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Monday Children’s Book Reviews for March 28, 2016

thank you and good nightThank You and Good Night by Patrick McDonnell

“Patrick McDonnell’s first bedtime book captures the magic of a sleepover with friends, and reminds us to cherish life’s simplest pleasures. During a fun pajama party, three animal friends dance and play, but at last everyone is getting sleepy. Is it time for bed yet? Not before taking the time to say thank you for the day, the night, and good friends.”                     [JPB McDONNELL,P]

case of the girl in greyThe Case of the Girl in Grey by Jordan Stratford

“The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency was supposed to be a secret constabulary, but after the success of their first case, all of London knows that Lady Ada and Mary are the girls to go to if you have a problem.

“Their new case is a puzzle indeed. It involves a horrible hospital, a missing will, a hasty engagement, and a suspiciously slippery servant.

“But Mary’s stumbled onto a mystery of her own. She spotted a ghostly girl in a grey gown dashing through the park. A girl who is the spitting image of their new client.

“The two cases must be linked . . . or else there’s a perfectly supernatural explanation.” Sequel to The Case of the Missing Moonstone                                        [J STRATFORD,J]

cars trains ships & planesCars, Trains, Ships & Planes: A Visual Encyclopedia of Every Vehicle by Clive Gifford

“Cars, Trains, Ships & Planes is a visual encyclopedia of every vehicle to zoom, sail, soar, float, or fly across the land, sea, and sky. Displaying more than 1,000 vehicles including classic cars, hybrids, race cars, sail boats, luxury cruise ships, BMX and dirt bikes, military tanks, steam locomotives, mountain trains, hot air balloons, fighter jets, International Space Station manned spacecraft and more, plus a glossary and index, this visual catalog is perfect for young transportation buffs. In addition to the eye-catching images for readers to spot and explore, exciting text covers facts and figures on record breakers and news makers and includes the story of the history of transportation — from the first wheel to the latest hybrids — giving this book a special appeal.”                             [J629.046 GIFFORD,C]

 

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Monday Children’s Book Reviews for August 30

Toot Toot, Beep Beep by Emma Garcia

“Colorful cars beep-beep, toot-toot, vroom-vroom, and whoosh across the pages, inviting kids along on an entertaining trip. Join in with the sounds as you watch a little red jeep, big blue van, sleek black sports car, long pink limousine, and big yellow taxi pass by. In the end each vehicle finds its parking space and, like all good children, settles down for the night.”             [JPB GARCIA]

Henry and Mudge and the Funny Lunch by Cynthia Rylant

“When Henry decides to create a special Mother’s Day lunch for his mother, he asks his Dad for help in picking out just the right treats for the event, but Mudge doesn’t seem to want to wait for the unveiling of the surprise and so Henry has to make sure to keep hungry Mudge far away before he gobbles it all up!”              [JE RYLANT]         Ready to Read Level 2

The Dragon in the Library by Kate Klimo

“Dragon keepers Jesse and Daisy need help!

“Emmy, their rapidly growing dragon, has become a real grouch, saying she’s missing “something,” and the cousins don’t have a clue what that something is. Jesse and Daisy go online to ask Professor Andersson, their favorite dragon expert, for help and end up seeing him being kidnapped!

“The latest entry in the series that includes The Dragon in the Driveway finds young Dragon Keepers Jesse and Daisy visiting a magical library where they uncover surprising secrets about the enormous red book they discovered in The Dragon in the Sock Drawer.”                                   [J KLIMO]

Toy Story 3: The Essential Guide by Glenn Dakin

“Woody and Buzz are back along with all your favorite Toy Story characters! Discover the lives behind the toys in this ultimate guide of Pixar’s next blockbuster! Meet Woody and Buzz’s new friends and get an in-depth view of the locations in Toy Story 3: The Essential Guide.”             [J791.4372 DAKIN]

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