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Important Messages - Please Read
Children (3 years old through entering grade 5) are invited to register online for the Reading Program and (beginning June 30) log their reading times online. Registered children who read for 120 minutes or more each week (6/29-8/09) and report their reading times online are eligible for a weekly prize the following week. (For pre-readers and beginner readers, being read aloud to counts!)
The last day to pick up prizes and your reading certificate is August 21.

Come to the Children’s Room for more information and to pick up the schedule of our FREE summer programs for children. The program schedule is also available online. Questions? Call 781-388-0803.

The Children’s Summer Reading Program is generously funded by Preotle, Lane & Associates, Ltd., with additional support from the Friends of the Malden Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Summer Reading Book Reviews. Check out what other people are reading!
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Turtle's Race with Beaver
Author
Jose Aruego
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
It was amazing.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Miss Rumphius
Author
Barbara Cooney
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
This book is about 3 things that Miss Rumphius had to do and the last thing that she had to do was make the world more beautiful so she stated planting blue, purple and rose colored flowers.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Why Should I Save Energy
Author
Jen Green
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
This book tells us why we should save energy.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth
Author
Jane O'Conner
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
Nancy has every thing she needs to be a super sleuth. There is a blue marble missing. Nancy and her best friend Bree need to find out who is the person that had stole the blue marble.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Judy Moody
Author
Megan McDonald
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
THIS BOOK CAN BE GREAT FOR MY 4TH GRADE NEW CLASS. IT IS EXCITING. I WISH I WAS IN THIS BOOK.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Pokemon
Author
Hidenori Kusaka
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
It was about phantom battling at the Pokemon tower and she won!
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
The Chocolate Touch
Author
Patrick Skene Catling
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
One of the best books you can ever read!!!!!!!!!!
I would recommend this book for people who are going to second grade and above.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Pokemon
Author
Hidenori Kusaka
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
It was about defeating the bad guy from creating a new world and the heroes did it and that is it.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Pokemon
Author
Hidenori Kusaka
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
It is about battling the legendary Pokemon dialga and palkia. The trainers are diamond, pearl, and lady.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Caillou Mealtime
Author
Chouette
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
The story tells about how Caillou learned to eat his healthy meal.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Saving Shiloh
Author
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
It was a great book. It was surprising and fun.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Dream Away
Author
Julia Durango
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
My daughter liked the part about the moon. She really thinks about it as a dream away.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear
Author
Eric Carle
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
It is a funny story. My daughter like it so much.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Shredderman
Author
Wendelin Van Draanen
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
It is about Nolan making spy backpack. He was planning on spying on Bubba Bixby.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Class Trip from the Black Lagoon
Author
Mike Thaler
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
I liked the field trip to the jungle and the moon.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
The 5 Lives of Our Cat Zook
Author
Joanne Rocklin
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
it was a great book!
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
The Umbrella
Author
Brett, Jan
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
Carlos awaits adventures of finding his beloved animals only to miss them while thinking he's getting a better view up a fig tree! Cute but very hard for my son to understand the story and relating to such odd animals in the jungle (examples are pronunciation and some Spanish).
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Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Change It
Author
Adrienne Mason
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
It is good for kindergarten kids to know the difference between liquid, solid and gas.
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Title of the Book (that you're reading)
The Ultimate Fairy Guide
Author
Daisy Meadows
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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