Monday Children’s Book Reviews for July 11, 2016

thre is a tribe of kidsThere is a Tribe of Kids by Lane Smith

“A meditation on childhood and life’s beginning by the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Grandpa Green traces a young boy’s fantastical encounters with a colony of penguins, a smack of jellyfish, a constellation of stars and other enchanting groups.”         [JPB SMITH,L]

paddington and the magic trickPaddington and the Magic Trick by Michael Bond

“Paddington is delighted to discover that the Browns are throwing him a birthday party. But when the magic trick he performs goes awry, Paddington needs something more than a tap of his wand to set things straight.”       [JE BOND,M]

karris familyThe Karris Family by Ruhani Chhabra

“Leah Karris doesn’t like how her family interacts – always too busy, always fighting, and Leah feels no one pays attention to her. After Leah visits her aunt, uncle and cousins, she decides she wants to make her family as good as theirs.”

“Ruhani Chhabra has been writing since she learned how to grip a pencil. She is a LOCAL eleven-year-old girl who wants to teach literature when she grows up!”         [J CHHABRA,R]

locker heroLocker Hero by Rachel Renee Russell

“A brand-new series from #1 bestselling Dork Diaries author Rachel Renee Russell! Introducing Max Crumbly!

“Max is about to face the scariest place he’s ever been—South Ridge Middle School! He has been home-schooled by his grandmother until now, and he’s begged his parents to finally let him start attending public middle school. He’s starting to question that choice, though, with the Thomas Silver Problem. As in, Thomas Silver keeps stuffing Max in his locker.

“If only Max could be like the hero in all the comics he likes to read—or the ones he draws—and magically escape the locker and defeat Tommy. Unfortunately, Max’s uncanny, almost superhuman ability to smell pizza from a block away won’t exactly save any lives or foil bad guys. But that doesn’t mean Max won’t do his best to be the hero his school needs!”             [J RUSSELL, R]

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