Monday Children’s Book Reviews for July 16, 2012

Bramble and Maggie by Jessie Haas

“Maggie wants a pony to ride and take care of, and to prepare she’s been reading a big book on horse care. Meanwhile, Bramble is bored with giving riding lessons and walking in circles. She’s looking for just the right person to take her away from her routine. Is it a perfect match? Maggie loves Bramble as soon as she sees her, but there are some things Bramble has to be sure of. Will Maggie let Bramble venture into new places? Will she protect Bramble from strange objects in the yard? Will she, most importantly, know when Bramble needs her undivided attention? This charming and funny story is an ideal match for young animal lovers and anyone who has ever longed for a friend who truly understands.”           [J Moving Up HAAS]

The Dead Gentleman by Matthew Cody

“Featuring a kid hero, time travel, and otherworld portals in unexpected places (maybe there are monsters under your bed), The Dead Gentleman is a wild ride between parallel New York City timestreams — 1901 and today. Eleven-year-old Tommy Learner is a street orphan and an unlikely protege to the Explorers, a secret group dedicated to exploring portals — the hidden doorways to other worlds. But while investigating an attercop (man-eating spider) in the basement of an old hotel, Tommy is betrayed — and trapped. And it’s then that his world collides with that of modern-day Jezebel Lemon, who — until the day she decides to explore her building’s basement — had no bigger worries than homework and boys. Now, Jezebel and Tommy must thwart the Dead Gentleman — a legendary villain whose last unconquered world is our own planet Earth, a realm where the dead stay dead. Until now.”         [J CODY]

The Incredible Transcontinental Railroad by R. Conrad Stein

“Describes the building of the first railroad to join the eastern and western part of the United States, and the effect of this transcontinental link on the future development of the country.”                     [J385.0979 STEIN]

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One response to “Monday Children’s Book Reviews for July 16, 2012

  1. The Dead Gentleman sounds really good. Yay for time travel.

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