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YA Beach Reads

14 Jul

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I always want to go to the beach (or as they say in Southeast PA – “down the shore”) and then I get there. I don’t care about the sand, I love the ocean… it’s the sun. From the viewpoint of this very pale girl, the beach is such a pain in terms of applying sunscreen. I have to re-apply every half hour to hour if I don’t want to burn, I can’t use the spray (it doesn’t provide enough coverage) and if I’m at the beach, I’m wearing a swimsuit which means there’s a lot of surface area to cover in sunscreen – legs, arms, back, ears, etc. It ends up being more work than anything else! But that doesn’t mean I don’t absolutely love the idea of the beach, so here are ten YA titles that take place on/near the beach.

  1. We Were Liars by e. Lockhart
  2. The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
  3. The Summer After You + Me by  Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
  4. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
  5. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
  6. Sixteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton
  7. Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland
  8. Be True to Me by Adele Griffin
  9. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  10. Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider


30 Jul

It’s been a crazy summer so far and we still have a few weeks left of summer reading,so I’m taking a little break “down the shore” (as they say in the Philly-area) this weekend! Hopefully to get some reading done! See you Monday!

25 Summer Reads from Picture Books to YA Novels

21 Jul

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  1. The Raft by Jim LaMarche
  2. Come On, Rain! by Karen Hesse
  3. Summer Days and Nights by Wong Herbert Yee
  4. To the Beach by Linda Ashman
  5. The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant
  6. Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach by Melanie Watt
  7. Pool by Chi-hyŏn Yi
  8. One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab by April Pulley Sayre
  9. Beach by Elisha Cooper
  10. The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall
  11. Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little by Peggy Gifford
  12. The Fmaily FLetcher Takes Rock Island by Dana Alison Levy
  13. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  14. Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
  15. As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds
  16. Maximilian & the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller

    by Xavier Garza

  17. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
  18. Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
  19. This First Last Day by Dorian Cirrone
  20. Summerlost by Ally Condie
  21. Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson
  22. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki
  23. We Were Liars by e. lockhart
  24. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
  25. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

Story Time Goes to the Beach

24 Jul

This week’s theme for story time was the beach.  It’s a quick and easy theme to do because many of our patrons visit the shore during the summer time!  We learned the sign language word for ocean, listened to My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean and we shared three beach-themed stories.

All You Need for a Beach by Alice Schertle
“Rhyming text describes items essential for fun at the beach,
from the first grain of sand, to a beach umbrella, to a bucket and shovel, to the waves rolling in to tickle your toes.”


Grandma’s Beach by Rosalind Beardshaw
“When Emily is disappointed because she and her mother can not go to the beach, her grandmother comes up with a wonderful idea.”


Sally Goes to the Beach by Stephen Huneck
“Sally, a black Labrador retriever, goes to the beach, where she enjoys various activities with other visiting dogs.”

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