Monday Children’s Book Reviews for October 5, 2015

adventures of beekle The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

“Born on a faraway island, an imaginary dragon patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child only to be overlooked repeatedly before he embarks on an incredible journey to the city in search of his perfect match. By the award-winning creator of Sidekicks.” Winner of the 2015 Caldecott Medal, awarded annually by the American Library Association to the “artist who had created the most distinguished picture book of the year and named in honor of the nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph J. Caldecott.”                  [JPB SANTAT,D]

t is for timeT is for Time by Marie and Roland Smith and Renee Graef

“This alphabet book uses poetry and expository text to explore the concept of time, from explaining basic units of measurement to showcasing important scientific achievements. Topics include famous inventors (Albert Einstein and John Harrison) and important structures and landmarks (Kulkulkan Pyramid and Big Ben). Budding scientists will discover what world-famous stone structure is believed to be an early calendar, follow the voyages of explorer Ferdinand Magellan to better understand the International Date Line, and learn to tell time using the Zulu time system.”    [JPB SMITH,M]

i will take a nap I Will Take a Nap! by Mo Willems

“A latest Elephant and Piggie adventure finds a tired and cranky Gerald’s longing for a nap challenged by well-intentioned Piggie’s disruptions. By the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!” Laugh-out-loud fun!                  [JE WILLEMS,M]

 orphan armyOrphan Army by Jonathan Maberry

“Milo’s Louisiana bayou is overrun with alien bug invaders and magical creatures in this start to a breathtaking series from bestselling author Jonathan Maberry.

“In a world filled with Bugs—monsters that ceaselessly ravage the Earth—Milo Silk has a hard time keeping his dreams separate from reality. So he keeps them locked up in his dream journal and hopes they’ll never come to pass. But too often, they do—like when his father disappeared three years ago. Lately, the Witch of the World has been haunting his dreams, saying he is destined to be the hero who saves everyone. But all Milo can think about is how he fears the Bugs will attack his own camp, and bring something even more terrible than ever before.

“What Milo doesn’t know is that the Earth is already fighting back with its own natural power in the form of Nightsiders, magical creatures who prefer shadows to sunlight and who reside in trees, caves, and rivers. And the Nightsiders are ready to find an ally in Milo…”                        [J MABERRY,J]

fatal fever Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary by Gail Jarrow

“In March 1907, the lives of three remarkable people collided at a New York City brownstone where Mary Mallon worked as a cook. They were brought together by typhoid fever, a dreaded scourge that killed tens of thousands of Americans each year. Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary is  the true story of the woman who unwittingly spread deadly bacteria, the epidemiologist who discovered her trail of infection, and the health department that decided her fate.”   [J614.5112 JARROW,G]

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