Monday Children’s Book Reviews for October 12, 2015


my autumn book My Autumn Book
by Wong Herbert Yee

“A young girl rushes outside when the air is crisp and the sky turns gray in order to observe all of the amazing changes that autumn brings.”                        [JPB YEE,W]

my pet humanMy Pet Human by Yasmine Surovec

“Oliver is an independent kitty. He has his run of the neighborhood and looks at his animal friends with their fussing humans with pity. But when a freckle-faced girl moves into town, Oliver sees the opportunity to train a human to provide him with a few creature comforts. And if he can help her adjust to her life and make a new friend, that’s just all in a day’s work. The real surprise comes, however, when Oliver needs Freckles just as much as she needs him.”       [J SUROVEC,Y]

school for sidekicks School for Sidekicks by Kelly McCullough

“Evan Quick has spent his whole life dreaming of becoming a hero. Every morning he wakes up and runs through a checklist of test to see if he’s developed powers over night, and every day it is the same thing – nothing. No flying, no super strength, no heat rays or cold beams. No invulnerability – that always hurt to check – no telepathy, no magic. Not even the ability to light a light bulb without flipping a switch. And now, he’s finally ready to give up.

“But then, the class field trip to the Mask Museum is interrupted by a super villain attack, and Evan somehow manages to survive a death ray. Even better, Evan’s favorite Mask, Captain Commanding, shows up to save them all — and when things go very wrong, it’s Evan who finds the strength to come to Captain Commanding’s rescue.

“Yet the hero’s reception Evan is expecting never happens. Before he even gets the chance to say hello, Evan is bundled away to The Academy, an institution derisively called The School for Sidekicks by its students. Forced to take classes like Banter Basics and Combat with Dinnerware, while being assigned as an ‘apprentice’ to Foxman – a Mask widely considered a has-been — Evan starts to worry that he’ll never be able to save the day…”             [J McCULLOUGH,K]

make money choicesMake Money Choices by Mary Reina

“People use money to buy all sorts of things– some things they want and some things they need. Young readers discover the difference and find out how to make good money choices with simple, engaging text and colorful images.”                        [JE 332.024 REINA,M]

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