Monday Children’s Book Reviews for May 13, 2013

Pirates Vs. Cowboys by Aaron Reynolds

“It is a sad and sorry day when Burnt Beard the Pirate and his scurvy crew swagger into Old Cheyenne looking to bury their treasure. Black Bob McKraw—terror of the Wild West—and his posse don’t take too kindly to pirates invading their town. And to add insult to injury, the pirates and cowboys can’t understand a lick of what the others are saying. None of them cowboys speak Pirate, and none of them pirates speak Cowboy. Who will save the day before these sorry—and stinky!—bilge rats and yellow-bellied varmints draw their cutlasses and six-shooters?”        [JPB REYNOLDS]

Lulu and the Dog From the Sea by Hilary McKay and Priscilla Lamont

“7-year-old Lulu and her cousin think their vacation house is the most perfect place ever until they find a trouble-prone, stray dog living on the beach. Everyone thinks the dog is a nuisance, but Lulu is sure he just needs a friend.” From the authors of Lulu and the Duck in the Park      [J MCKAY]

Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse by Tamera Wissinger

“Nine-year-old Sam loves fishing with his dad. So when his pesky little sister, Lucy, horns in on their fishing trip, he’s none too pleased:

“Where’s my stringer? / Something’s wrong! / The princess doll does not belong!”

All ends well in this winsome book of poems—each labeled with its proper poetic form, from quatrain to tercet. Together the poems build a dawn-to-dusk story of a father-son bond, of sibling harmony lost and found—and most of all, of delicious anticipation.”                 [J WISSINGER]

Boys Who Rocked the World: Heroes From King Tut to Bruce Lee by Michelle Roehm McCann

“A collection of influential stories provides forty-six illustrated examples of strong, independent male role models, all of whom first impacted the world as teenagers or younger. This updated and expanded edition of Boys Who Rocked the World encompases a variety of achievements, interests, and backgrounds, from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Steve Jobs to Crazy Horse and Stephen King—each with his own incredible story of how he created life-changing opportunities for himself and the world.”                              [J920.71 MCCANN]

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