Monday Children’s Book Reviews for January 3, 2011

Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You by Nancy Tillman

“. . . I wanted you more than you’ll ever know,

so I sent love to follow wherever you go. . . .

Love is the greatest gift we have to give our children. It’s the one thing they can carry with them each and every day.

If love could take shape it might look something like these heartfelt words and images. Here is a book to share with your loved ones, no matter how near or far, young or old, they are.”     [JPB TILLMAN]

Mud Mess by Melinda Melton Crow

Three trucks go out for a drive, and one gets stuck in the mud. Will the other two be able to help? A Stone Arch Reader Level 1                                         [JE CROW]

Ellie Ever by Nancy Ruth Patterson

“Ellie and her mother lost everything in the hurricane: their home, their family business, and, tragically, Ellie’s dad. They get a chance at a new life when Ellie’s mom gets a job apprenticing as a farrier and managing a horse farm in Virginia. Ellie has a scholarship to Twin Creeks Preparatory School, where her snobby classmates aren’t friendly at all — until a rumor begins that Ellie is actually a princess! Suddenly Ellie is the school’s most popular girl. But what will happen when the truth comes out?”                            [J PATTERSON]

Nature Science Experiments: What’s Hopping in a Dust Bunny? by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

“Fun, easy-to-use, and accessible, this cool collection of science activities will have kids ages 9-12 eagerly carrying out experiments with common, everyday objects from the home and backyard. The captivating ideas range from DNA collection (getting samples from real cells in your mouth) to investigating carnivorous plants (“Trigger This: Explore the Properties of the Venus Flytrap’s Trigger Hairs”).”     [J570.78 BARDHAN-QUALLEN]

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