Monday Children’s Book Reviews for September 21

Only a Witch Can Fly by Alison McGhee

“Only a witch can fly. But one little girl wants to fly—more than anything. So on a special night, with the moon shining bright and her cat by her side, she gathers herself up, she grips her broom tight, and she tries. And she fails. And she’s brave. And she tries again. Until . . .”          [JPB McGHEE]

Henry and the Elephant based on The Railway Series by the Rev. W. Awdry

“The engines are very excited when the circus comes to Sodor. Everyone wants to pull the special freight cars and coaches. Henry carefully pushes an empty truck into the dark tunnel to clear the track. Imagine his surprise when something starts to push back!” Step Into Reading Step 2 Reading With Help             [JE HENRY]

The Immortal Fire by Anne Ursu  The Cronus Chronicles Book Three

“After surviving the perilous Underworld and barely escaping a murderous Poseidon, cousins Charlotte and Zee know better than to expect their lives to return to normal. After all, vengeful gods do not like to be foiled by mere mortals…especially when those mortals are thirteen.

So when a fire-breathing Chimera descends on their middle school, Charlotte and Zee are determined to fight — not only for their lives, but for humankind. With nothing but a mysterious map and hints of a powerful weapon to guide them, the cousins journey to Mount Olympus, home of Zeus himself.”        [J URSU]

An Environmental Guide from A to Z by Tim Magner

“Introduces basic environmental science. Like the letters of the alphabet connect to build words and stories, the countless pieces and parts of nature weave, connect and link everything together.”            [J508.2 MAGNER]

It’s About Time by Stuart J. Murphy

“A twenty-four-hour day is full of great things to do! Endearing illustrations depicting things kids do every day make this an easy introduction to the skill of telling time, perfect for very young readers.”               [J529 MURPHY]

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