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Summer Reading 2014

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Summer Reading 2014 is underway! This year’s theme is all about science. Looking for something to read? Check out these science related titles!

 

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The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook by Eleanor Davis

Eleven-year-old Julian Calendar thought changing schools would mean leaving his “nerdy” persona behind, but instead he forms an alliance with fellow inventors Greta and Ben and works with them to prevent an adult from using one of their gadgets for nefarious purposes.

 

 

 

 

 

Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke: 

When young Zita discovers a device that opens a portal to another place, and her best friend is abducted, she is compelled to set out on a strange journey from star to star in order to get back home. 

  

  

 

 

Baby Mouse: Mad Scientist by Jennifer L Holm:

Imaginative Babymouse’s science partner, Felicia the cat, expects her to do all of the work for their report on microscopic creatures, but Babymouse gets help from a pizza-loving amoeba named Squish.

 

 

 

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  How to Fake a Moon Landing: Exposing the Myths of Science Denial by Darryl Cunningham:

Is hydro-fracking really safe? Is climate change real? Did the moon landing really happen? How about evolution: fact or fiction? Author-illustrator Darryl Cunningham looks at these and other hot-button science topics and presents a fact-based, visual assessment of current thinking and research on eight different issues everybody’s arguing about.

  

 

 

 T-Minus: The Race to the Moon by Jim Ottaviani

The whole world followed the countdown to sending the first men to the moon. This is the story of the people who made it happen, both in the rockets and behind the scenes.

 

  

   

Hinterkind Vol 1: The Waking World by Ian Edginton

In a post-apocalyptic world where humans have been pushed to the edge of extinction by the creatures of fantasy and fables, THE HINTERKIND tells the story of one young woman’s quest to fulfill her destiny and put the world right again. Fifty-seven years after an unspecified biological event has all but wiped out the human race, a green hand has moved over the face of the Earth. Mother Nature is reclaiming what’s rightfully hers but she’s not the only one… The Hinterkind have returned.

 

 

 

 

  Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan

Yorick Brown, an unemployed and unmotivated slacker discovers he is the only male left in the world after a plague instantly kills everyone with a Y chromosome. Accompanied by his mischievous monkey and the mysterious Agent 355, he embarks on a transcontinental journey to find his girlfriend and to discover why he is the last man in earth.

  

 

 

Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm

Tells the history of the race to build and the decision to drop the first atomic bomb, and the ethical debates that followed. The author sets the stage with early research in Europe, which began prior to World War I and accelerated rapidly as World War II approached.

 

 

  Lazarus. Book One, Family by Greg Rucka

In a dystopian near-future, government is a quaint concept, resources are coveted, and possession is 100% of the law. A handful of Families rule, jealously guarding what they have and exploiting the Waste who struggle to survive in their domains. Forever Carlyle defends her family’s holdings through deception and force as their protector, their Lazarus.