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A librarian shares summer reading picks for kids. Plus, a girl befriends a robot in "AI... Meets...AI."

 Papá's Magical Water-Jug Clock by Jesús Trejo
"Wombats Are Pretty Weird" by Abi Cushman; "Our Pool" by Lucy Ruth Cummins; "Papá's Magical Water-Jug Clock" by Jesús Trejo; "Family Style" by Thien Pham (clockwise from top left)

A good book can capture a child’s imagination. Baltimore County librarian Conni Strittmatter shares summer reading picks for kids, including a graphic novel about a young Vietnamese refugee’s arrival in the U.S. Check out the library's calendar of events.

Plus: nonprofit leader Amber Ivey shares a story about a Baltimore girl who makes friends with a robot in "AI... Meets... AI."

"Papá's Magical Water-Jug Clock" by Jesús Trejo
"Our Pool" by Lucy Ruth Cummins
"Wombats Are Pretty Weird : A (Not So) Serious Guide" by Abi Cushman
"Hands-On Science: Matter" by Lola Schaefer
"The Disney Villains Cookbook"
"Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret" by Judy Blume
"Let's Fill This World With Kindness: True Tales of Goodwill in Action" by Alexandra Stewart
"Family Style: Memories of an American from Vietnam" by Thien Pham
"The Legacies" by Jessica Goodman
"Four Eyes" by Rex Ogle (not mentioned)

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is Senior Supervising Producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.