Monday Children’s Book Reviews for March 3, 2014

Lost Cat by C. Roger Mader

“When Slipper is accidentally left behind, her journey begins. Luckily, everyone wants to be with her. But Slipper won’t settle for just any home—she’s determined to find the family that fits! Roger Mader creates a story for all who believe in happily ever after.”                       [JPB MADER]

On an American Day, Volume 1: Story Voyages Through History 1750-1899 by Rona Arato

“What better way for young readers to truly understand another era than to spend a day in the life of another child? On an American Day Volume 1 uses nine extraordinary pieces of historical fiction covering American history from 1750-1899 to give young readers an intimate look at life in another place and time, beginning with the story of Patrick, an Irish-Catholic immigrant seeking relief from religious persecution in Pennsylvania in 1755. From there, readers meet more characters living through historic events like the Revolutionary and Civil wars, and the Johnstown flood; through civil rights milestones like the Emancipation Proclamation; and through national achievements like the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad and the opening of the Perkins School for the Blind. The book ends at the turn of the 20th century with the founding of Hull House in Chicago.”   [J ARATO]

Odd Duck by Cecil Castelluci and Sara Varon

“Theodora is a perfectly normal duck. She may swim with a teacup balanced on her head and stay north when the rest of the ducks fly south for the winter, but there’s nothing so odd about that.

“Chad, on the other hand, is one strange bird. Theodora quite likes him, but she can’t overlook his odd habits. It’s a good thing Chad has a normal friend like Theodora to set a good example for him.

“But who exactly is the odd duck here? Theodora may not like the answer.”     [J741.5973 CASTELLUCCI]

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