Monday Children’s Book Reviews for June 9, 2014

Today is the day! Come in to the Library, sign up for Paws to Read, the Summer Reading Game for 2014, and pick up a game board! Then start reading!

Read to yourself, read to someone else, listen while someone reads to you, or listen to a recorded book. You can read magazines, newspapers, blogs, websites, eBooks, and of course books! They can be books you already own or borrow from a friend or the Library. Keep track of how much time you spend in reading by coloring in one bone shape on the game board — then, beginning Monday, June 16, bring the board with you to the Library where you can start spinning and stamping!

When you get your first Bingo by stamping a line,  you win prizes! If you continue to read, spin and stamp until you cover the entire board, you win more prizes!

You have all summer to play and win, so take your time! If you do cover your board and want to continue to play, you may — however, everyone  wins only one set of prizes.

Here are some great new books you might like:

Tugboat by Michael Garland

“Make way for a small boat with amazing strength. The powerful little tugboat can do big jobs—such as pulling an ocean liner, a cargo ship, barges, even a bridge! It maneuvers the tall ships and tugs the fireworks barge.

“Stunning paintings of vibrant harbor scenes in every kind of weather.”                         [JPB GARLAND]

The Nethergrim by Matthew Jobin

“Everyone in Moorvale believes the legend: The brave knight Tristan and the famed wizard Vithric, in an epic battle decades ago, had defeated the evil Nethergrim and his minions. To this day, songs are sung and festivals held in the heroes’ honor. Yet now something dark has crept over the village. First animals disappear, their only remains a pile of bones licked clean. Then something worse: children disappear. The whispers begin quietly yet soon turn into a shout: The Nethergrim has returned!

“Edmund’s brother is one of the missing, and Edmund knows he must do something to save his life. But what? Though a student of magic, he struggles to cast even the simplest spell. Still, he and his friends swallow their fear and set out to battle an ancient evil whose powers none of them can imagine. They will need to come together–and work apart–in ways that will test every ounce of resolve.”       [J JOBIN]

Benny Goodman and Teddy Wilson: Taking the Stage as the First Black-and-White Jazz Band in History by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome

“Expressive poetry honors the first widely seen integrated jazz performance: the debut of the Benny Goodman quartet with Teddy Wilson in Chicago in 1936.

“It wasn’t soft
It wasn’t black
It wasn’t sweet
It wasn’t white
It was swing

“Brought together by the love of playing jazz music, Teddy Wilson and Benny Goodman broke the color barrier in entertainment when they formed the Benny Goodman Trio with Gene Krupa.”    [J781.65092 CLINE-RANSOME]




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