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Summer Reading Log: The Log can be used to track the minutes you spend reading this summer (this includes reading books, audiobooks, magazines, and eBooks!). Just log in below and enter in the minutes you spend reading. For every 5 hours you read, your name will be entered into the Grand Prize Raffle which will be announced at the Finale Party.

Creative Challenges: For another chance at stardom, kids can complete weekly Creative Challenges. Every Monday a new Creative Challenge will be revealed on this website. Kids who share their creations online or in the Library can come and grab a prize from the Summer Reading Prize Locker.

Read to Me Club: For younger readers, join this club.
Star Log Reviews
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The Mystery at the Eiffel Tower
Author
Carole Marsh
Review
Christina, her brother Grant and her grandparents are visiting their French pen pals in Paris. But as always Christina and Grant get caught up in a mystery. A priceless statue has been stolen from a museum, and the siblings and their pen pals intend to find it.  Catalog
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The Mystery at Big Ben
Author
Carole Marsh
Review
When a group of kids visiting London find doodles on Big Ben that have a shocking message: Big Ben is going to be bombed. The kids work together to try to stop this historic clock from being destroyed, but the bombers aren't keen on being exposed. I would recommend this for 2nd or 3rd graders.  Catalog
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Title
Smells Like Dog
Author
Suzanne Selfors
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Homer is a boy who has an obsession. Treasure hunting. His uncle is a treasure hunter, and Homer wants to be just like him. But Homer lives on a goat farm, and goat farming is what his father has in mind for him. When Homer's uncle dies in a mysterious way, all he leaves for Homer is a droopy Basset Hound. But then Homer realizes that this Basset Hound has a special item with it that could change everything...   Catalog
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Title
Strawberry Hill
Author
Mary Ann Hoberman
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Allie isn't happy about moving, but the name of the street amazes her. "Strawberry Hill." But Allie doesn't find any strawberries. And finding the right friends are hard. There is a girl she wants to be friends with, but isn't very fun, and there is a girl she does not want to be friends with, who is very fun. What should Allie do? This book was really entertaining, and I think everyone should give it a try!  Catalog
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Title
Rain, Reign
Author
Ann M. Martin
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Rose is a girl with high-functioning autism, making her a little different than other girls. Her father isn't making anything any better for her. Rose absolutely LOVES homonyms, and has a LONG list of all the ones she's thought of. Her dog's name is a homonym. Rain. Rose's father lets Rain out during a hurricane, and Rose will have to go outside her boundries, and try a different way of living, which is very hard for Rose, to try to find her beloved Rain. I think this book was absolutely amazing, and it'll make you think. I definately recommend this book!!  Catalog
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