Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff
by Polly Horvath
Henry gets to take a cross-country trip with his eccentric aunts while he parents are working in Africa. It is a trip that will open the door to understanding his family and himself!
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever
James and his grandfather have a very different view of what the ideal vacation might be. Grandpa Bill thinks that nature camp would be a wonderful way to spend the week, while James and his friend Eamon would rather stay inside, play video games, and eat banana waffles! Somehow, in this hilarious book, everyone manages to get just what they want from their vacation week. A great look at how important grandparents, the great outdoors, and even jumping on the bed, can be in a child's life.
Beachcombing: Exploring the Seashore
written and illustrated by Jim Arnosky
J 577.69 ARNOS
The book invites kids to take long walks along the beach and highlights some of the interesting things that they might discover there. Young beachcombers will learn old and new ideas about collecting or just identifying their finds. For children who are looking for a relaxing summer activity.
Strega Nona Takes a Vacation
written and illustrated by Tomie DePaola
Another charming story from award winning author/illustrator Tomie DePaola. Children (and adults) enjoy the beloved character, Strega Nona, who helps the people of Calabria get well with her remedies and potions. When Strega Nona goes to the seashore to relax, the bumbling Big Anthony causes her to return- yet again. This book provides enjoyable entertainment- as well as some basic Italian- e.g. vieni=come, arrivederci=good-bye, un bacio=a kiss. Bravo Tomie DePaola!
A Drive in the Country
Pictures From Our Vacation
by Lynne Rae Perkins
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