Monday Children’s Book Reviews for February 10, 2014

What Does the Fox Say? by Ylvis

“Do you know what the fox says? Dog goes woof. Cat goes meow. Bird goes tweet and mouse goes squeak… But what does the fox say? The lyrics of Ylvis’s YouTube sensation ‘The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)’ meet Svein Nyhus’s playful illustrations in this irresistibly entertaining read-aloud picture book.”              [JPB YLVIS]

Sky Jumpers by Peggy Eddleman

“What happens when you can’t do the one thing that matters most? Twelve-year-old Hope Toriella lives in White Rock, a town of inventors struggling to recover from the green bombs of World War III. But Hope is terrible at inventing and would much rather sneak off to cliff dive into the Bomb’s Breath—the deadly band of compressed air that covers the crater left by the bombs—than fail at yet another invention. When bandits discover that White Rock has priceless antibiotics, they invade. With a two-day deadline to finish making this year’s batch and no ingredients to make more, the town is left to choose to hand over the medicine and die from the disease or die fighting the bandits now. Help lies in a neighboring town and Hope and her friends might be the only ones who can make the dangerous trek. Inventing won’t help her, but the daring and recklessness that usually gets her into trouble might just save them all.”       [J EDDLEMAN]

Scholastic 2014 Book of World Records

The 2014 edition will feature another fun, foil cover, full-color photographs throughout, completely updated facts and stats, brand-new interior design, new chapter openers, at least 20% brand-new content, a brand-new bonus section in the back, and the inclusion of the “Read for the World Record.”    [J031.02 MORSE]

Do you love football? Would you like to read more about some of your favorite players? The Union City Library has a new series, Playmakers, introduces young readers to current heroes on and off the field, summarizing each player’s life and career to date and drawing attention to accomplishments beyond their athletic skill as well as career highlights thus far. Informative sidebars add to the engaging, easy-to-read text.

Joe Flacco by Marty Gitlin

Robert Griffin III by Will Graves

Colin Kaepernick by Paul Hoblin

Andrew Luck by Paul Hoblin

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