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Summer Reading 2018

2018 Children’s Program: Libraries Rock!
We’ve put together this list of music-themed JLG Gold Standard selections that will get toes tapping and pages turning throughout the summer.

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      Dolphins: Voices in the Ocean

      by Susan Casey

      Mar 2018

      Nonfiction Middle

      $16.99  $12.75  Member Price
      This is a thrilling journey into the spiritual, scientific, and sometimes threatened world of dolphins. Based on adult work Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins. Selected bibliography. List of scientific and environmental resources. Full-color photographs.

      Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten

      by Laura Veirs

      Feb 2018

      Biography Elementary Plus

      This lyrical, lovely picture book tells the story of the determined, gifted, daring Elizabeth Cotten—one of the most celebrated American folk musicians of all time.

      Bobby Lee Claremont and the Criminal Element

      by Jeannie Mobley

      Jan 2018

      Mystery/Adventure Elementary Plus

      All aboard for a fast-paced, Jazz Age–era murder mystery set aboard a Chicago-bound train!


      by Riley Redgate

      Jul 2017

      Young Adults Plus

      In this timely YA novel, a teenage girl disguises herself as a boy to sneak into a competitive, all-male a cappella octet.

      California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot Before the Mamas & the Papas

      by Pénélope Bagieu

      Jun 2017

      Graphic Novels High Plus

      Before she became the legendary Mama Cass—one quarter of the mega-huge folk group The Mamas and the Papas—Cass Eliot was a girl from Baltimore trying to make it in the big city. Bibliography. Playlist. Black-and-white illustrations done with graphite pencils.

      Bird & Diz

      by Gary Golio

      Jul 2016

      Easy Reading +

      $12.75  $5.00  Member Price
      "They take turns, tossing notes back and forth like jugglers." In this accordion book, Charlie "Bird" Parker and John "Dizzy" Gillespie create a fun, faster kind of jazz called bebop. Afterword. Discography. Black-and-white photograph of Charlie "Bird" Parker and John "Dizzy" Gillespie. Full-color illustrations done in pastel, gouache, and sumi ink.

      The Musician’s Daughter

      by Susanne Dunlap

      Feb 2009

      Young Adults +

      $12.75  $5.00  Member Price
      Eighteenth-century Vienna: Amid the glamour of musical court life, fifteen-year-old Theresa Maria must solve the brutal murder of her father, an acclaimed violinist. Who stole his violin, and why was he found near a Gypsy encampment, wearing a valuable pendant Theresa has never seen before? Her quest for answers soon puts her in the middle of an ongoing battle between serf sympathizers and the Hungarian nobility.
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