Monday Children’s Book Reviews for July 8, 2013

Ollie and Claire by Tiffany Strelitz Haber

“Ollie and Claire are as tight as two friends can be. Every day they picnic together, every day they do yoga together, and every evening they eat dinner together. But when Claire longs to break free from this routine and dreams of traveling the world, she worries that Ollie would never join her. So she takes matters into her own hands and finds a mysterious travel partner when she sees a sign posted on a tree. Who could it be? And how can she ever tell Ollie?”                                     [JPB HABER]

The Amulet by Philippe de Vosjoli

“Gabriel the son of Roman soldier is afraid of night shadows. When he has the chance to travel with his father’s squad and their war dogs on a mission to the Crimson Forest, he is excited. When the Volgoths–and the shadow creatures they bring to life–attack, Gabriel, with the help of his dog, Nero, discovers that an old family amulet summons the help of Atticus Rex, a Great Spirit Dog who rises from the Underworld. Gabriel overcomes his fear of shadows and becomes a warrior.”    [J DE VOSJOLI]

Let’s Build a Playground by Michael J. Rosen

“An inspirational true story by the national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing healthy play areas for children traces the efforts of a group of kids and adults from an Indianapolis community who worked with KaBOOM! to build a playground that became the site of endless imaginative adventures.”
[J790.068 ROSEN]

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