Monday Children’s Book Reviews for May 9, 2011

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin and James Dean

“Pete the Cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand-new white shoes. Along the way, his shoes change from white to red to blue to brown to WET as he steps in piles of strawberries, blueberries, and other big messes! But no matter what color his shoes are, Pete keeps movin’ and groovin’ and singing his song . . . because it’s all good.”                  [JPB LITWIN]

Annie and Snowball and the Book Bugs Club by Cynthia Rylant

In Annie and Snowball and the Book Bugs Club, Annie convinces Henry to join a summer book club. Cousin Henry isn’t so sure about joining. Henry likes to do outside things with his big dog, Mudge.

“Reading is an inside thing. Or is it?  To Henry’s surprise, it’s the best summer yet!”     [JE RYLANT]

Scorpia Rising by Anthony Horowitz

“Scorpia has dogged Alex Rider for most of his life. They killed his parents, they did their best to con Alex into turning traitor, and they just keep coming back with more power. Now the world’s most dangerous terrorist organization is playing with fire in the world’s most combustible land: the Middle East. No one knows Scorpia like Alex. And no one knows how best to get to Alex like Scorpia. Until now.

“The chases have never been more intense, the fights more treacherous, or the risks so perilous to mankind. And this time, Alex won’t get away.” The final book in the Alex Rider series — or is it?    [J HOROWITZ]

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