Monday Children’s Book Reviews for July 19

Little Pink Pup by Johanna Kerby

“Pink was the runt of the pig litter. He was so small that the Kerby family didn’t think he would survive– so they brought him into the house where he met Tink, a new dachshund mom. When Tink saw Pink, she immediately adopted him into her family, and helped nurse him back to health. Pink thrived in his new family: the puppies didn’t mind that Pink looked nothing like them—he was just their size.”                 [JPB KERBY]

Marley’s Big Adventure by Susan Hill [I Can Read! Level 2]

“Marley loves to help his family, but sometimes Mommy, Daddy, Cassie, and Baby Louie don’t want his kind of help! After a morning of slobbery wake-up calls, emptied-out dressers, and gobbled-up pancakes, Marley’s family has had enough.When they put him in the backyard, Marley worries his family doesn’t love him anymore. The world’s worst dog makes a break for it—only to wreak havoc wherever his adventure takes him!

“The first in a brand-new series about everyone’s favorite calamitous canine, Marley’s Big Adventure is a sweet and hilarious addition to the I Can Read! library.”         [JE HILL]

Operation Yes by Sarah Lewis Holmes

“No one in her sixth-grade class knows quite what to make of Ms. Loupe, with her short hair, her taped square “stage” on the floor, and the interest in improvisational theatre. After all, their school is on an Air Force base–a place that values discipline more than improv. But her students soon come to love her fresh approach; and when her dear brother goes missing in Afghanistan, and Ms. Loupe herself breaks down, they band together to support their teacher. What starts as a class fundraiser expands into a nationwide effort for all injured troops, and an amazing vision of community and hope.”                                  [J HOLMES]

A Smart Kid’s Guide to Online Bullying by David J. Jakubiak

“There are several books about teen cyberbullying, but this title in the Kids Online series is a timely warning aimed at elementary students. The short sentences describe ways to stay safe online: “Knowing how cyberbullies work can help you deal with one.” Urging kids to get adult help if they encounter trouble, the double-page spreads talk about what motivates cyberbullies and how to shut them down, with lots of practical safety tips (summarized at the back), including keeping e-mail addresses and screen names private and not replying to bullies. The author also cautions kids not to take on cyberbully behaviors themselves, and he includes frequent reminders to kids not to press the Send button when they are angry.”                            [J302.3 JAKUBIAK]


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