Monday Children’s Book Reviews for January 11, 2016

goodnight good dog Goodnight, Good Dog by  Mary Lyn Ray and Rebecca Malone

“A reluctant pup who is not sleepy enough to settle down for the night wanders through the moonlit rooms of a house before warming up to bedtime in a reassuring and relatable way.”                     [JPB RAY,M]

too much good lukcToo Much Good Luck by Ellen Potter

“Book two of Ellen Potter’s charming new illustrated early chapter book series set on an island off the coast of Maine, where kids, lobster boats, and a hint of magic are part of everyday life.

As far as Piper Green is concerned, the day started out lucky:
• Lucky thing #1: Her mom is painting Piper’s bedroom her favorite color.
• Lucky thing #2: Piper found a perfect strawberry at breakfast.
• Lucky thing #3: Piper lost a tooth. And as everyone knows, tooth + tooth fairy = ka-ching!

“There’s just one problem. According to her friend Jacob, too much good luck can sometimes equal bad luck. And when Piper gets to school that day, Bad Luck is waiting for her. Will the Fairy Tree in Piper’s front yard be enough to break her unlucky streak?”   The second book in the series Piper Green and the Fairy Tree                 [J POTTER,E]

peddlers roadThe Peddler’s Road by Matthew Cody

“It is said that in the thirteenth century, in a village called Hamelin, a piper lured all of the children away with his magical flute, and none of them were ever seen again.

“Today tough, pink-haired Max and her little brother, Carter, are stuck in modern-day Hamelin with their father . . . until they are also led away by the Piper to a place called the Summer Isle. There they meet the original stolen children, who haven’t aged a day and who have formed their own village, vigilantly guarded from the many nightmarish beings that roam the land.

“No one knows why the Piper stole them, but Max and Carter’s appearance may be the key to returning the lost children of Hamelin—and to going home themselves. But to discover the secrets of the Piper, Max and Carter will have to set out on a mysterious quest down the dangerous Peddler’s Road.”   Book 1 in the series Secrets of the Pied Piper     [J CODY,M]

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