Monday Children’s Book Reviews for May 3

No T. Rex in the Library by Toni Buzzeo

“When Tess misbehaves at the library, Mommy puts her in the time out chair, promising to return for her in 10 minutes. But Mommy doesn’t count on Tess tipping over her chair, or the chair tipping over the book cart, or the dinosaur book falling open. And what else can Tess do when she sees that dinosaur claw reaching up from the page? Join Tess on a library romp on board the back of a T. Rex. She proves, beyond a doubt, that you can find ANY kind of adventure in your library books!”  [Leaving a child unattended in the Library is not recommended]     [JPB BUZZEO]

Andy Shane Is  NOT In Love by Jennifer Jacobson

“On the day Ms. Janice introduces Lark Alice Bell to the class, Dolores is proud to be the new girl’s helper at recess. But Dolores is not so glad to see her friend Andy scribbling LAB inside a heart in his notebook, and she’s downright mad to find out that Lark has visited Andy at home. Luckily, when they all go back to Lark’s house — and take a peek at the squirming puppies in her basement — Dolores figures out what has really been on Andy’s mind all along. In his fourth engaging adventure, Andy Shane learns about the delicate balance of old friends and new, and the special joy of bringing home a dog of his own.”    [JE JACOBSON]

The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz

“What would happen to a fairy if she lost her wings and could no longer fly? Flory, a young night fairy no taller than an acorn and still becoming accustomed to her wings — wings as beautiful as those of a luna moth — is about to find out. What she discovers is that the world is very big and very dangerous. But Flory is fierce and willing to do whatever it takes to survive.”         [J SCHLITZ]

The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen

“When it’s time to make sense of science, turn to Ms. Frizzle! Global warming is the science story of the century, and it will affect the younger generations the most. So why not turn to the teacher kids like the most, Ms. Frizzle!

“Only the Friz can boil all the hoopla down to the scientific facts in a fun and informative way. With trademark simplicity and wit, Joanna Cole explains why the earth is getting warmer, and Bruce Degen’s bright, action-filled illustrations make the science easy to understand — and fun to learn. This team brings a new, improved understanding to climate change, engaging kids and empowering all.         [J551.6 COLE]

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