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Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff

July 2011



Lucille Camps In

Lucille Camps In

by Kathryn Lasky, illustrated Marylin Hafner


While Lucille's dad and her older siblings go on a camping trip, an upset Lucille and her mother plan a camping trip inside their house and find that camping can be fun anywhere.







The Nobodies


by N.E. Bode



If you loved Anybodies, the first book in this series, you will enjoy the further adventures of fearless Fern and her "brother" Howard who get to spend their summer at Camp Happy Sunshine Good Times. Does that sound ominous to anyone else? Mysterious and strange goings-on, weird counselors and administrators, and bizarre fizzy drinks all add up to a summer that they will not soon forget.







Sports Camp

Sports Camp

by Rich Wallace



A middle-school boy tries to fit in-- and to win- at his first sleep-away sports camp. Sports Camp combines swift sport scenes and creepy camp stories.








Quiet Night

by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by John Manders


A funny cumulative counting tale about all the noisy animals that are yowling and honking and whooing and chirping in the woods as some campers try to get a peaceful night's sleep! A fun story for a summer night.







Letters from Camp

Letters From Camp

by Kate Klise, illustrated by M. Sarah Klise



Camp Happy Harmony-- a "brand new summer camp with age-old values"-- promises to repair inharmonious sibling relationships. But the squabbling brother and sister pairs that arrive at the camp soon begin to suspect that something sinister is going on in this diabolically hilarious mystery, told entirely in letters.






Cam Jansen and the Summer Camp Mysteries

Cam Jansen and the Summer Camp Mysteries

by David Adler, illustrated by Joy Allen


This easy reader chapter book is about ten-year-old Cam Jansen and her best friend, Eric, who spend three weeks at Camp Eagle Lake. There are three mysteries in one book-- involving disappearing money and stolen sports equipment. As always, Cam's photographic memory helps solve the mysteries, and the short chapters and black and white illustrations enhance the reading pleasure-- especially for fans of this amusing and interesting series.








Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping

Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping

by Peggy Parish, illustrated by Lynn Sweat


Amelia Bedelia is the lovable housekeeper for the Rogers Family. She always misunderstands what people ask her to do. This time it is during a camping trip. How would you "pitch a tent" when you go camping? Read how Amelia Bedelia thinks she should, along with many other silly ideas she has on her camping trip.





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