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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 (6/30-8/10) 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 22.

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)
Rick & Rack and the Great Outdoors
Author
Ethan Long
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
My favorite part of the story was when Rick caught a fish.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Pete the Cat - A Pet for Pete
Author
James Dean
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
Pete wants a goldfish. Pete paints a picture of his goldfish. Soon everyone wants a painting too! What does Pete do? Pete then paints a humongous picture of his goldfish and puts it on his mom's car for everyone to see.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Good Night Good Knight
Author
Shelly Moore Thomas
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
My favorite part of the story was when the good knight heard a noise, it was three little dragons.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Nate the Great and the Big Sniff
Author
Sharmat
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
The summary of this story is that Nate lost his dog and then he found it.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
If You're Reading This It's Too Late
Author
Pseudonymous Bosch
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
Cass thinks she received a note from her , but it ended up being code. Meet at Dock 3 at 12pm was what the note read, well I code. Find out more in this book!
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
I Spy a Scary Monster
Author
Jean Morzollo
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
This book is about finding items. Items can be scary and items could be funny.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
A Dog’s Life
Author
Ann M. Martin
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
Squirrel is not like other dogs. She is very unique. When she is abandoned, she still has her mother and brother. But when they are separated, Squirrel must handle life by herself. Squirrel must face hunger, sickness, and people who can be friendly one second and cruel the next. This book is Squirrel’s story, told in her own words and one you will never forget.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Spiders
Author
Esther Cullen
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
My favorite part of the story was when a black widow spider caught a fence lizard.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Diary of A Wimpy Kid
Author
Jeff Kinney
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
After reading most of the G. Stilton Series, I turned to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. These books are great and we kids can relate to this. Every kid should read these books! if I can break the evaluation scale that has a highest of 5 and give this 10 instead, I would do that! Funny, hilarious and overall great books to which we kids can relate.
-Arnibish
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Ocarina of Time (The Legend of Zelda)
Author
Akira Himekawa
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
It is about a boy saving the princess.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Garfield Keeps His Chins Up
Author
Jim Davis
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
I love all books about Garfield. I can read Garfield everyday. Garfield is smart and funny.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
The Amazing SpongeBobini
Author
Steven Blanks
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
My favorite part of the story was when a guy got launched out of a cannon.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Hands Off!
Author
David Lewman
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
Patrick tries to make Spongbob play with the bubble blower. Spongbob wants to keep it in his package. At the end, Spongbob takes the toy out and plays with Patrick.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Bumps In The Night
Author
Harry Allard
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
My favorite part of the story was when the came out. The ghost was actually a horse. The ghost turned out to be friendly.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Melvin Beederman Superhero - The Curse of the Bologna
Author
Greg Trine
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
My favorite part of the story was when it took Melvin fifty times to take flight.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Timmy Failure - Mistakes were Made
Author
Stephan Pastis
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
Timmy runs a detective agency. His friend gives Timmy a case. His friend’s case is that he is missing his candy. Clearly, Gabe did it. Gabe is his friend’s little brother. Unfortunately, Timmy is dumb and just thinks that Gabe is untidy. I was like AHHHHH!!!!!! He’s just found the answer!!
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Shoot-out A Comeback Kids novel
Author
Mike Lupica
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
Jake was the star on the star team. Now, he is the star on a losing team. He has two choices; he either learns to lose, or give up his love for soccer. But it’s his teammate, Kevin who shows Jake that being a good captain is about appreciating what you got on your team. If you keep losing, then teach your team. That’s what being a good captain and teammate is like.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Otto's Orange Day
Author
Frank Cammuso & Jay Lynch
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
Otto found a Genie. He had only one wish. He wished for his day to be orange. If I was him, I would wish for more wishes.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
The Enormous Pearl Heist
Author
G. Stilton
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
Geronimo went scuba diving with Petunia and the teacher. Geronimo found a giant clam with a giant pearl so they wanted to keep it in a safe place. So they wanted to put it in the aquarium. They kept it on the boat and somebody stole the pearl. The pearl was in a cave and the teacher and his family tried to steal the pearl so then they stopped the teacher and the giant clam in the aquarium.
-Arnibish
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)
Title of the Book (that you're reading)
Zig And Wikki in Something Ate My Homework
Author
Nadja Spiegelman and Trade Loeffler
Book Review and Summary - When you've finished reading your book, let us know what you thought of it!
My favorite part of the story was when Zig did not know that he caught a fly.
Rating (1=Not good, 5=Great)