Monday Children’s Book Reviews for August 12, 2013

E is for Echidna by Bronwyn Bancroft

“Presents an alphabet book with words for Australian animals, plants, and other natural features depicted in aboriginal-style illustrations, stunning images in luminous colors.”     [JPB BANCROFT]

Savvy by Ingrid Law

“For generations, the Beaumont family has harbored a magical secret. They each possess a ‘savvy’ — a special supernatural power that strikes when they turn thirteen. Grandpa Bomba moves mountains, her older brothers create hurricanes and spark electricity . . . and now it’s the eve of Mibs’s big day.

“As if waiting weren’t hard enough, the family gets scary news two days before Mibs’s birthday: Poppa has been in a terrible accident.”           [J LAW]

Castle by Richard Platt, illustrated by Stephen Biesty

“With intricately detailed cross-sections, each layer of a castle is presented, so readers can explore layer upon layer of castle life including the people, their possessions, and how they lived, as well as how they defended themselves from enemy attacks and settled down for an evening of entertainment. Each time readers turn the page, they’ll discover new details, making this the ultimate ‘insider’s guide’ to the structure of a castle and the lives of its inhabitants.”        [J940.1 PLATT]

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