Monday Children’s Book Reviews for November 17, 2014

This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman, PhD

“This day in June…
Parade starts soon…
Rainbow arches…
Joyful marches!
“In a wildly whimsical, validating, and exuberant reflection of the LGBT community, This Day In June welcomes readers to experience a pride celebration and share in a day when we are all united.”         [JPB PITMAN]

Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms by Katherine Rundell

“Even a life on the untamed plains of Africa can’t prepare Wilhelmina for the wilds of an English boarding school in this lovely and lyrical novel from the author of Rooftoppers, which Booklist called ‘a glorious adventure.’

“Wilhelmina Silver’s world is golden. Living half-wild on an African farm with her horse, her monkey, and her best friend, every day is beautiful. But when her home is sold and Will is sent away to boarding school in England, the world becomes impossibly difficult. Lions and hyenas are nothing compared to packs of vicious schoolgirls. Where can a girl run to in London? And will she have the courage to survive?”             [J RUNDELL, K]

Dinosaur Wars by Dr. Phil Manning

“Dinosaur Wars is a spectacular 80-page book featuring the mightiest, meanest and most ferocious dinosaurs that ever lived, pitched into battle with their greatest foes. From Spinosaurus to Tyrannosaurus Rex, these deadly predators are profiled in fearsome detail and are matched – in astonishing CGI artwork – with their most terrifying adversaries. Find out the facts you really want to know about these battling beasts and see them brought to life on the page as never before. With full-bleed action scenarios of competing dinosaurs; full spread analysis of strengths and weaknesses plus a battle skill box for each dinosaur, this book is a must-have for dinosaur fans crazy about stats and facts.”              [J567.9 MANNING]

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