Books for the Young... and the Young at Heart It's a summer tradition at Weekend Edition Sunday: each week, we learn what notable readers are pulling off the shelves. Elizabeth Bird, senior librarian at The New York Public Library's Donnell Library Center, focuses on books for young people.
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Books for the Young... and the Young at Heart

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

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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

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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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