Monday Children’s Book Reviews for April 7, 2014

The Great Day by Taro Gomi

“Join in the fun of a child’s very busy day, as he jumps, runs, and plays from morning to night. Full of youthful exuberance, Taro Gomi’s simple words and vibrant illustrations show all of the action and excitement children find in each new day.” [JPB GOMI]

Hit the Road, Helen by Kate McMullan

“In this updated version of Greek mythology, Hades, King of the Underworld, reveals the truth about Helen of Troy and the Trojan War.

“When Paris and Helen decide to hit the road together, it means more trouble than they can imagine for both themselves and the people of Troy. But who says Helen is entirely at fault? Sure she had a face that launched a thousand ships but she also had a little interference from the meddling god of love and his mother, Aphrodite. Think you know the truth behind the Greek myths? Think again. Hades is here to set you straight once more on the true story of the Trojan War.” Myth-O-Mania Book 9 [J MCMULLAN]

Skyscrapers: Investigate Feats of Engineering by Donna Latham

“Over centuries and across cultures people have defied gravity in a quest to build the tallest, grandest structures imaginable.

“Skyscrapers: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects invites children ages 9 and up to explore the innovation and physical science behind these towering structures. Trivia and fun facts illustrate engineering ingenuity and achievements from the ancient pyramids to the Empire State Building. Readers will develop an understanding of how our modern, sophisticated building techniques and materials evolved over time.” [J720.483 LATHAM]

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