Monday Children’s Book Reviews for December 27

If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley

“If you’re a monster and you know it, give a ROAR!”

“Children will stomp their paws, twitch their tails, snort and growl, and wiggle and wriggle along with this bright and bold picture book twist on “If You’re Happy and You Know It.” Rebecca Emberley has written a rollicking text, which she has illustrated in collaboration with her father, Caldecott Medalist Ed Emberley.”

[JPB EMBERLEY]

The Big Catch: A Robot and Rico Story by Anastasia Suen

“Robot and Rico are off to the beach! While Rico is busy fishing, Robot is bored. Rico wants to catch the biggest fish, but Robot may end up with a bigger surprise.”  Stone Arch Readers Level 2                 [JE SUEN]

Willowood by Cecelia Galante

“There’s nothing ten-year-old Lily Sinclair likes about her new life in the city with her single mom. She misses her best friend, who seems to have forgotten her and their secret place, Willowood. She never sees her mom, who’s working long hours at her new job. She’s managed to make an enemy of the class bully. Mrs. Hiller from across the hall, who takes care of Lily after school, keeps preparing yucky healthy snacks for her. And she can’t get her mother to tell her anything about her absent father. Her only source of comfort is her beloved pet gecko, Weemis. Everything changes when Mrs. Hiller introduces Lily to the owner of the Pet Palace, a nearby pet store, and his adult Down’s syndrome son, Nate. Lily finds herself with an unofficial after school job — and forges a tentative friendship with Nate that’s threatened by a dark secret about Nate Lily knows nothing about.”                    [J GALANTE]

Base Jumping by S. L. Hamilton

Base Jumping takes action images and combines them with sports information, written in short, simple wording. From the crazy locations to the gear needed, kids will be captivated by this extreme sport. Unique quotes and facts add dimension to the text, without making it overwhelming.” [Series: Xtreme Sports]                                    [J796.046 HAMILTON]

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