Monday Children’s Book Reviews for May 18, 2015

families families familiesFamilies, Families, Families! by Suzanne Lang and Max Lang

“A host of silly animals in dozens of combinations demonstrate all kinds of nontraditional families! Cleverly depicted as framed portraits, these goofy creatures offer a warm celebration of family love.”          [JPB LANG,S]

island of dr librisThe Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein

“What if your favorite characters came to life? Billy’s spending the summer in a lakeside cabin that belongs to the mysterious Dr. Libris. But something strange is going on. Besides the security cameras everywhere, there’s Dr. Libris’s private bookcase. Whenever Billy opens the books inside, he can hear sounds coming from the island in the middle of the lake. The clash of swords. The twang of arrows. Sometimes he can even feel the ground shaking. It’s almost as if the stories he’s reading are coming to life! But that’s impossible . . . isn’t it?

“Chris Grabenstein, author of the New York Times bestselling Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and coauthor of the I Funny series with James Patterson, celebrates the power of imagination with this action-packed adventure that shows that sometimes the real story starts after you close the book!”             [J GRABENSTEIN,C]

feathers not just for flying Feathers: Not Just for Flying by Melissa Stewart

“A visual introduction to some of the many uses of feathers profiles 16 bird species and invites aspiring naturalists to explore informative sidebars that underscore specific ways each bird uses its feathers for a variety of practical purposes. By the author of No Monkeys, No Chocolate.”                [J598.147 STEWART]

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