Monday Children’s Book Reviews for December 23, 2013

The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett

“Jan Brett’s #1 New York Times bestseller, now in board book format in a brief version of a favorite tale in which Aloo-ki, an Inuit girl, meets a polar bear family.

“When Aloo-ki’s sled dogs float away on an ice floe, she goes looking for them. She comes upon an igloo with no one home and goes inside. In the meantime, Mama, Papa and Baby Bear swim out and rescue Aloo-ki’s dogs. They all go home for breakfast to find a surprise visitor curled up in Baby Bear’s bed for a nap.”           [JPB BRETT]

The Mystery of Meerkat Hill: A Precious Ramotswe Mystery For Young Readers by Alexander McCall Smith

“Precious wants to be a detective when she grows up. She is always practicing at being a detective by asking questions and finding out about other people’s lives. There are two new students in her class, a girl called Teb and a boy called Pontsho. She learns that they are brother and sister, and—even more exciting—that Pontsho has a clever pet meerkat named Kosi.

“One day, Teb and Pontsho’s family’s cow disappears. Precious helps them look for clues to find the cow. But getting the cow back home will require some quick thinking and help from an unexpected source.” Set in Botswana, the first book about Precious for children is The Great Cake Mystery.               [J McCALL SMITH]

The Top 10 of Everything in Sports by Gary Gramling

“A comprehensive yet fun look at the greatest aspects of Pro Sports. From the
top athletes to the most popular teams in the world, SI Kids ranks a variety of topics covering every professional sport. Readers are guaranteed to love the big, exciting action photos from the Sports Illustrated collection and the insider knowledge of SI Kids. Filled with trivia and information, this dynamic book will be the definitive kids sports book.”                             [J796.02 GRAMLING]

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