Monday Children’s Book Reviews for September 7

Stanza by Jill Esbaum

“There’s a slobbery thug in town. His name’s Stanza. He bullies everybody. He eats chicken pot pie. And…he write poetry. Shhhhhhhhh! If his brothers ever found out – oh , the teasing, the torture, the tears. That doesn’t stop Stanza from secretly writing a poem all night and entering it into a contest. But does he win? Shhhhhhhhhhhhh! Yes. No. Maybe so. It’s time to find out!” [JPB ESBAUM]

Meet the Pokemon by Michael Teitelbaum

“Welcome to the amazing world of Pokemon! Pokemon come in many shapes and sizes. Each one has its own personality. They can be friendly or tough, quiet or loud. They live in many places, such as cities or wild places.” DK Readers Level 2 Beginning To Read Alone                    [JE TEITELBAUM]

The Teashop Girls by Laura Schaeffer

“Annie, Genna, and Zoe have been best friends forever. But with eighth grade ending, the girls are beginning to grow up and grow apart. When Annie takes a job at her grandmother’s teashop, things begin to look up. In between whipping up chai lattes for customers, tasting new teas, and attempting to catch the attention of her barista boy crush, Annie is finally beginning to feel as sophisticated as her best friends. But an eviction notice spells trouble for the Steeping Leaf.” From Laura Shaeffer’s website.   [J SCHAEFFER]

Red Wolves: And Then There Were (Almost) None by Meish Goldish

“Was it too late to save the red wolf? For hundreds of years, these remarkable creatures had roamed freely across North America. Yet by the 1960s, red wolves were pushed to the brink of extinction by hunting, habitat destruction, and disease. Could scientists and wildlife officials find a way to restore red wolves to the wild?” Find out what they did, and why it is so important.  America’s Animal Comebacks series           [J333.95977 GOLDISH]

Star Spotters: Telescopes and Observatories by David Jefferis

“In orbit and on the ground, star spotters are the eyes we use to explore deep into space. Star Spotters: Telescopes and Observatories answers questions such as: What is the most powerful telescope? What is radio astronomy? How big is the Hubble Space Telescope? and What future telescopes are planned?”  Exploring Our Solar System Series               [J522 JEFFERIS]

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