Daily Archives: Monday, May, 21, 2012

Monday Children’s Book Reviews for May 21, 2012

Summer is almost here! Time to think about being a KidPower volunteer and playing the Summer Reading GameReading is SO Delicious!

Entering grades 5 – 9 next school year? Become a KidPower volunteer at the Union City Library! Help with programs and the Summer Reading Game, and get Community Service credit.

Two KidPower orientations are scheduled:

  • Friday, June 1, 3-4 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 7, 7-8 p.m.


Chicken, Pig, Cow and the Class Pet by Ruth Ohi

“Chicken, Pig and Cow have had many happy adventures with Dog at Girl’s house. But when Girl carts them off to school one day, leaving Dog behind, they aren’t sure what to think. Where is school, exactly? And what’s with all the noise there? Who are all these people who look like Girl but aren’t Girl? And why is their new hamster neighbor, Furface, trying to eat their barn?

“The adorable toy characters Chicken, Pig and Cow once again rely on friendship and teamwork as they embark on their latest adventure in all-new surroundings.” The newest book about Chicken, Pig and Cow, three toys and their friend, Dog, and the Girl who owns them.                      [JPB OHI]

Quest for the Spark  Book 2  written by Tom Sniegoski, illustrated by Jeff Smith

“The quest continues!

“The Nacht, the evil dragon that threatens to destroy both the Dreaming and the Waking World, is growing stronger, and twelve-year-old Tom Elm is the champion the Dreaming has chosen to defeat it. Along with Roderick the raccoon, Percival Bone and his nephew and niece, Randolf, Lorimar, and the two stupid Rat Creatures, Tom must race to find the missing pieces of the Spark. This leg of the journey introduces him to a trio of scheming bears and takes him into the depths of a dangerous beehive. And, on top of everything else, a traitor might be among them. . . .”  Continuation of Bone: Quest for the Spark Book 1     [J Sniegoski]

Creep and Flutter: The Secret World of Insects and Spiders by Jim Arnosky

“Naturalist and illustrator Jim Arnosky brings out the beauty — and the “wow!” and the “yuck!” factors — of hundreds of insects and spiders. Eight spectacular gatefolds show moths and mosquitoes, butterflies and beetles, spiders and silverfish life-size, up-close, and personal!” [J595.7 ARNOSKY]

Lady Gaga by Molly Aloian

“Chronicles the life of Stefani Germanotta’s alter ego from her Catholic school days to her innovative career as a pop music sensation.”                [JB LADY GAGA]


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