Monday Children’s Book Reviews for July 20, 2015

tiny wish The Tiny Wish by Lori Evert

“Anja, the kind and brave heroine of the bestselling The Christmas Wish, returns in a springtime adventure. When Anja wishes to be tiny to win a game of hide-and-seek, her wish comes true! Just a few inches tall, she must find her way home with the help of some new animal friends. Extraordinary photographs and enchanting text will leave readers wondering, ‘Did that really happen?’”            [JPB EVERT,L]

grandfather tangs storyGrandfather Tang’s Story by Ann Tompert

“”Drawing on a Chinese form of storytelling with seven shapes cut from a square of paper, Tompert recounts the tale of two fox fairies. Parker’s pen-and-watercolor art adds drama, while the tangram insets will motivate children to try their own versions.”                [JPB TOMPERT,A]

lost track of time The Lost Track of Time by Paige Britt

“Penelope is an imaginative girl, whose every day has been rigidly scheduled by her mother–until one day she falls through a hole in her calendar and lands in the Realm of Possibility, where she discovers that it, too, is stuck in a track of time, and only she can save it.”              [J BRITT,P]

great warThe Great War: Stories Inspired by Items From the First World War by David Almond and others

“In a powerful collection, eleven internationally acclaimed writers draw on personal objects to bring the First World War to life for readers young and old.

“A toy soldier. A butter dish. A compass. Mundane objects, perhaps, but to the remarkable authors in this collection, artifacts such as these have inspired stories that go to the heart of the human experience of World War I. Each author was invited to choose an object that had a connection to the war—a writing kit for David Almond, a helmet for Michael Morpurgo—and use it as the inspiration for an original short story. What results is an extraordinary collection, illustrated throughout by award-winning Jim Kay and featuring photographs of the objects with accounts of their history and the authors’ reasons for selecting them.”        [J GREAT]

 

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