Monday Children’s Book Reviews for November 7, 2016

books-for-meBooks for Me! by Sue Fliess

“Hippo is looking for a new book. She heads to the library and soon finds stories about knights, pirates, bears, superheroes, and more! With all the books out there, how can she choose just one? Maybe she doesn’t have to.”        [JPB FLIESS,S]

george-and-the-unbreakable-codeGeorge and the Unbreakable Code by Lucy and Stephen Hawking

“George and Annie are off on another cosmic adventure to figure out why strange things are happening on Earth in the fourth book of the George’s Secret Key series from Stephen and Lucy Hawking.

“George and his best friend Annie haven’t had any space adventures for a while and they’re missing the excitement. But not for long, because seriously strange things have started happening.

“Banks are handing out free money, supermarkets aren’t able to charge for their produce so people are getting free food, and aircrafts are refusing to fly. It looks like the world’s biggest and best computers have all been hacked. And no one knows why…

“It’s up to George and Annie to travel further into space than ever before in order to find out what—or who—is behind it.”    [J HAWKING,L]

alpha-bravo-charlieAlpha, Bravo, Charlie: The Complete Book of Nautical Codes by Sara Gillingham

“An introduction to maritime communication through nautical flags, along with morse code, the phonetic alphabet, and semaphore signaling. Today’s system of international maritime signal flags was developed in the 19th century, and is still used for communication between ships, or between ship and shore. Each flag, boldly colored for visual distinction at sea, stands for a letter as well as a phrase relevant to seafaring. The resulting code is both beautiful and functional, inviting readers to code and decode messages of their own!”        [ J623.8561 GILLINGHAM]

veterans-dayVeterans Day by Meredith Dash

“Introduces the holiday of Veterans Day, its origins as Armistice Day after World War I, how the date was changed and then returned to November 11, and how and why it is celebrated.”             [ J394.264 DASH]

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