Friday, October 20, 2017

Tonatiuh, Duncan. THE PRINCESS AND THE WARRIOR

Tonatiuh, Duncan.
THE PRINCESS AND THE WARRIOR
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2016
IL K-3, RL 2.9
ISBN
1419721305


Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess who loved poetry. Since she was beautiful and rich, she had many men from around the kingdom ask her to marry.  She didn't want just anyone and would always say no. When a warrior said he loved her for her poetry, she was in love. But her father didn't want her to marry a mere soldier.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Roth-Beck, Meike. THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MARTIN LUTHER

Roth-Beck, Meike.
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MARTIN LUTHER
Grand Rapids : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2017
IL 5-8, RL 6.4
ISBN
0802854958



500 years ago, the Catholic Church dominated Europe. The priests were powerful and Rome dictated practice. A young man by the name of Martin Luther began to question the way the church did things. This was during a time when it was very dangerous to speak against the church. People were killed for doing that. But Martin had many questions and spent time thinking about them. He eventually came up with 95 theses or ideas that he felt needed attention. Those statements criticized many of the Church's practices. This made Martin a fugitive but got many people talking. He had just started a revolution that brought about the Protestant Reformation. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Rosenthal, Amy Krouse. UNI THE UNICORN AND THE DREAM COME TRUE

Rosenthal, Amy Krouse.
UNI THE UNICORN AND THE DREAM COME TRUE
New York : Random House, 2017
IL K-3
ISBN 
1101936592


You probably read the first book about Uni the Unicorn. He believed that there will little girls in the world. None of his friends believed him. Now Uni and the little girl are working together to help unicorn world. There hasn't been much sunshine -- only rain. The unicorns need sunshine to survive. Can Uni and the little girl find a way to bring the sun back?

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Rosenstock, Barb. VINCENT CAN'T SLEEP

Rosenstock, Barb.
VINCENT CAN'T SLEEP

New York : Knopf, 2017
IL K-3
ISBN 1101937106



Vincent van Gogh was an artist who lived a long time ago. When he was a boy, he had trouble getting to sleep. He kept watching the night sky and the brilliant colors he saw. As a young man, he tried several jobs but never really fit in. When he began to paint, he found his true passion. He painted hundreds of paintings but very few actually sold during his lifetime. Throughout his life, he kept coming back to the night sky.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Rockwell, Anne F. ZOO DAY

Rockwell, Anne F.
ZOO DAY
New York : Aladdin, 2017
IL K-3, RL 3.4
ISBN 
1481427342


Have you ever been to a zoo? If not, this may be the next best thing. A young boy and his family are visiting a zoo. First they look at the guide book and decide what they want to see. They they start exploring. The visit the Jungle House, and the African Plain. They go to the Reptile House. Come along and share the visit.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Martin, Emily Winfield. SNOW AND ROSE

Martin, Emily Winfield.
SNOW AND ROSE
New York : Random House, 2017
IL 3-6
ISBN
0553538187





Snow and Rose are sisters who live with their mother in an enchanted forest. Their father has disappeared and they have lost everything from their old life. The girls spend their days in the forest and one day they find a strange little man who needs their help. As they explore more, they find other odd things in the woods. Come on along with them as enjoy this take on one of Grimm's fairy tales.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Korman, Gordon. RESTART

Korman, Gordon.
RESTART
New York : Scholastic, 2017
IL 3-6, RL 5.5
ISBN 
1338053779



Chase Ambrose is lucky to be alive. He doesn't remember falling off the roof but he did a job on his head. And now he doesn't really remember anything about his life before he woke up in the hospital. It is called amnesia and is probably caused by his brain injury. The doctor says he is lucky that he remembers how to do most things -- just not his first 13 years. He doesn't know his parents or even his own face. When school starts, he is allowed to go to school but no football. What? Even though he doesn't remember, he is apparently the best player on the team. But it is the reactions of the other kids that disturbs him the most. Everywhere he goes, kids run away in fear. He is able to make friends with a student on the video club and soon they begin to accept that Chase has changed. But can you really change when you have been the biggest bully in town?