Monday Children’s Book Reviews for May 19, 2014

Tap Tap Boom Boom by Elizabeth Bluemle

“It’s a mad dash for shelter as rain sweeps into an urban neighborhood. Where to go? The subway! It’s the perfect place to wait out the wind and weather. Strangers share smiles and umbrellas and take delight in the experience of a city thunderstorm.”

[JPB BLUEMLE]

The Children of the King by Sonya Hartnett

“Cecily and Jeremy have been sent to live with their Uncle Peregrine in the English countryside, safe from the bombing of London during World War II, along with a young refugee named May. But when Cecily and May find two mysterious boys hiding in the ruins of a nearby castle, an extraordinary adventure begins.”                          [J HARTNETT]

Thud! Wile E. Coyote Experiments with Forces and Motion by Mark Weakland

“Wile E. Coyote is one clever predator who thinks he’s a scientific genius, having invented hundreds of ways to catch Road Runner, but his inventions have a way of failing in unexpected ways and through lighthearted text and fun-filled illustrations, readers learn basic science while enjoying Wile E.’s wacky misadventures!”               [J531.112 WEAKLAND]

Loom Magic Xtreme!: 25 Spectacular, Never-Before-Seen Designs for Rainbows of Fun by John McCann

“These super imaginative, out-of-this-world projects will take your rubber band loom projects to the next level. Here are kid-tested step-by-step instructions and bright color photographs to show you how to make the coolest rubber band projects out there, including:

Twisty headband, Bouquet of flowers, Octopus, Decorated ponytail holder, Fashion jewelry stand, Glow-in-the-dark stars, Zipper decoration, Hockey stick, Bloodshot eyeballs, Black bat, and many more!                             [J745.57 McCANN]

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