Today is Labor Day. “Labor Day is a holiday in the United States that is dedicated to workers across the country. The intention of the holiday is to recognize the contributions that laborers make to the United States as a whole. The public holiday always falls on the first Monday in September.”
Messy Jesse by Paula Bowles
“Jesse is good at making all kinds of things. But he’s especially good at making messes! One day, he makes a mess so big that he gets lost in it. His friends try to find him, but they get lost, too! How will they ever find their way out?” [JPB BOWLES,P]
Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure by Derek Anderson
“One pig looks to take a relaxing bath in solitude, only to be joined by another pig, then another, then another. When Pig Number 10 jumps into the crowded tub, the first pig comes up with a plan to enjoy his bath.” [JPB ANDERSON,D]
The Year We Sailed the Sun by Theresa Nelson
“Orphaned Julia never expected to be sent away, especially not to the ill-named House of Mercy. But adventure awaits her in this historical journey, based on a true story.
“’Go home,’ eleven-year-old orphan Julia Delaney is told, but home for her is gone. Spirited and strong, Julia faces a cruel life at an orphanage—the House of Mercy—blistering cold winters, and countless disappointments. But not even hopeful Julia can imagine what awaits her in Montana—and with the help of a miracle or two, she sets the sun a-sailing.” [J NELSON,T]
Project Blastoff by Mark Kelly
“A team of middle schoolers prepares for blastoff in this adventure from the author of the New York Times bestselling Mousetronaut, based on the childhoods of real-life astronauts Mark Kelly and his twin brother Scott.
“It’s a long, hot summer and Scott and Mark are in big trouble for taking apart (aka destroying) their dad’s calculator. As a punishment, they’re sent to their grandfather’s house, where there’s no TV and they have to do chores. And Grandpa is less tolerant of the twins’ constant bickering. ‘Why don’t you two work together on something constructive. What if you built a go-kart or something?’ Grandpa suggests.
“But it’s not a go-kart the twins are interested in. They want to build a rocket. With the help of Jenny, nicknamed Egg, and a crew of can-do kids, they set out to build a real rocket that will blast off and orbit the Earth. The question soon becomes: which twin will get to be the astronaut?” [J KELLY,M]