Thursday, February 21, 2019

Judge, Lita. PENGUIN FLIES HOME : A FLIGHT SCHOOL STORY

Judge, Lita. 
PENGUIN FLIES HOME : A FLIGHT SCHOOL STORY
New York : Atheneum, 2019
IL K-3
ISBN
9781534414419

Penguin loves to fly. But he is not very good at it. So off he goes to flight school. Penguin loves everything about flight school. Except one thing -- he misses his friends who are so far away. Is there any way for Penguin to be with his friends again?

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Hurley, Jorey. SKYSCRAPER

Hurley, Jorey. 
SKYSCRAPER
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019
IL K-3
ISBN
9781481470018
Have you ever watched the building of a large skyscraper. I certainly haven't had the chance. But this book shows us how it is done. From clearing the lot, pouring the foundation to the final skyscraper. Come along and see how it is done.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Gardner, Whitney. FAKE BLOOD

Gardner, Whitney. 
FAKE BLOOD
New York : Simon  & Schuster, 2018
IL 5-8
ISBN
978-1-48149-556-1
Middle schooler AJ has a crush on a girl in his class. But compared to some of the kids in his class, he feels very boring and he doesn't think she would be interested. When they are paired up in class, AJ knows this is his chance.  He knows she is obsessed with vampires and he decides to pretend to be one. He "borrows" his sister's make up to look paler. He tries on fangs left over from Halloween but they only fall apart. He learns about fake blood and starts putting it in his mouth. And it works. She thinks he is a vampire. But will things turn out like he thinks they will?

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Copus, Julia. MY BED IS AN AIR BALLOON.

Copus, Julia. 
MY BED IS AN AIR BALLOON.
New York : Faber and Faber, 2018
IL K-3
ISBN
9780571334841  

As they begin to drift off to sleep, twins begin to dream of a fantasy world where they are floating off. One twin dreams of being in an air balloon. The other dreams of being on a sailing ship. What I love about this book is that you can read it front to back or back to front and they meet in the middle.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Clickard, Carrie. THOMAS JEFFERSON AND THE MAMMOTH HUNT

Clickard, Carrie.  
THOMAS JEFFERSON AND THE MAMMOTH HUNT : THE TRUE STORY OF THE QUEST FOR AMERICA'S BIGGEST BONES
New York : Simon and Schuster, 2019
IL K-3
ISBN 
9781481442688

Thomas Jefferson was one of the founding fathers of the United States. And he was very proud of all that this new country had to offer. When a French scientist declared that the new nation was  a cold and swampy, horrid place no good for habitation, Jefferson set off on a quest to show how great the United State was.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Bernstien, Ariel. WHERE IS MY BALLOON?

Bernstien, Ariel. 
WHERE IS MY BALLOON?
New York : Simon and Schuster, 2019
IL K-3
ISBN
9781534414518

Owl has a big red balloon and he is so happy. Monkey has a sock and his is happy too! Owl asks monkey to hold his balloon and keep it safe. What do you think will happen?

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Quackenbush, Robert. HENRY GOES WEST

Quackenbush, Robert. 
HENRY GOES WEST
New York : Aladdin Books, 2018
IL K-3
ISBN 
9781534415379


Have you ever had a friend who went away on vacation? Did you miss them terribly? That is what happens to Henry. His best friend has gone on vacation out west. He misses her so much that he decides to pay her a surprise visit.  She isn't in her room when he arrives and he decides to look around while he waits.  Uh oh. What's the worst that can happen?