Monday Children’s Book Reviews for December 16, 2013

Princess Posey and the Christmas Magic by Stephanie Greene

“Telling a little white lie which she fears will spoil her good-girl status with an all-seeing, all-knowing Santa, little Posey turns for comfort to her glittery pink tutu, which she hopes will chase away the knots in her tummy. By the creators of Princess Posey and the Monster Stew.”  [J GREENE]

Snowflakes Fall by Patricia MacLachlan and Steven Kellogg

“In Snowflakes Fall, Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan and award-winning artist Steven Kellogg portray life’s natural cycle: its beauty, its joy, and its sorrow. Together, the words and pictures offer the promise of renewal that can be found in our lives—snowflakes fall, and return again as raindrops so that flowers can grow.

“In honor of the community of Sandy Hook and Newtown, Random House, the publisher of Snowflakes Fall, has made a donation to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund. Random House is also donating 25,000 new books to the national literacy organization First Book in the community’s honor and in support of children everywhere.”         [JPB MACLACHLAN]

I’m a Frog! by Mo Willems

“Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

“Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

“In I’m a Frog! Piggie has some ribbiting news! Can Gerald make the leap required to accept Piggie’s new identity?”                  [JE WILLEMS]

Get your hands dirty—and learn about science! Young children are naturally interested in everything they see around them, so what better way to learn about fundamental science concepts than to have fun with dirt, water, color, and things that move? Each title in this series includes at least seven fun experiments that take readers step-by-step from an intriguing question, through an investigation, and finally to drawing their own scientific conclusions.”

  • Water by Ellen Lawrence           [J530.4 LAWRENCE]
  • Motion by Ellen Lawrence         [J531-11 LAWRENCE]
  • Color by Ellen Lawrence            [J535.6 LAWRENCE]
  • Dirt by Ellen Lawrence               [J578.757 LAWRENCE]

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