Monday Children’s Book Reviews for September 5, 2011

Today is Labor Day. Celebrated on the first Monday in September since 1884, Labor Day honors the achievements and contributions of American workers. Usually it marks the beginning of the school year, and is considered the unofficial end of Summer.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Rom Lichtenheld

“As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they’ll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play! With irresistible artwork by best-selling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and sweet, rhyming text, this book will have truck lovers of all ages begging for more.”             [JPB RINKER]

Fractions = Trouble! by Claudia Mills

“If Wilson Williams thought multiplication was difficult, he is finding fractions impossible. And when his parents hire a math tutor for him, he is sure he’s the only kid in the history of Hill Elementary to have one. Wilson is determined to make sure that no one finds out, not even his best friend, Josh.

“At least his pet hamster, Pip, is sympathetic. Pip is going to be part of Wilson’s science fair project, because any project with hamsters in it is bound to be wonderful. But Josh has the coolest project of all: at what temperature does a pickle explode? Unfortunately, it looks as if Wilson’s secret may end up exploding their friendship.”         [J MILLS]

Littoral Combat Ships by Philip Green

“When there is danger in shallow water, Littoral Combat Ships are called into action. These ships can go in water too shallow for other ships of the United States Navy. Armed with high-tech weapons and carrying helicopters and other aircraft, Littoral Combat Ships can fight any threat. This title introduces the newest craft of the Navy and shows how the technology behind the ships has led to their early success.”                      [J623.8258 GREEN]

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