Monday Children’s Book Reviews for August 1, 2016

i will not wear pinkI Will Not Wear Pink by Joyce Dunbar and Polly Dunbar

“When Plunkett the pig gets an invitation from Priscilla Pig he is excited, until he sees the dress code: WEAR PINK. Plunkett sets out for the party adorned in the pink outfit Priscilla has sent him, but very soon flings away the prescribed party gear in favour of his own favorite colour his own skin, which also happens to be pink! A glorious romp in celebration of personal freedom and choice, and also featuring glorious brown mud as well as a romantic ending!”         [JPB DUNBAR,J]

sir pete the braveSir Pete the Brave by James Dean

“Riding his loyal horse, climbing tall towers and listening to Lady Callie’s singing, Sir Pete the groovy cat-knight embarks on a daring quest when Lady Callie, the most awesome harpist in all the land, is carried off by a fire-breathing dragon.”         [JE DEAN,J]

school of the deadSchool of the Dead by Avi

“In this spine-tingling story from Newbery Medal winner Avi, a boy must solve the mystery of the ghost haunting him.

“For most of Tony Gilbert’s life, he has thought of his uncle as ‘Weird Uncle Charlie.’ That is, until Uncle Charlie moves in with Tony and his family. Uncle Charlie is still odd, of course—talking about spirits and other supernatural stuff—but he and Tony become fast friends, and Tony ends up having a lot of fun with Uncle Charlie.

“When Uncle Charlie dies suddenly, Tony is devastated. Then he starts seeing Uncle Charlie everywhere! It doesn’t help that Tony switched schools—it was Uncle Charlie’s dying wish that Tony attend the Penda School, where Uncle Charlie himself went as a kid. The Penda School is eerie enough without his uncle’s ghost making it worse. On top of that, rumors have been circulating about a student who went missing shortly before Tony arrived. Could that somehow be related to Uncle Charlie’s ghost?”

“Full of twists and turns that get spookier by the chapter, School of the Dead is a fast-paced mystery that Avi’s fans will devour!”             [J AVI]

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