Monday Children’s Book Reviews for March 31, 2014

Maisy Goes to the Movies by Lucy Cousins

“Maisy and her friends are so excited! They’re going to see a fun adventure film. With tickets and snacks at the ready, they scramble for seats and settle in for the movie to begin. Cyril’s a little afraid of the dark, but Maisy is happy to hold his hand. When Eddie enthusiastically shouts at the screen, he quickly learns a lesson in movie etiquette! After little ones share this outing with Maisy, they’ll be raring to go on their own movie-theater adventure.”         [JPB COUSINS]

Alaska’s Dog Heroes: True Stories of Remarkable Canines by Shelley Gill

“In Alaska, dogs really are a person’s best friend. These true canine stories from the last frontier describe remarkable acts of intelligence, stamina, loyalty, and heroism by Balto, Togo, Tekla, Stickeen, and more of Alaska’s famous dogs. From traversing mountains in winter with deliveries of life- saving medicine to fighting off bears and finding lost children, each beautifully illustrated and exciting story comes from the pages of Alaska’s history.”    [J636.70979 GILL]

Nicky Epstein Knits for Dolls: 25 Fun, Fabulous Outfits for 18-inch Dolls by Nicky Epstein

“Designer, author, teacher, and knitting celebrity Nicky Epstein has created a stylish delight: 25 playful, fashion-forward patterns for 18-inch dolls. Nicky speaks fondly of the dolls that inspired her designs and explains the techniques for measuring a doll, adapting patterns, and choosing yarn and needles. The adorable pieces range from classic to chic, and include everything from hats and coats to dresses, skirts, tops, and pants– a tiny, complete wardrobe of Nicky Epstein originals!”–  This isn’t a book for children, but I recommend you show it to Mom, Dad, Aunts, Uncles, Grandmas, Grandpas, neighbors — anyone who knits and can either make them for you or teach you how to make them yourself!                    [746.432 EPSTEIN]

 

 

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