Monday Children’s Book Reviews for February 2, 2015


sandwich swapThe Sandwich Swap by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan with Kelly DiPucchio and Tricia Tusa

“Lily and Salma are best friends. They like doing all the same things, and they always eat lunch together. Lily eats peanut butter and Salma eats hummus but what’s that between friends? It turns out, a lot. Before they know it, a food fight breaks out. Can Lily and Salma put aside their differences? Or will a sandwich come between them?”        [JPB RANIA]


this or that 2This or That? 2: More Wacky Choices to Reveal the Hidden You by J. R. Mortimer

“Would you rather walk on hot coals or swim in the Arctic Ocean? Learn to fly a helicopter or learn to perform open-heart surgery? Be frozen and then thawed out in the future at the age you are now or live forever? Welcome to the book of choices, where every answer brings you one step closer to discovering your hidden self. Want to find out your ideal career? The country that best suits your idea of the good life? The species of your inner animal? Through in-depth exploration and analysis of the inner workings of your mind, we’ll peel you back layer by layer and you won’t even realize it. Psychologist, comedian, and youth motivational speaker Dr. Matt Bellace dissects your answers and reveals things you didn’t even know we were assessing in this hysterically fun quiz book. So stop wasting your time trying to discover the true you–let us do it for you!”     [J155.2 MORTIMER]

everything girls ultimate sleepover bookThe Everything Girls Ultimate Sleepover Party Book: 100+ Ideas for Sleepover Games, Goodies, Makeovers, and More! by Laura McIntyre

“It’s time to party!

“The slumber party of your dreams is waiting for you! The Everything Girls Ultimate Sleepover Party Book is packed with ideas for throwing the most amazing sleepover party ever! From invitations to games to goodie bags–you’ll find all you need for the ultimate slumber party. You can plan a simple pajama party or go all-out with a theme party, like:

  • Glow in the dark
  • Sugar rush
  • Spa party
  • Rock star diva
  • And more!

“Inside, you’ll find tons of ideas for colorful decorations, yummy foods and snacks, and nonstop activities for your totally unique and show-stopping celebration. This all-in-one guide has all you need to plan the epic party you and your friends will never forget!”                 [J793.21 McINTYRE]


titanicTitanic by Sean Callery

TITANIC encourages children to think for themselves about what caused this great disaster, and how it could have been averted. It presents evidence that allows readers to determine who the heroes and who the villains of the tragedy were. The book introduces all the key players–the owners, the builders, the crew, and the passengers–and tackles the controversies at the center of the drama. Unique, specially commissioned artwork explores the ship, deck by deck. And moving eyewitness accounts from survivors help the reader understand their plight in the countdown to disaster.”                     [J910.9163 CALLERY]

 

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