School Supplies

Attention parents! Don’t forget a vital school supply for all students…a library card. Children who use the library perform better during their school year and beyond. Sign up today and borrow one of these great reading adventures to share with your child.

Twelve Kinds of IceTwelve Kinds of Ice by Ellen Bryan Obed
A girl, her family and friends enjoy a winter of skating, ending with an ice show complete with costumes, refreshments and clowns. Grades 3-6

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
When a twelve-year-old girl vanishes on her birthday, suspicion falls on a puppeteer and his two orphaned assistants who flee Victorian London and are caught in a trap set by the puppeteer’s ancient rival. Grades 4-8

The Mysterious Benedict SocietyThe Mysterious Benedict Society by Trent Lee Stewart
After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules. Grades 5-9

Where the Mountain Meets the MoonWhere the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
An adventurous girl from a poor village buys a magical goldfish and then joins a dragon on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hope of bringing life to the Fruitless Mountain. Grades 3-6

DramaDrama by Raina Telgemeier
A seventh-grade girl rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production as various relationships start and end. Grades 5-8

The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater
When Mr. Plumbean’s house is splashed with bright orange paint, he decides a multi-colored house would be a nice change. Grades 2-3

Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus by Barbara Park
In her own words, a young girl describes her feelings about starting kindergarten and what she does when she decides not to ride the bus home. Kindergarten – Grade 3

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
A thirteen-year-old orphan in medieval Korea lives under a bridge in a potter’s village and longs to learn how to throw the delicate celadon ceramics. Grades 4-8

The Strange Case of Origami YodaThe Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
A sixth-grader and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda worn by their weird classmate, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Grades 3-6

The School Skeleton by Ron Roy
At Green Lawn Elementary, the entire school becomes involved in a mystery when Mr. Bones, the skeleton in the nurse’s office, disappears. Grades 2-4

A Series of Unfortunate Events: A Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune. Grades 4-6

Gregor the OverlanderGregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
When an eleven-year-old boy and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches and spiders while on a quest foretold by an ancient prophecy. Grades 4-7

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
A seventh-grader adjusts to moving from a house to an apartment, his father’s efforts to start a new business, his mother’s extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school and a boy who wants his help spying on another resident living in their building. Grades 5-8

The Second Life of Abigail WalkerThe Second Life of Abigail Walker by Frances O’Roark Dowell
Bullied by two mean girls in her sixth-grade class, a lonely, plump girl gains self-confidence and makes new friends after a mysterious fox gently bites her. Grades 4-6


Originally published on August 23, 2013 in the Lititz Record Express.