Monday Children’s Book Reviews for August 8, 2016

back to dog gone schoolBack to Dog-Gone School by Amy Schmidt

“From the bus stop to the last bell, this photographic Step 2 early reader—consisting of school-themed poems—is sure to delight dog lovers and those anxious about going back to school.”               [JE 811.6 SCHMIDT]

rappy goes to schoolRappy Goes to School by Dan Gutman

“Embarking on a first day of school, an excited Rappy the rapping Raptor speaks up in rhyme when he spots a classmate being bullied, in a story that invites kids to snap, tap and dance away their first-day jitters.”                  [JPB GUTMAN,D]

chus first day of schoolChu’s First Day of School by Neil Gaiman

“Chu, the adorable panda with a great big sneeze, is heading off to his first day of school, and he’s nervous. He hopes the other girls and boys will be nice. Will they like him? What will happen at school? And will Chu do what he does best?”         [JBB GAIMAN,N]

way to schoolThe Way to School by Rosemary McCarney

“When the daily trip to school can’t be taken for granted. Minimal text and stunning photographs from around the world describe the remarkable, often dangerous journeys children make every day on their way to and from school. No simple school bus picks them up each day, but rather children travel through disaster zones, cross rapids, climb mountains, and maneuver on ziplines daily to get to the classroom. Some of them even carry their desks!”  [J372.91724 McCARNEY,R]

secrets to ruling schoolThe Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying) by Neil Swaab

“It’s the first week of middle school, i.e., the Worst Place in the Entire World. How do you survive in a place where there are tough kids twice your size, sadistic teachers, and restrictions that make jail look like a five-star resort? Easy: with the help of Max Corrigan, middle school ‘expert’ and life coach. Let Max teach you how to win over not just one, but all of the groups in school, from the Preps to the Band Geeks. Along the way, Max offers surefire advice and revealing tips on how to get through universal middle school experiences like gym class, detention, faking sick, dealing with jocks and bullies, and acing exams (without getting caught cheating).”                       [J SWAAB,N]

 

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