Peculiar Picks

Peculiar Picks are a selection of odd, funny, interesting, curious, moving, irreverent, and otherwise wonderfully awesome, but perhaps not well known, reads. Peculiar Picks are books for younger readers and their grown-ups, handpicked by the Library's Youth Services Manager, Joshua Carlson.

It’s summer. It’s hot. The Sun is shining. But, what IS that big ball of gas and flame that makes the summer hot and bright? Having read both of the following books with my daughter, I can attest that they are hilarious, informative, and will hold both your child’s attention and yours, while you learn all about the Sun. Both books are available to checkout on Overdrive – just click the title.

Sun! One in a Billion by Stacy McAnulty

The Sun is Kind of a Big Deal by Nick Seluk

Read the books and then be sure to rock out to these sunny songs that also teach you about the Sun. Like these tracks? You can listen to the whole Here Comes Science! album on Hoopla!
“Why Does the Sun Shine?” by They Might Be Giants
“Why Does the Sun Really Shine?” by They Might Be Giants


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