Monday Children’s Book Reviews for August 30

Toot Toot, Beep Beep by Emma Garcia

“Colorful cars beep-beep, toot-toot, vroom-vroom, and whoosh across the pages, inviting kids along on an entertaining trip. Join in with the sounds as you watch a little red jeep, big blue van, sleek black sports car, long pink limousine, and big yellow taxi pass by. In the end each vehicle finds its parking space and, like all good children, settles down for the night.”             [JPB GARCIA]

Henry and Mudge and the Funny Lunch by Cynthia Rylant

“When Henry decides to create a special Mother’s Day lunch for his mother, he asks his Dad for help in picking out just the right treats for the event, but Mudge doesn’t seem to want to wait for the unveiling of the surprise and so Henry has to make sure to keep hungry Mudge far away before he gobbles it all up!”              [JE RYLANT]         Ready to Read Level 2

The Dragon in the Library by Kate Klimo

“Dragon keepers Jesse and Daisy need help!

“Emmy, their rapidly growing dragon, has become a real grouch, saying she’s missing “something,” and the cousins don’t have a clue what that something is. Jesse and Daisy go online to ask Professor Andersson, their favorite dragon expert, for help and end up seeing him being kidnapped!

“The latest entry in the series that includes The Dragon in the Driveway finds young Dragon Keepers Jesse and Daisy visiting a magical library where they uncover surprising secrets about the enormous red book they discovered in The Dragon in the Sock Drawer.”                                   [J KLIMO]

Toy Story 3: The Essential Guide by Glenn Dakin

“Woody and Buzz are back along with all your favorite Toy Story characters! Discover the lives behind the toys in this ultimate guide of Pixar’s next blockbuster! Meet Woody and Buzz’s new friends and get an in-depth view of the locations in Toy Story 3: The Essential Guide.”             [J791.4372 DAKIN]



Filed under Book Reviews, Children, Reading, Uncategorized, Union City Library

2 responses to “Monday Children’s Book Reviews for August 30

  1. Lyra

    I wish you would review better quality children’s literature. There are so many wonderful children’s books out there. What about these three instead?

    The House in the Night
    Mailing May
    The Hello, Goodbye Window

    There is a great book about how to find good children’s literature. It’s called The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease.

    A book about Toy Story is just promotional movie material and most of the other childrens books I’ve seen promoted on here aren’t books to brag about.

    Just wanted to help you along. I have my BA in Child Development and I’m going for my Master’s in Education with an emphasis in Reading. Don’t take this the wrong way. I just think more thought should be put into selecting children’s books to promote on this blog.

    • pryan51

      I appreciate your comments about the Union City Library children’s book review blog. The aim of the blog is to introduce new items the Library has received, but it sounds like an interesting idea to occasionally have an entry devoted to classics. Look for one soon!

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