Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff
The weather's getting warmer, the days are longer (thanks to an earlier Daylight Saving Time), and it just
makes you want to get outside! Here are some of our book picks about games and sports:
Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America
by Sharon Robinson
J B ROBIN
Mrs. K, ever organized, prepared her book selections for the next several month's lists in advance. We hope you will read her favorites and think of her.
The Soccer Mom From Outer Space
written and illustrated by Barney Saltzberg
Crazy Eights and Other Card Games
by Joanna Cole
J 795.4 COLE
Sidewalk Chalk: Outdoor Fun and Games
by Jamie Kyle McGillian, illustrated by Blanche Sims
J 796 MCGIL
The Field Day From the Black Lagoon
by Mike Thaler, illustrated by Jared Lee
J PAPERBACK (Greenwich Library)
Zathura: A Space Adventure
written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg
place right as Chris Van Allsburg's previous book,
Jumanji, ends. When two brothers arguing outside find an
abandonded board titled Jumanji, A Jungle Adventure, the real
adventure begins. When Danny-- the younger of the two-- opens the
game back inside, he notices another game tucked underneath the
board... Zathura. As soon as Danny rolls the dice, the game
comes to life and takes the brothers on a thrilling journey through
space, complete with alien encounters, and robot malfunctions. To
make it back home, the brothers have to learn to play together and
understand the love of family! Are you ready for the journey to
Mount Olympus Basketball
written and illustrated by Kevin O'Malley
This book is a wonderful way to introduce Greek mythology to young children. It is an action-packed story of a basketball game between the gods and mortals. Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, and the rest of the gods battle Hercules, Achilles, Odysseus, and the rest of the mortals. Whether Atlas is holding the ball, or Odysseus is pulling a Trojan horse play, this book is fast, furious and fun to read. I especially enjoyed the alliteration used-- such as, Hercules "toiling tirelessly at twelve tough tasks." Mount Olympus Basketball is a winner!
Check this page monthly for recommendations from our staff! Each month focuses on a different category or theme.
We'll pick our favorites, and tell you all about them! Each book cover is a link to that item in the catalog, so click there to place a hold.
Have questions about our picks, or need other recommendations? Call us! Our number is 203-637-8802.
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