Monday Children’s Book Reviews for July 27, 2015

rodeo red Rodeo Red by Maripat Perkins

“Rodeo Red and her hound dog Rusty are happier than two buttons on a new shirt—until Side Swiping Slim [her new baby brother] shows up. Red is sure that anyone who hollers that much will be hauled to the edge of town and told to skedaddle, but her parents seem smitten. When that scallywag sets his eye on Rusty, Rodeo Red had better figure out a way to save her best friend in all the world. Can she make a bargain with a varmint?”                           [JPB PERKINS,M]

boy who lost fairylandThe Boy Who Lost Fairyland by Catherynne M. Valente

“When a young troll named Hawthorn is stolen from Fairyland by the Red Wind, he becomes a changeling – a human boy – in the strange city of Chicago, a place no less bizarre and magical than Fairyland. Left with a human family, Hawthorn struggles with his troll nature and his changeling fate, while attending school and learning about human kindnesses – and un-kindnesses.”     [J VALENTE,C]

castle hangnail Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon

“When Molly shows up on Castle Hangnail’s doorstep to fill the vacancy for a wicked witch, the castle’s minions are understandably dubious. After all, she is twelve years old, barely five feet tall, and quite polite. (The minions are used to tall, demanding evil sorceresses with razor-sharp cheekbones.) But the castle desperately needs a master or else the Board of Magic will decommission it, leaving all the minions without the home they love. So when Molly assures them she is quite wicked indeed (So wicked! REALLY wicked!) and begins completing the tasks required by the Board of Magic for approval, everyone feels hopeful. Unfortunately, it turns out that Molly has quite a few secrets, including the biggest one of all: that she isn’t who she says she is.”                       [J VERNON,U]

periodic tableThe Complete Periodic Table: More Elements With Style by Adrian Dingle

“Do you confuse boron with barium or chlorine with fluorine? Fear not! Basher Science has come to the rescue by mixing science and art to create a unique periodic table. From unassuming oxygen to devious manganese, the incredible elements show you the periodic table as you’ve never seen it before.

Basher Science: The Periodic Table gives a face, voice and personality to the chemical elements, making learning chemistry easy and a whole lot more fun. This new expanded edition reflects the latest discoveries, and now each of the 115 elements has not just a picture but an information-packed page all to itself.”         [J546.8 DINGLE]

 

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