Summer Reading Program

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Summer Reading Registration happening now! 
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To sign up to participate in Summer Reading, register on Beanstack at: 

Log your reading in Beanstack to earn raffle tickets (1 per hour of reading).
Prize winners will be drawn every Friday.

Complete 15 hours of reading by July 28 and earn a $5 gift certificate to Brused Books!

Complete 15 hours of reading by July 28th for a giftcard!

Track your reading using Beanstack on the Beanstack App or Web Browser!

How to use Beanstack and sign up for Summer Reading

Many thanks to 
Friends of Neill Public Library  for their generous
annual support of the Summer Reading program.

Thank you to all our summer reading sponsors!

Thank you to  these local business and organizations for supporting Summer Reading 2022! 

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Summer Reading Information

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Summer Reading Program Schedules

Want to find out more about any of our Summer Reading Events? 

Check out the Library's online calendar here at: 
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Coloring Pages and Activity Sheets


Looking for a fun ocean themed activity or coloring page? Check out these free coloring pages and activity sheets we have available for download! 

Young Readers Booklists


Suggested Books and Authors for Babies
 Title  Author
 A House for Hermit Crab  Eric Carle
 Be Thankful, Pout-Pout Fish  Deborah Diesen
 Good Night, Little Rainbow Fish  Marcus Pfister
 Rainbow Fish and the Sea Monsters' Cave  Marcus Pfister
 Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea  Marcus Pfister
 Rainbow Fish Counting  Marcus Pfister
 The Rainbow Fish. Colors  Marcus Pfister
 The Sea  SEA

Suggested Books and Authors for Preschoolers
 Title  Author
The Little Mermaid  Hans Christian Anderson
To the Sea Cale Atkinson
Sea Story Jill Barklem
Captain Jack and the Pirates Peter Bently & Helen Oxenbury
Hello Lighthouse Sophie Blackall
Secrets of the Seashore Carron Brown
A House for Hermit Crab Eric Carle
How the Sea Began: A Taino Myth George Crespo
The Voyage of Turtle Rex Kurt Cyrus
The Storm Whale Benji Davies
Dolphin Baby! Nicola Davies
The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark Deborah Diesen
Ocean Meets Sky The Fan Brothers
Pirasaurs! Josh Funk
Off to the Sea Nikki Grimes
Field Trip to the Ocean Deep John Hare
Whale in a Fishbowl Troy Howell & Richard Jones
Sea Rex Molly Idle
Pirate Treasure Loretta Krupinski
Wave Suzy Lee
Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet Jane O'Connor
Night of the Moonjellies Mark Shasha
Sheep on a Ship Nancy Shaw
The Sea Serpent and Me Dashka Slater
Baby Sea Otter  Betty Tatham
There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed the Sea  Pam Adams

Suggested Books and Authors for Independent Readers
Title Author
Luca: Friends are Forever Natasha Bouchard
Sabrina Sue Loves the Sea Priscilla Burris
Moana Finds the Way Susan Amerikaner
Fishy Tales  Elizabeth Hester
Across the Sea Ruth Homberg
Otter, Let's Go Swimming! Sam Garton
Pinkalicious, Fishtastic!  Victoria Kann
Three by the Sea Edward Marshall
Little Bear and the Marco Polo Else Holmelund Minarik
Fancy Nancy. Peanut Butter Jellyfish Jane O'Connor
PAW Patrol. Chase is on the Case Paw Patrol
Pete the Cat, Scuba Cat  James Dean
Henry and Mudge and the Forever Sea  Henry Rylant
Splat the Cat: A Whale of a Tale  Amy Hsu Lin
Sea Sheep  Eric Seltzer
Would You, Could You Save the Sea? Todd Tarpley
Wish for a Fish  Bonnie Worth
Beyond the Dinosaurs: Monsters of the Air and Sea  Charlotte Lewis Brown
Animal Disguises  Emma Ryan
Sea Lions  Heather Adamson
Seal or Seal Lion?  Kirsten Chang

Booklists for Older Readers


Suggested Books and Authors for Elementary-aged Readers
 Title  Author
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Avi
The Secret Sea Monster  Tennant Redbank
Purrmaids 1 The Scaredy Cat Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog Eileen Beha
Billy Stuart and the Sea of a Thousand Dangers Alain M. Bergeron
Bots. 20,000 Robots Under the Sea Russ Bolts
Josephine Against the Sea Shakirah Bourne
The Sea Turtle Mystery Gertrude Chandler Warner
Taking Care of Your Sea Monster  Eric Braun
 Sea Sirens Amy Chu and Janet K. Lee
 Mermaid Tales. The Lost Princess Debbie Dadey 
 Stella Diaz Dreams Big Angela Dominguez
 Vikings: Scandinavia's Ferocious Sea Raiders  Nel Yomtov
The Sea Challenge  Bear Grylls
The Dragon in the Sea Kate Klimo
Terrors of the Deep  Deborah Lock
Lulu and the Dog from the Sea  Hilary McKay
Queen of the Sea Dylan Meconis
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea  Ben Clanton

Suggested Books and Authors for Middle School-aged Readers
 Title  Author
Curse of the Forgotten City  Alex Aster
A Crack in the Sea H.M. Bouwman
The Buccaneers' Code Caroline Carlson
Over Sea, Under Stone Margery Gill
The Storm Keeper's Island Catherine Doyle
A Galaxy of Sea Stars Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo
Lifeboat 12 Susan Hood
The Rogue Crew Brian Jacques
The Sea of Monsters Rick Riordan
Blue Sea Burning  Geoff Rodkey
Beyond the Bright Sea Lauren Wolk
Race to the Bottom of the Sea Lindsay Eagar
Spy School at Sea: A Spy School Novel Stuart Gibbs

Suggested Books and Authors for High School-aged Readers
Title Author
Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed Natasha Bouchard
Siege and Storm Priscilla Burris
The Raft Susan Amerikaner
Skin of the Sea Elizabeth Hester
Part of Your World: A Twisted Tale Ruth Homberg
Raging Sea Sam Garton
The Sea of Trolls  Victoria Kann
The Sea is Salt and So Am I Edward Marshall
Girl of the Southern Sea Else Holmelund Minarik
The House in the Cerulean Sea Jane O'Connor
Bloody Jack Paw Patrol
Pirates!  James Dean
Salt to the Sea  Henry Rylant
Crossbones  Amy Hsu Lin
Kemosha of the Caribbean  Eric Seltzer
The Infinite Sea Todd Tarpley