Monday Children’s Book Reviews for February 15, 2016

green lizardsGreen Lizards vs. Red Rectangles by Steve Antony

“The Green Lizards wanted to defeat the Red Rectangles. The Red Rectangles wanted to defeat the Green Lizards. They were at war! Eventually they realized, Enough Is Enough! They stopped fighting, and by working together the Green Lizards and the Red Rectangles found a way to live peacefully.

“Who will win, the green lizards or the red rectangles? Young readers will understand the value of living in friendship and peace. In the end, it’s not about who wins but rather working together and having fun!”         [JPB ANTONY]

looney experimentThe Looney Experiment by Luke Reynolds

” Atticus Hobart couldn’t feel lower. He’s in love with a girl who doesn’t know he exists, he is the class bully’s personal punching bag, and to top it all off, his dad has just left the family. Into this drama steps Mr. Looney, a 77-year-old substitute English teacher with uncanny insight and a most unconventional approach to teaching. But Atticus soon discovers there’s more to Mr. Looney’s methods than he’d first thought. And as Atticus begins to unlock the truths within his own name, he finds that his hyper-imagination can help him forge his own voice, and maybe – just maybe – discover that the power to face his problems was inside him all along.”               [J REYNOLDS]

are there other galaxiesAre There Other Galaxies? by Alix Wood

“Are there other galaxies out there? How do we know that they exist? Can we expect an alien invasion? In this fascinating book, readers will learn about black holes, gigantic telescopes, and space exploration. Brilliant photographs are paired with diagrams to allow readers to visualize the information, as clear and fact-filled text helps explain concepts in an age-appropriate way. Sidebars enhance each topic with useful facts and information, and fun science projects allow readers to learn through hands-on experiments.”                      [J523.112 WOOD]




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