Monday Children’s Book Reviews for April 16, 2012

Crafty Chloe by Kelly DiPucchio

“When another girl has already purchased the most perfect birthday gift for Chloe’s friend Emma, Chloe decides she’ll make a present — something you can’t buy in a store. But crafting isn’t easy, and it’s beginning to look like she won’t have a great idea in time. Fortunately, with a good doodle session and a whole lot of glitter to inspire her, Chloe figures out just the thing to save the day — and with a little help from her trusty glue gun, she just might save a friendship, too!”                    [JPB DiPUCCHIO]

Angel of the Battlefield by Ann Hood

“A first entry in a new series, The Treasure Chest, finds twins Felix and Maisie moving with their recently divorced mother into the attic of a historic family mansion where they discover an ancestor’s secret artifacts, the first of which transports them back to 1836 Massachusetts into the world of Clara Barton.”                 [J HOOD]

Diamond in the Desert by Kathryn Fitzmaurice

“For Tetsu, baseball is so much more than just a game

“On December 6, 1941, Tetsu is a twelve-year-old California boy who loves baseball. On December 7, 1941, everything changes. The bombing of Pearl Harbor means Tetsu’s Japanese-American family will be relocated to an internment camp.

“Gila River camp isn’t technically a prison, but with nowhere to go, nothing to do, and no time frame for leaving, it might as well be. So when someone has the idea of building a baseball diamond and starting a team, Tetsu is overjoyed. But then his sister gets dangerously sick, forcing him to choose between his family and his love of the game.”                 [J FITZMAURICE]

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