatures both alarming and absurd, and glorifies the scope of a child's imagination. (Credits: Scholastic)