Monday Children’s Book Reviews for September 10, 2012

Now for something completely different — NEW BOOKS!

Rocket Writes a Story by Tad Hills

“Rocket loves books and he wants to make his own, but he can’t think of a story. Encouraged by the little yellow bird to look closely at the world around him for inspiration, Rocket sets out on a journey. Along the way he discovers small details that he has never noticed before, a timid baby owl who becomes his friend, and an idea for a story.” Sequel to How Rocket Learned to Read.         [JPB HILLS]

Amazon: You Decide How to Survive by David Borgenicht

“A new thrill ride begins in the Amazon rainforest with the latest novel in the Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure series! Join an expedition of students exploring the Amazon jungle and face real dangers and decisions. Your choices will determine your fate. Will you survive your encounters with piranhas, tarantulas, mosquitoes, monkeys, and jaguars? Or will you be forced to return home early? Only you can decide how to survive. There are twenty-two possible endings to this adventure, but only ONE leads to ultimate success! Featuring dynamic comic book–style illustrations, and based on real, true-life facts about the Amazon, this story will be a surefire hit with anyone craving a fun, highly visual reading experience.”               [J BORGENICHT, D]

Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker

“A foster child named Angel and 12-year-old Stella, who are living with Stella’s great-aunt Louise at the Linger Longer Cottage Colony on Cape Cod, secretly assume responsibility for the vacation rentals when Louise unexpectedly dies and the girls are afraid of being returned to the foster care system.”

How on earth will the two girls survive — and what will happen to them when it is discovered how they dealt with the problem? I don’t know yet, but I can’t wait to find out!                                 [J PENNYPACKER]

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