Monday Children’s Book Reviews for December 29, 2014

circle squareCircle, Square,Moose by Kelly Bingham

“In this companion to the acclaimed Z Is for Moose, Moose infiltrates a book about shapes (because he loves shapes, naturally) and it is up to his best friend, Zebra, to restore order. What will happen? Who will save the day? It’s all up in the air until the final page, where Moose and Zebra (and Cat, too) create a perfect—and perfectly heartwarming—ending.”           [JPB BINGHAM]


princess in blackThe Princess in Black by Shannon and Dean Hale

“Who says princesses don’t wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black!

“Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when . . . Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! A big blue monster is threatening the goats! Stopping monsters is no job for dainty Princess Magnolia. But luckily Princess Magnolia has a secret —she’s also the Princess in Black, and stopping monsters is the perfect job for her! Can the princess sneak away, transform into her alter ego, and defeat the monster before the nosy duchess discovers her secret?”   [J Moving Up HALE]


on track for treasureOn Track for Treasure by Wendy McClure

“Book two in a historically rooted series that’s The Boxcar Children for a new era!

“When the town sheriff discovers the exact location of ‘Wanderville,’ the orphans who live there –  Jack, Frances, Harold, Alexander, and their new friends – must flee their home in the woods. They take to the rails and, after nearly being caught, are rescued by a seemingly kind reverend and his wife. The pair brings the children to their home, telling them that if they help the sharecroppers who run their farm, they will eventually be adopted. But Frances can’t stop thinking about a mysterious treasure mentioned to her by a hobo they met during their travels, and when a young African-American sharecropper is blamed for stealing a fiddle her brother Harold actually nabbed, the citizens of Wanderville will have to decide whether their community is heading in the right direction or whether they need to get their ‘town’ back on track.”                                 [J McCLURE,W]

 

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