Monday Children’s Book Reviews for June 17, 2013

Three Little Dinosaurs by Charles Fuge

“Scratch, Spike, and Lofty–a friendly trio of dinosaurs–dream only about flying. So one day they climb a volcano, hoping that if they jump off the edge and flap, they just might really take flight.  But it turns out that flying is harder than it seems–until a kind pterodactyl shows them the way, and helps them turn ‘let’s pretend’ into reality.”             [JPB FUGE]

Shadow Breakers by Daniel Blythe

Can she escape the shadows and face the truth before the darkness destroys her?

“If the enemy is a fire, the evil is its shadow, flickering upon the wall.”
“That’s very poetic, Miss Bellini. I just wish I knew what it meant.”

Miranda’s new home is a dull seaside town at the edge of the world, the sort of forgotten place where nothing ever happens. Until something does. Something strange and sinister. With her schoolteacher and her classmates, who might be more clued in than they let on, Miranda sets out to uncover the mystery. Her bravery borders on recklessness. She thinks she’s chasing shadows, tortured spirits from centuries past, but could true darkness lie within? With a mixture of science and magic, Miranda’s got to figure out how to break and banish the evil before it destroys her.                                 [J BLYTHE]

Leave Your Sleep: A Collection of Classic Children’s Poetry adapted to music by Natalie Merchant and illustrated by Barbara McClintock

“This collection of classic children’s poetry, adapted to music by Natalie Merchant, opens the door to a wondrous world filled with witches and fearless girls, blind men and elephants, giants and sailors and dancing bears. Leave Your Sleep features a daring and delightful selection, ranging from the beloved (e.e. cummings, Edward Lear, and Jack Prelutsky) to the undiscovered (the young Nathalia Crane). Natalie Merchant’s brilliant musical renderings, selected from her highly praised album, share the stage with Barbara McClintock’s richly imagined art to create a memorable reading, looking, and listening experience.”   [J808.81992 LEAVE]

 

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