Pearl River Library Summer Reading Program Coming to a Close

More great children's and teen books from the Pearl River Public Library!

Summer Reading may be coming to a close at the Pearl River Public Library but there is still time to enjoy a good book. Check out these latest titles!


The Obstinate Pen by Frank W. Dormer
This is what Uncle Flood wants to write with his new pen: The following story is all true. But the pen doesn’t write that. Instead: You have a big nose! What do you do with a pen that has a will of its own? Horace knows.

No Bears by Meg McKinlay
Ella wants to tell you a story – a story with absolutely no bears. You don’t need bears for a book. You need pretty things like fairies and princesses and castles and maybe funny things and exciting things. But you definitely do not need bears.

Early Elementary:

The Legend of Diamond Lil: A J.J. Tully Mystery by Doreen Cronin
Just when J.J. thinks he has everything under control, there’s a new problem to worry about: Diamond Lil, a shiny new dog who’s taken up residence next door. Questions keep piling up. Is Lil all she that she seems? And how does the possum keep finding her way to the chicken coop?

Big Nate Goes for Broke by Lincoln Peirce
Mighty Jefferson Middle School ALWAYS wins. Then Nate decides it’s time to go from zeroes to heroes! Will Nate crack under the pressure of the “Ultimate Snowdown” Or lead P.S. 38 to its biggest victory ever?

Older Elementary/Tween:

Theodore Boone: The Abduction by John Grisham
When his best friend, April, disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, no one, not even Theo Boone – who knows April better than anyone – has answers. As fear ripples through his small hometown and the police hit dead ends, it’s up to Theo to use his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save April.

Bliss by Kathryn Littlewood
Rosemary Bliss’s family has a secret. It’s the Bliss Cookery Booke – an ancient, leather bound volume of enchanted recipes like Stone Sleep Snickerdoodles and Singing Gingersnaps. Rose and her siblings are supposed to keep it under lock and whisk shaped key while their parents are out of town, but then a mysterious stranger shows up.

Younger Teens:

The Wicked and the Just by J. Anderson Coats
In 1293, Cecily and her father leave Coventry, England, to settle in Caernarvon, Wales, where the king offers opportunities to those who will settle in the newly conquered land. Lonely, miserable, and willful, Cecily tries to assert her authority as the lady of the house only to be thwarted by the housekeeper and Gwenhwyfar, a servant girl her own age.

Crater (Book 1) A Helium-3 Novel by Homer Hickman
Sixteen-year-old Crater Trueblood is a scragline picker, a menial worker responsible for keeping rocks and debris out of the machinery used for harvesting helium-3 from the surface of the Moon. When he makes a daring decision to save a fellow miner and averts a potentially fatal disaster, the enterprising orphan comes to the attention of the Colonel, who sends him on a secret and, most likely, deadly mission.

Older Teens:

Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
Sunny, self-absorbed cheerleader Isobel falls for the Poe-obsessed and darkly named Varen. The obstacles in their relationship; a controlling ex-boyfriend Brad and his crew, her father, who forbids Isobel from associating with a "hooligan," even to work on their joint English project; and a host of ghosts, ghouls and poltergeists who begin terrorizing Isobel as soon as she snoops into Varen's private journal.

Hate List by Jennifer Brown
She doesn't have the answers for why her boyfriend chose a May morning to kill six classmates and wound several others, but Valerie Leftman is one of the only people who can still remember the good in Nick Levil. As she builds her post-Nick identity during her senior year, Valerie forms an unlikely friendship with one of the shooting victims, explores art therapy and watches her family structure dissolve.

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