The library has collected this list of recommended summer reading from current nonfiction and fiction titles as a collaborative effort with Pam McCuen, the head of Youth Services at the Wayland Public Library, and in consultation with Departmental Faculty.
You'll notice that you can click on the tabs to access the list in alphabetical order by author, title or genre.
Remember that you also can click on the Reading link above for additional booklists and award-winners.
Also, don't forget that the ebooks and audiobooks available via our library or the WPL from anywhere with an internet connection.
Finally, you can use your WPL card to use NoveList K-8 for recommendations.
We wish you a fantastic summer full of wonderful books and look forward to sharing in the fall!
Comic book stores open their doors once a year to give away special sample issues of a variety of different titles. There is something for everyone at every level of reader. For a list of stores with titles for pre-teen readers, enter your zipcode on this page.
I am looking forward to seeing everyone's poems on his or her locker.
In the meantime, here's my selection from last year. I like Moore's use of language and her personification of the steam roller. On my drive to school, I pass by a long-term on-going construction site, and the thought of these machines having opinions about the aesthetics of building and architecture intrigues me. Oftentimes, buildings from a specific era don't have much variation among themselves and quickly become dated. Meanwhile, the same machinery has probably been used for many projects over the years. What observations would they share, were one able to ask? Moore also juxtaposes butterflies with the steam roller. Butterflies flit and flutter delicately, while steam rollers are large and heavy and plodding. The poet leaves the reader wondering about these contrasts, and as to what might be commonalities between these symbols of the seeming opposites of man's destruction and creation using raw resources and the randomness of nature.