Monday Children’s Book Reviews for January 4, 2010

Grumpy Grandpa by Heather Henson

“Jack’s grandfather is always grumpy, and a bit scary, too, but during a visit to the country house where “Grumpy Grandpa” lives with the brave Aunt Ellie and Uncle Wilbur, Jack learns that his grandfather was once very different.”         [JPB HENSON]

It’s Winter, Dear Dragon by Margaret Hillert

“A boy and his pet dragon go sledding, make a snow fort, and have a snowball fight with friends on a fun winter day.” From the Beginning-to-Read Dear Dragon series                        [JE HILLERT]

Merlin’s Dragon Book 2: Doomraga’s Revenge by T. A. Barron

“No longer just an unknown little lizard, Basil is now as big as a mountain—and the most powerful dragon of all times. His majestic wings, gigantic tail, and jewel-bright eyes fill the sky as he and the great wizard Merlin, loyal friends and courageous defenders of Avalon, strive boldly to save their world.” The second book of the Merlin’s Dragon trilogy.    [J BARRON]

Jewish Holidays Cookbook: Festive Meals for Celebrating the Year by Jill Colella Bloomfield

“The traditions and recipes of Judaism are celebrated in this beautiful modern cookbook geared toward kids and their families. Eleven Jewish holidays are discussed and accompanied by recipes for the ancient and modern foods traditionally served. Kids can lead the charge on braiding their first challah or making their own kugel, while spending time learning about Jewish history and heritage.”     [J641.5676 BLOOMFIELD]

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