Babes to Teens Past
By Beverly Rowe



The days and long and lazy and the sun is hot, but the summer is getting away.  Can you believe that the stores are already stocking back to school supplies?  Still, the end of summer boredom is setting in with little league, summer bible school and the library's summer reading program all finished for the year.  Now is the time to catch up on your summer reading!  Here are some new books that are fun to read, and some that show you how to do new things to chase away the boredom.

Supercroc and the Origin of Crocodiles
by Christopher Sloan, Paul, Dr. Sereno (Ages 9-14)

Fire In Her Hair: A story of friendship by D. Kelley Steele (Ages 4-8) Indian hunters find a child alone in the woods. The hunters are amazed by the her bright red hair and give her the name Fire In Her Hair. She is loved and taught the ways of the People. When a boy makes fun of her and calls her names because she looks a little different, Fire In Her Hair begins to doubt herself.

This one tells how two bicycle makers from Dayton, Ohio actually launched  modern aviation.  The Wright Brothers: A Flying Start (Biographies) by Elizabeth MacLeod (Ages 9-14)

The story of our favorite tennis players is told in
On the Court with... Venus and Serena Williams by Matt Christopher, Glenn Stout (Ages 9-14)

Hello Kitty's Little Book of Big Ideas: A Girl's Guide to Brains, Beauty, Fashion, Friendship & Fun by Sandra Higashi (Ages 9-14) "With the onset of grrrl power, Hello Kitty has become more than just another pretty face."  This ingenious book is designed to inspire girls to become the engineers of their own destiny. Hints and tips galore, there are chapters like "Witty Kitty" (Hello Kitty spurs girls to broaden their brainpower and keep on learning), "Castle Chic" (keeping your room organized, clean and redecorated), and "Pal Power" on being a great friend. There are also beauty makeover ideas, sleepover activities, and recipes. 


Web Recommendations

KinderStart - Because Kids Don't Come With Instructions!
Your Daily Freebies - Childrens Sites


Next Month: Courtney Watkins, author of COURTNEY'S CREATIVE ADVENTURES

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