Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Two Bunny Buddies by Kathryn Galbraith-OPTIONAL

Galbraith, Kathryn O., Two Bunny Buddies. Ill. By Joe Cepeda. Pgs. 28. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. $16.99. PICTURE BOOK

When two bunnies go out to play and eat, the two have a difference of opinion. Will they be able to work out their difference and still be friends?

The illustration are simple, colorful, and complement the simplistic text. The text creates a cute story that is easy to read and follow. Young children and children learning to read who like bunnies will enjoy this book. PreK, EL (K-3). OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Service Librarian, WHI Public Library.

Tools and Treasures of Ancient China by Candice Ransom-ADVISABLE

Ransom, Candice, Tools and Treasures of Ancient China. Pgs. 40. Lerner Publishing, 2014. $25.14.

This brief history of China takes a look at not only modern China, but also concentrates on Ancient China as well. It includes various aspects of the culture including art, housing, and burial. With primary sources and pictures, it aligns with common core goals. Readers who need to read a non-fiction book or who enjoy reading about Ancient civilizations will like reading this book Includes glossaries, online resources, and places to go for more information.  

EL (4-6), MS - ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Jessica Moody, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.

From Texas With Love by Dan Gutman-ESSENTIAL

Gutman, Dan, From Texas With Love. Pgs. 271. Harper, 2014. $16.99. Content: Language: G, Mature Content: G, Violence: PG.

When they’re last adventure ended, readers left Coke and Pepsi with a blown up motor home as well as their Elvis-impersonating Aunt Judy. After being told by the evil bowler men and Dr. Warsaw that they’re emotionally done and tired of hunting them, the twins think they’re safe. Could they truly be safe? How will they get home? Complete with ciphers and clues, young sleuths will laugh, have fun, and enjoy the escapades of these two twins. With a well-developed plot to boot, Dan Gutman will not disappoint fans of this series. EL, MS - ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: Jessica M, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.