Books for the Young... and the Young at Heart

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Librarian Elizabeth Bird, with a white stuffed mouse on her shoulder.

Librarian Elizabeth Bird and friend.

Temperatures are rising, the humidity is climbing and folks are trying to decide what to read this summer. Continuing a seasonal tradition, Weekend Edition Sunday offers a weekly look at what notable readers are pulling off their shelves.

First up is Elizabeth Bird, senior librarian at The New York Public Library's Donnell Library Center. She's particularly interested in children's books, and novels aimed at young adults.

Elizabeth Bird's Book List

Kirsten Miller's 'Kiki Strike' is aimed at young adults.

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Librarian Elizabeth Bird's suggestions for summer reading:

For children...

Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge

Firegirl by Tony Abbott

Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow (due on shelves June 20th)

For young adults...

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn

King Dork by Frank Portman

Kiki Strike by Kirsten Miller

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Fly by Night
Fly by Night

by Frances Hardinge

Hardcover, 487 pages | purchase

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Firegirl
Firegirl

by Tony Abbott

Hardcover, 145 pages | purchase

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Firegirl
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Tony Abbott

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Here Be Monsters!
Here Be Monsters!

An Adventure Involving Magic, Trolls, and Other Creatures

by Alan Snow

Hardcover, 529 pages | purchase

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Here Be Monsters!
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An Adventure Involving Magic, Trolls, and Other Creatures
Author
Alan Snow

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Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Hardcover, 183 pages | purchase

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Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
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Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

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King Dork
King Dork

by Frank Portman

Hardcover, 344 pages | purchase

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King Dork
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Frank Portman

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Kiki Strike
Kiki Strike

Inside the Shadow City

by Kirsten Miller

Hardcover, 387 pages | purchase

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Kiki Strike
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Inside the Shadow City
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