Summer Reading! 
We hope it's been a wonderful school year for your family!  Summer time is a good opportunity to reflect on the school year and to prepare for the year to come. But it's also important to relax with a great book! We have researched award winning new books that appeal to all different types of readers. If you need more suggestions or have any questions, please let us know. We hope you have a fantastic summer! 

-Leigh Ann, Cathy, Mary, Catherine, and Lena


Tuesday, June 4, 2019 OR Thursday, June 6, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Entrance 1 - Room 100
Dunn Loring, VA

Workshop: An Introduction to College Transition for Students with Health Conditions and Physical Disabilities

June 9, 2019
3:00-4:30 pm

Connie Morella Library
7400 Arlington Road 

Bethesda, MD 20814 

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June 10, June 17, June 24 and July 1
7:30 - 9:00 PM

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Summer is a wonderful opportunity to sit back and enjoy some good reading. Whether you are lounging by the pool, sipping a cool drink, or relaxing in a comfortable chair, there is nothing better than taking the time to read a great book. In this newsletter, we listed award winning new books that can be enjoyed by all ages! 
Children's Books
by Matt de la  Peña
"This energetic ride through a bustling city highlights the wonderful perspective only grandparent and grandchild can share, and comes to life through Matt de la Pena's vibrant text and Christian Robinson's radiant illustrations."  
by A. B. Greenfield
"Can a lazy cat and a dung-obsessed beetle really crack a mystery? Ra relishes his role as the Pharaoh's beloved-and spoiled-cat. So when an amulet goes missing from the palace, Ra plans to keep enjoying his snacks and nap in the sun. But Ra's friend Khepri, a wise and industrious scarab beetle, insists on investigating in order to save the young servant girl who has been framed for the crime." 
by Jillian Tamaki
"In captivating paintings full of movement and transformation, Tamaki follows a young girl through a year or a day as she examines the colors in the world around her...a book about color as well as perspective, about the things we can see and the things we can only wonder at." 
Middle School Books
by Catherie Gilbert Murdock

"With a hump on his back, a mysterious past, and a tendency to talk to animals, he is often mocked by others in his town-until the arrival of a shadowy pilgrim named Secondus. Impressed with Boy's climbing and jumping abilities, Secondus engages Boy as his servant, pulling him into an action-packed and suspenseful expedition across Europe to gather seven precious relics of Saint Peter."
by Thanhha Lai
"Inspired by the author's childhood experience as a refugee-fleeing Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon and immigrating to Alabama-this coming-of-age debut novel told in verse has been celebrated for its touching child's-eye view of family and immigration."

by Christopher Paul Curtis 
Young Adult Books
by Tara Westover 

"Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home."

by Naomi Novik 
by Deb Caletti 
"Each step on Annabelle's 2,700 mile cross-country run brings her closer to facing a trauma from her past in National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti's novel about the heart, all the ways it breaks, and its journey to healing. Because sometimes against our will, against all odds, we go forward."

Books for Parents
by Susan Cain

"Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves."

by Adele Faber
"This bestselling classic includes fresh insights and suggestions as well as the author's time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships."

by Jessica Lahey

"T his groundbreaking manifesto focuses on the critical school years when parents must learn to allow their children to experience the disappointment and frustration that occur from life's inevitable problems so that they can grow up to be successful, resilient, and self-reliant adults."

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