Monday Children’s Book Reviews for April 2, 2012

And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano and Erin E. Stead

“Following a snow-filled winter, a young boy and his dog decide that they’ve had enough of all that brown and resolve to plant a garden. They dig, they plant, they play, they wait . . . and wait . . . until at last, the brown becomes a more hopeful shade of brown, a sign that spring may finally be on its way.”

[JPB FOGLIANO]

Annie and Snowball and the Surprise Day by Cynthia Rylant

“Annie can’t wait to spend a special day with her dad. With her pet bunny, Snowball, choosing the route, the day is bound to be a grand adventure with loads of surprises! Perfect for Father’s Day, this sweet story celebrates the special bond between daddy and daughter.”

[JE RYLANT,C]

The Haunting of Charles Dickens by Lewis Buzbee

“Meg Pickel’s older brother, Orion, has disappeared. One night, she steals out to look for him, and makes two surprising discoveries: She stumbles upon a séance that she suspects involves Orion, and she meets the author Charles Dickens, also unable to sleep, and roaming the London streets. He is a customer of Meg’s father, who owns a print shop, and a family friend. Mr. Dickens fears that the children of London aren’t safe, and is trying to solve the mystery of so many disappearances. If he can, then perhaps he’ll be able to write once again.”                                         [J BUZBEE]

Komodo Dragons by Melissa Gish

“Presents a look at Komodo dragons, describing their habitats, physical characteristics such as their sawlike teeth, behaviors, relationships with humans, and threatened status in the world today.”

[J597.95968 GISH]

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