Monday Children’s Book Reviews for April 28, 2014

Seven Wild Sisters: A Modern Fairy Tale by Charles de Lint

“A lushly illustrated companion to The Cats of Tanglewood Forest finds an imaginative Sarah Jane Dillard discovering a tiny man wounded by a cluster of miniature poison arrows, and when she brings him to her reclusive Aunt Lillian for help, they quickly find themselves ensnared in a longtime war between rival fairy clans.”            [J DE LINT]

Gabe and Izzy: Standing Up for America’s Bullied by Gabrielle Ford with Sarah Thomson

“In middle school, Gabrielle ‘Gabe’ Ford developed a degenerative muscle disease, and was harassed by bullies as a result. She did her best to keep her head high, but it wasn’t easy. Then Gabe got a dog, Izzy, who developed an uncannily similar disorder. They were invited to appear on Animal Planet to talk about their bond, which in turn led to an invitation to speak at a school. And so began Gabe’s career as an anti-bullying advocate. Dubbed ‘The Voice of America’s Bullied’ by the Huffington Post, Gabe now makes a career of public speaking and has received numerous honors for her hard work. Here is her amazing story from her lowest days dealing with various challenges, to the unbelievable and immediate bond with Izzy, to her ongoing mission to put an end to bullying, one school at a time.”          [J302.343 FORD]

Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems selected by Paul B. Janeczko

“It only takes a few words, if they’re the right words, to create a strong image. Whether listened to in the comfort of a cozy lap or read independently, the thirty-six very short poems in this collection remind readers young and old that a few perfect words and pictures can make the world glow. Selected by acclaimed poet Paul B. Janeczko and gorgeously illustrated by Melissa Sweet, Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems invites children to sample poems throughout the four seasons.”                   [J811.00803 FIREFLY]




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