There’s a fantastic world of stories to discover–and they’re all at your library! Whether you want to read about dragons, magicians, or brave princes and princesses, there is something for everyone at your library.
This summer, the Terrebonne Parish Library will be kicking off its annual Summer Reading Program on June 1st. By reading for just 20 minutes a day, library users of all ages can earn the chance to win big prizes (bikes for kindergarten to sixth grade and Kindle Fire tablets for teens and adults). Be sure to drop by any of the nine library branches or visit www.mytpl.org/srp to sign up! Summer Reading ends on July 31st, so be sure to get your reading logs in in order to earn wonderful prizes.
In order to get you and your family in the mood to celebrate summer reading, here are a couple of my favorite magical books. All three books are available through the Terrebonne Parish Library System, and you can reserve a copy today at www.mytpl.org.
A Big Mooncake for Little Star
Written and Illustrated by Grace Lin
Mama just made a big, delicious mooncake and Little Star so desperately wants to take a taste, only she promised Mama she wouldn’t eat the cake. But surely Mama wouldn’t miss just one little bite, would she? This scrumptious tale tells the story of the phases of the moon and how after one mooncake gets gobbled up, we can just make another.
Written and Illustrated by Katie O’Neill
A big storm has just ravaged Lana’s dad’s seaside hometown and they are returning to help clean up the mess. As Lana is picking up trash on the beach she discovers and rescues a small, seahorse-like creature called an aquicorn. Her aunt helps her nurse the creature back to life but won’t give Lana many details about the mysterious creature. When another storm bears down on the community it is up to them (with the help of the aquicorns) to face their past mistakes and learn how to live in harmony with their environment.
Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!
Written by Mariko Tamaki
Illustrated by Brooke Allen
At Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types, running into the supernatural is an everyday occurrence. When April leads her fellow scouts from Cabin 5 up an unmapped mountain on camp running into the mysterious Cloud People, they also meet UNICORNS! And did anyone see those signs at the bottom of the mountain? Daring adventures and trouble await our scouts!•