Juneau’s youth are reading or being read to this summer and local businesses are recognizing the importance of literacy. As kids write book reviews for the libraries, they are entered in a drawing for prizes from local businesses, often gift certificates. This will be the last of our summer books reviews by kids.
This has been part of our Summer Reading Program which kicked off on June 1 at the three public libraries. Continuing in August are: a free movie on the second Sunday of the month, Aug. 12, 3 p.m., at the Douglas Library and the second annual performance by the Roustabout Circus at the Douglas Library/Fall Hall at 3 p.m. on Aug. 18. Storytimes and toddler times are now on break and will begin again on Aug. 27 for the Fall Programming.
Mendenhall Valley Library:
Madeline Tingey, age 2, won a gift certificate from Peer Amid Beads
Book read: Knuffle Bunny by Mo Williams
Why chosen: Bunny!
Why finished: Had to see what happened to Trixie
Who else might like it: Everyone!
Kaleb Campbell, age 7, won a gift certificate from the Alaska Shirt Company
Book read: Bertil and the Bathroom Elephants by Inger Lindahl
Why chosen: My dad picked it our at bedtime
Why finished: Because the boy is like me
Who else might like it: A boy who likes elephants
Login Grant, age 4, won a tram pass from Mount Roberts Tramway
Book Read: Grandfather Buffalo by Jim Arnosky
Why chosen: The picture of the buffalo on the cover
Why finished: Because grandma kept reading
Who else might like it: Payton
Caden Haygood, age 5, won a gift certificate from Peer Amid Beads
Book Read: The Giant Cabbage by Cherie Stihler
Why chosen: Because I liked it
Why finished: I had not read it ever and it was the best book in the whole world…truly
Who else might like it: Dylan
Bryce Haygood, age 2, won a gift certificate to the Amazing Book Store
Book read: Tom by Tomie dePaola
Why chosen: Because he got some chicken feet
Why finished: Because I did
Who else might like it: Jay, Dylan,Cecile
Annika Schwartz, age 8, won a gift certificate from the Observatory Book Store
Ghost Elementary by Marcia Jones and Debbie Dadey
Why chosen: The cover looked cool and I really wanted to read it.
Why finished: There was a mystery and I wanted to figure it out.
Who else might like it: I think that Annabella might like it.
Minta Schwartz, age 6, won a gift certificate from the Trove Shop
The Giggler Treatment by Roddy Doyle
Why chosen: It was like
Why finished: Bekaz I liked it so much
Who else might like it: Liam