Monday Children’s Book Reviews for June 1, 2015

amazing visual math Amazing Visual Math

“Covering the essential math concepts learned in the first years of school, Amazing Visual Math brings a whole new dimension to learning.

 “Amazing Visual Math is an interactive hands-on experience that makes math fun. Key curriculum subjects including shapes, patterns, telling time, lines of symmetry, addition, subtraction, measurement and more are explained through over 50 interactive elements throughout the book including pop-ups, flaps, and pull the tab elements, making an otherwise tedious subject entertaining.”                        [JPB AMAZING]

biscuit goes campingBiscuit Goes Camping by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and Pat Schories

“Biscuit can’t wait to go camping! From tents and flashlights to frogs and fireflies, there are so many new things to discover when you’re sleeping outdoors. But are those rain clouds in the sky? How will Biscuit go camping now?

Biscuit Goes Camping is a My First I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for shared reading with a child. This easy-to-read story is also the first Biscuit I Can Read book that takes place at night, making it a great choice for bedtime reading practice.”       [JE CAPUCILLI]

graceful Graceful by Wendy Mass

“An exciting new story in the bestselling Willow Falls series [11 Birthdays, Finally, 13 Gifts, The Last Present] from Wendy Mass!

“Angelina D’Angelo has left town to see the world. It’s now Grace’s turn to use her magic to protect the people of Willow Falls, and she is up to the challenge. This is her destiny, after all. But destiny is a funny thing – it doesn’t always behave the way you’d expect it to.

“Mysterious postcards from Angelina begin showing up in the mail, Grace’s parents are freaking out with worry, and something BIG is coming to town that will affect everybody who lives there. But all Grace is powerful enough to do is turn leftover meatloaf into pizza.

“Fortunately, she’s not alone. She has Team Grace on her side! Amanda, Leo, Rory, Tara, David, and Connor know a thing or two about magic and how it works. But none of them are prepared for what’s coming, and none of them know how to stop it. Life in Willow Falls is about to change forever.”         [J MASS]

civil warCivil War by John Stanchak

“Whether your child has a special interest in the Civil War, you want to encourage further learning about this important time in American history, or your child is studying the Civil War in the classroom and you want to add more learning to school curriculum, Eyewitness: Civil War is the ideal choice for learning about the Civil War.

DK’s Eyewitness series is perfect for children. It engages both readers and visual learners by presenting information with a combination of photography, small nuggets of information, and fact-packed annotation so children can really dig into topics without becoming overwhelmed. One picture at a time, Eyewitness books teach big subjects in easy ways.

“We’ve revamped our Eyewitness series to be even better with solid facts, shorter texts, more emphasis on images, and fresh new learning sections, making Eyewitness books the perfect way to encourage curiosity in your child or to supplement classroom learning.”                      [J973.7 STANCHAK]

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