Summer is officially here. As much fun as it is to play outside, it is also important to nourish our brains with amazing literature. The July Book Corner features a novel for middle-schoolers, an action-packed comic and two children’s books for the little ones. They highlight topics like adventure, accepting yourself and dealing with new emotions. Dive into these stories and be transported to an original world in each one.
Pirate Penguin Vs Ninja Chicken: Macaroni & Bees!?!
By Ray Friesen
“Pirate Penguin Vs Ninja Chicken: Macaroni & Bees!?!” by Ray Friesen takes you on a ridiculous adventure that is funnier than ever. Your favorite two birds are back to bring a pile of random comics on topics like werewolf shampoo, frivolous time travel and anti-gravity popcorn. Maybe not important for everyday life, but they sure are exciting to read. You’ll also learn about the long-lost origin story of Pirate Penguin and finally see the ultimate fight to decide who will win the friendship once and for all. Not only is this book fun to read, but it also is full of interaction. It turns into 8 different types of hats to express your true style.
Dungeon Academy: No Humans Allowed
By Madeleine Roux, Illustrated by Tim Probert
This novel is perfect for your middle school, adrenaline enthusiast. Written by New York Times Best Selling Author Madeleine Roux, “Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Academy: No Humans Allowed” transports readers to the Academy where hundreds of monsters study vigorously to get ready for the dark world that awaits. Zelli disguises herself as a Minotaur because she is what monsters fear the most – a human. When she embarks on an adventure to discover her true heritage, Zelli befriends a group of misfit monsters that change the course of her life forever. Join them all on this journey where your child will learn to embrace who they are, accept others’ differences and discover that making mistakes is okay too.
Three Paws and the Secret Cave
By Karen Struck
Join Boots, the 3-legged Grizzly bear, on his adventures through the Alaskan wilderness in “Three Paws and the Secret Cave” by Karen Struck. His mountain goat friend Scarlet needs his help when she is not able to find Grandfather Cappy for over two days. Cappy is a best friend to Boots and taught Scarlet the joys of nature and life. When they finally find him in a secret cave, they realize he is nearing the end of his physical journey on earth. In this book, Scarlet, Boots and all their friends learn how to commemorate life and what it means to honor someone after their passing. It opens up the discussion to talk about heavy topics like grief and teaches young kids the importance of celebrating each new day as a gift.
A Pixie Day! The Adventures of Georgiana
By Gregory Scott Sanders, Illustrated by Marina Garcia Navarro
Georgiana Buttercup notices a unique feeling early one morning. Is it her Pixie Day? Will she finally get to experience magic? She talks to her mother, sister (who already had her Pixie Day) and friends to try to find her special powers. “A Pixie Day! The Adventures of Georgiana” by Gregory Scott Sanders takes you on a journey of self-discovery. Georgiana becomes discouraged when she realizes that she might not have any pixie dust. But, with the help of some special friends, she learns magical feelings can come in all different ways. Follow along on her adventure to see if her dream of a Pixie Day has finally come.
For more book suggestions, check out June’s Book Corner Guide, which is all about pride, courage and understanding