Young readers review their summer reads

Young readers review their summer reads

Winning reviews for the final week of 2018.

  • Capital City Weekly
  • Thursday, August 30, 2018 3:15pm
  • Newsbooks

Each week throughout the summer, the Juneau Public Libraries, in collaboration with the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries and local businesses, award young readers various prizes for writing book reviews about their favorite summer reads. Summer Reading has now drawn to a close!

Thank you to all the readers who took time to share your thoughts. Over the summer we received 257 reviews, submitted by 93 different kids at the three libraries. Here are the top book reviews from this week’s winners.

From Downtown Library

“The Tricky Tooth,” by Fran Manushkin

“One fascinating part of this book is when Katie lost her first tooth and she couldn’t stop smiling!” — Naisha B., age 6

Received a Gift Card from Udder Culture, Libraries Rock! merchandise, a mask from Kindred Post, and Friends of the Library gift certificate.

From Douglas Library

“Lady Lollipop,” by Jill Baiton

“One fascinating part of this book is when the Queen lets the pig live in the palace.” – Farrah F., age 8

Received a gift card from Udder Culture, Libraries Rock!, a coloring book and a pencil set.

From Mendenhall Valley Library

“The Very Very Very Long Dog,” by Julia Patton

“One fascinating part of this book is when Bartelby walked in the cement and the guy said, ‘Nooooo!’” – Nyah H., age 5

Received a gift card from Friends of the Library, a gift card from Udder Culture, a mask from Kindred Post, and Libraries Rock! merchandise.

Young readers review their summer reads

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