Monday Children’s Book Reviews for August 29, 2016

dog like thatA Dog Like That! by Janene Cooper and Evie Kemp

“Evie has a cute, little dog. Everybody tells her how dogs should be, but this girl knows better. Her dog does what he likes, which just so happens to fit perfectly with the owner.”                [JPB COOPER,J]

captain jack and the piratesCaptain Jack and the Pirates by Peter Bently and Helen Oxenbury

“The boys from King Jack and the Dragon are back in this swashbuckling pirate adventure with pictures by the bestselling illustrator of Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes.

“Jack, Zack, and Caspar are building a ship—on the beach, out of sand. When they set sail on their imaginary adventure, Jack spies an enemy pirate ship nearby. They chase after the pirates, but a storm wrecks their ship and sweeps them up on a desert island. The island isn’t totally deserted, though—their pirate enemies are there too. Just as the boys discover the pirates’ treasure (an array of delicious desserts), the pirates (their parents) capture them. But these pirates are friendly—they’re willing to share the treasure, and they throw in some ice cream just for good measure!”                 [JPB BENTLY

house that zack builtThe House That Zack Built by Alison Murray

“A contemporary adaptation of the classic rhyme finds Zack and Rufus from Hickory Dickory Dog sharing a day on the farm and building a house out of blocks before a wandering fly attracts the attention of a determined feline, inadvertently wreaking havoc.”                    [JPB MURRAY,A]

rising aboveRising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars by Gregory Zuckerman

Discover the inspirational real-life stories of superstar athletes like LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Tim Howard, and more!

“Team USA goalkeeper Tim Howard was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome in 6th grade. He went on to become a national treasure after single-handedly keeping America competitive in the 2014 World Cup. Stephen Curry was told he was too small, too weak, and too slow to even receive a scholarship to play college basketball. He outworked everyone and went on to become MVP of the National Basketball Association. Jim Abbott was born without his right hand, yet he refused to be defined by what he lacked. He went on to pitch a no-hitter in the Major Leagues.

“Athlete after athlete in this book found discipline, hope, and inspiration on the playing field, rising above their circumstances. Filled with first-hand accounts from stars who exemplify the idea of enduring at all costs, Rising Above will serve as a must-read source of inspiration for kids and sports fans of all ages.”       [J796.0922 ZUCKERMAN,G]

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