Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Nope! by Drew Sheneman

How hard can it be for a baby bird to learn how to fly for the first time? Pretty hard when he looks over the side of the nest and imagines all sorts of dangerous things lurking below just waiting for him to make his first jump! A entertaining story about how momma bird knows she has to help him take his first leap no matter what.

A laugh-out-loud story with only one word....NOPE...that many parents can relate to about children trying new things. Nope by Drew Sheneman will entertain parents and children alike.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Peter and his pet fox Pax have been best friends ever since Pax was rescued as a kit. When Peter`s dad joins the army, Peter is forced to set Pax free in the wild and is sent hundreds of miles away from home to live at his grandfather`s house. With a war approaching, Peter sets out alone on an adventure to find his beloved fox.

The chapters alternate between Peter and Pax`s points of view, which makes the story more engaging and although this book is marketed towards children ages 10-14, the writing style and themes of war and friendship make this a great read for teens or adults as well.

It`s simple enough for kids to understand and enjoy yet also thought-provoking and heartwarming for older readers. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves animals or has had a special pet in their life. Includes beautiful illustrations by Jon Klassen.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Night School by Lee Child

Jack Reacher has been pulled from active duty and sent to ‘night school’.  Along with two others, they think they have been demoted for some reason and have to be retrained. In reality, they are being reassigned to a covert operation under the director order of the President to find out what is being sold on the black market for one hundred million dollars and to whom.

With no idea who they are chasing or what it is they are looking for, this is one of Jack Reacher’s toughest assignments. The only thing they can count on is no one will know who pulls the trigger in the end. Night School by Lee Child is another great Jack Reacher story.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

My Friend Maggie by Hannah E. Harrison

“My friend Maggie” written and illustrated by Hannah E. Harrison is a picture book about friendship and loyalty. Harrison is an award winning artist and her colorful, detailed artwork brings this book to life.

Maggie the elephant and Paula the beaver have been best friends forever, until a dog named Veronica, makes fun of Maggie for being so large and clumsy. As a result Paula feels the pressure to join in and she hurts her best friend, Maggie, by ignoring and excluding her.

What will happen when Veronica starts teasing Paula about her teeth that stick out too far? Will anyone stand up for Paula?
This is a wonderful book that is highly recommended by the reviewer.