Monday Children’s Book Reviews for May 30, 2016

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bounce backBounce Back: How to Be a Resilient Kid by Wendy L. Moss

“Some people seem to just automatically bounce back from tough times. But the truth is that resilience is not something you are born with–it must be learned. Resilience isn’t just about being tough in the face of adversity, but rather learning to make connections with others, move toward goals, maintain a positive view, and accept that change is part of life. Bounce Back will help you find your bounce using quizzes, advice, and practical strategies to build up resiliency skills.”           [ J155.41824 MOSS]

you ruleYou Rule! Create Your Own Country by Scott Forbes and Emma Laura Jones

” Tired of following other people’s rules? Think you can do better? Now’s your chance! This innovative and fun new title from Lonely Planet Kids shows you how to design a completely new nation from scratch. Decide on the laws, choose your borders, make your flag, attract loyal citizens and lots more. You’ll get to create, organise, govern and judge. You can be king, queen, big chief, emperor, president or dictator. Includes fun projects to complete, bold full-colour illustrations and fascinating facts about the world’s micronations. Get ready to claim your throne, because right here, right now, you rule!”                      [J306.2 FORBES]

tween bookThe Tween Book: A Growing Up Guide for the Changing You by Wendy L. Moss and Donald A. Moses

“For tweens (children roughly from 10-12 years of age), this book discusses life changes and challenges that imperil the tween years such as physical and emotional changes, connecting with friends and family, setting goals, handling peer pressure, dealing with social conflicts and bullying, and managing schoolwork.”

Some chapter titles are Tween Time in the Family; Goal Setting, Tween-Style; Tween Looks and Body Image; and Major Conflicts and Problems in Your Social Life.      [J306.874 MOSS]

brave like meBrave Like Me by Barbara Kerley

“When someone is serving our country, far from home, everyone in their family has to be brave. Including — and sometimes especially — the kids. This book speaks to all kids in this situation in telling the story of a boy and a girl with parents away on duty. It captures the children’s worries, fears, trials, and triumphs while waiting for their parents to return from service. Although the narrative tells one universal tale, the photographs depict multiple perspectives so that every reader has someone they can relate to. In the end, each child finds the strength and patience to endure the wait, showing admirable bravery and inspiring us all. An afterword looks further at the meaning of bravery and offers resources for helping kids deal with transition, deployment, and separation.”          [J355.12097 KERLEY]


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