Monday Children’s Book Reviews for May 17

I Love Bugs! by Emma Dodd

“Follow a little boy’s backyard safari as he shares his love of bugs.

“From fly-around-the-light bugs to curl-up-tight bugs, fun springy leapy bugs to slimy creepy crawly bugs, bugs are fun! But the best bugs are hairy bugs, the scary send-me-squealing bugs. With a bouncy rhyming text and colorful collagelike art, this book is perfect for miniscientists everywhere.”       [JPB DODD]

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: School Days by Erica Silverman

“In this new boot-stompin’ adventure, Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa are going to school. Well, Cowgirl Kate is going–horses are not allowed. Luckily, there’s plenty of time after school to make a new friend and have fun doing homework. One lesson Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa both learn . . . they’re best partners no matter what.”             [JE SILVERMAN, E.]

Take Me With You by Carolyn Marsden

“Pina and Susanna. Susanna and Pina. For as long as they’ve lived at the Istituto di Gesù Bambino — a home for babies abandoned after the War — they have been best friends. As children, they played rag dolls under the watchful eyes of the nuns and hide-and-seek among the lemon trees on the rooftop terrazzo overlooking Naples. But now strangers are coming to the chiesa, couples hoping to adopt children. Susanna thinks Pina — pale, pretty Pina with her gleaming yellow braid — will be adopted at once. Susanna, on the other hand, is a mulatta. Her father was an American soldier, a nero. No Italian has hair or skin like hers. But when a surprise visitor comes to the istituto just to see Susanna, will the friends be separated after all? Or will a miracle make both of their dreams come true?”             [J MARSDEN]

If Stones Could Speak: Unlocking the Secrets of Stonehenge by Marc Aronson

“What are the secrets of the ancient stone circle? Were the carefully placed stones a burial site, an ancient calendar, a place of Druid worship…or even a site of sacrifice? World-renowned archaeologist Mike Parker-Pearson has spent the last seven years on a quest to answer these and many other questions. In If Stones Could Speak, award-winning author Marc Aronson joins the research crew and records their efforts to crack Stonehenge’s secrets. National Geographic helped sponsor the Riverside archeological team’s mission, and now young readers can journey behind the scenes to experience this groundbreaking story first-hand, through the eyes of the experts.”             [J936.2319 ARONSON]

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