Monday Children’s Book Reviews for June 22, 2015

mom school Mom School by Rebecca Van Slyke

“In a kid’s-eye view of what would happen if Mom went to school, a little girl imagines Mom School, where all moms learn their amazing skills, like fixing a bike tire and baking cupcakes.”     [JPB VAN SLYKE,R]

heather has two mommiesHeather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman

“Heather’s favorite number is two. She has two arms, two legs, and two pets. And she also has two mommies. When Heather goes to school for the first time, someone asks her about her daddy, but Heather doesn’t have a daddy. Then something interesting happens. When Heather and her classmates all draw pictures of their families, not one drawing is the same. It doesn’t matter who makes up a family, the teacher says, because ‘the most important thing about a family is that all the people in it love one another.’ This delightful edition for a new generation of young readers features fresh illustrations by Laura Cornell and an updated story by Lesléa Newman.”          [JPB NEWMAN]

jack the true story Jack: The True Story of Jack & the Beanstalk by Liesl Shurtliff

“All his life, Jack has longed for an adventure, so when giants turn up in the neighbor’s cabbage patch, he is thrilled! Soon Jack is chasing them to a land beyond the clouds, with his little sister, Annabella, in tow. The kingdom of giants is full of super-sized fun: puddings to swim in, spoons to use as catapults, monster toads to carry off pesky little sisters. . . .

“But Jack and Annabella are on a mission. The king of the giants has taken something that belongs to them, and they’ll do anything—even dive into a smelly tureen of green bean soup—to get it back.”   [J SHURTLIFF]

high scoreThe High Score and Lowdown on Video Games by Stephen Krensky

“A new series about the history of fun stuff! In this book readers will learn all about how video games came to be, from Pong to Pac-Man and everything in between!”             J794.8 KRENSKY]

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