Monday Children’s Book Reviews for June 14

The Hallelujah Flight by Phil Bildner

“During the Great Depression, the ace black pilot James Banning decided to fly from coast to coast to serve as an inspiration to people everywhere. So with a little ingenuity and a whole lot of heart, he fixed up the dilapidated OXX6 Eagle Rock plane with his co-pilot and mechanic, Thomas Allen, earning them the derisive nickname, ‘The Flying Hobos.’ But with the help of friends and family along the way who signed their names on the wings of the plane in exchange for food, fuel and supplies, Banning and Allen made it through treacherous weather and overcame ruthless prejudice to receive a heroes’ welcome upon landing in New York on October 9, 1932.”   [JPB BILDNER]

Snow Games: a Robot and Rico Story by Anastasia Suen

“After a long wait, the snow is falling. Rico is ready to race into some winter activities. Will Robot be able to keep up?” [Stone Arch readers. Level 2, reading with help]     [JE SUEN]

Nuts: A Novel by Kacy Cook

“Sometimes even the smallest thing can change your life forever.

A squeaking sound outside her bedroom leads eleven-year-old Nell to a baby squirrel abandoned in her yard. Nell and her younger brothers end up saving two wild squirrels that appear to be orphaned. With the help of some online research and a new friend, Nell learns how to care for the squirrels, but she also learns that she shouldn’t try to do this on her own. Still, if Nell, who is homeschooled, has the time and devotion, why shouldn’t she keep the squirrels? She loves them, and they need her — don’t they? Nell is willing to do anything to keep her new pets safe, even if it involves telling a few lies. . . .”             [J COOK]

How Do Tornadoes Form? And Other Questions Kids Have About Weather by Suzanne Slade

“What is the coldest place on Earth? How many kinds of clouds are there? Why do rainbows form? You’ve got questions about weather, and Kids’ Questions has answers!”       [J551.6 SLADE]

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