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Hi Everyone,
Summer is FINALLY here! What do you like best about summer? I hope "the library" tops your list! It's time for Summer Reading! We have a TON of fun activities and books and programs for you this summer!

> > >June RIDDLE: Why are teddy bears never hungry? (scroll down for answer)

your next books
These are the awesome books we will be discussing during the our kids online book clubs in June and July. Be sure to register for the book clubs today!

How To Steal a Dog
Kids Online Book Club June 23-27
Georgina Hayes is desperate. Ever since her father left and they were evicted from their apartment, her family has been living in their car. With her mama juggling two jobs and trying to make enough money to find a place to live, Georgina is stuck looking after her younger brother, Toby. And she has her heart set on improving their situation. When Georgina spots a missing-dog poster with a reward of five hundred dollars, the solution to all her problems suddenly seems within reach. All she has to do is "borrow" the right dog and its owners are sure to offer a reward. What happens next is the last thing she expected.
170 pages     author: Barbara O'Connor     genre: fiction

Cover Art: How To Steal a Dog      

Starry River of the Sky
Kids Online Book Club July 14-18
The moon is missing from the remote Village of Clear Sky, but only a young boy named Rendi seems to notice! Rendi has run away from home and is now working as a chore boy at the village inn. He can't help but notice the village's peculiar inhabitants and their problems-where has the innkeeper's son gone? Why are Master Chao and Widow Yan always arguing? What is the crying sound Rendi keeps hearing? And how can crazy, old Mr. Shan not know if his pet is a toad or a rabbit?
But one day, a mysterious lady arrives at the Inn with the gift of storytelling, and slowly transforms the villagers and Rendi himself. As she tells more stories and the days pass in the Village of Clear Sky, Rendi begins to realize that perhaps it is his own story that holds the answers to all those questions.
288 pages     author: Grace Lin     genre: fiction

favorite websites
Our Bookawocky Summer Reading website goes live June 7. Visit our site all summer long to earn online badges by writing book reviews, making book lists, taking quizzes, and writing blog posts to share with others all the cool things you are learning and doing because of the library. We have eight awesome badges: Adventure, Animals, Hands On, LOL, Mystery, Out of This World, Real World, and You Choose. You can earn as many badges as you want, in any combination, and every time you earn a badge you can enter a drawing to win a free book. You can only win a book once, but earning badges will move you up on the leaderboard.

events at your library
There are too many awesome things going on at all our libraries to count! Makes things like a comic book diary at a Library Lab, attend a puppet show, unleash your creative side at an Act Out or Lego program, and much, much more! Download our Summer Program Guide for all the details.

See you next month.     -Amy   Amy

Amy, KidLinks Librarian
Hennepin County Library   KidLinks

> > > Riddle ANSWER:

Because they are always stuffed!

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