Monday Children’s Book Reviews for May 28, 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.

If you can’t make the orientations, come in to the Library anyway; it’s not too late to volunteer! Each Library organizes their own KidPower program, and Union City would love to have YOU be a volunteer. Call 510-745-1464 ext. 7 for more information, or come to the Library at 34007 Alvarado-Niles Road in Union City.


Tales for Very Picky Eaters by Josh Schneider

“His son’s extremely picky palate forces young James’ father to make rejected foods seem more appealing through kid-friendly, extra-gross yarns about such fare as pre-chewed gum and lumpy oatmeal that grows so big that it eats the dog. By the author of You’ll Be Sorry.”                                     [JE SCHNEIDER]

Hope and Tears: Ellis Island Voices by Gwenyth Swain

“Voices echo on Ellis Island – those of people from the past and those who visit today. Once the nation’s largest immigration station, it is now a museum dedicated to the country’s melting-pot past. Author Gwenyth Swain imagines the stories of people whose lives were touched by this extraordinary American landmark.”                     [J SWAIN]

Weather and Climate! by Kathleen M. Reilly

“Goes beyond mere forecasting and reporting to thoroughly address children’s curiosities about the world’s weather. The process of how wind, sun, and water combine to form certain conditions is explored, and the reasons why weather reaches extreme levels — and what this means for each climate — are also explained in detail. Featuring 25 hands-on projects, this handbook guides kids through creating a storm in a bottle, touching the clouds, building a weather safety kit, and even eating an edible climate map.”             [J551.6 REILLY]

Going Organic: A Healthy Guide to Making the Switch by Dana Meachan Rau

“Kids can learn about the benefits and challenges of adhering to an all natural, chemical-free diet in a book that offers helpful tips, facts about ‘going organic,’ delicious recipes and advice on how to make the switch.”                [J613.2 RAU]


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