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Escrito y Dibujado por Enriqueta ( Written and Drawn by Henrieta)

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Title: Escrito y Dibujado por Enriqueta ( Written and Drawn by Henrieta)

Author: Liniers

Series: Un libro Toon

Recommended for: K-3rd 

Pages:  60
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Call Number/Link:  SPAN E LINIERS & GN J LINIERS

Synopsis:    A Junior Library Guild Selection

Reading books is fun . . . but what about making them? Armed with new colored pencils, Henrietta’s ready to try. Peek over her shoulder as she draws the story of a brave young girl, a three-headed monster, and an impossibly wide world of adventure. Whether read aloud to a toddler or discovered by a young reader, Liniers’ celebration of the creative process is sure to make everyone want to bring out their pencils.

Ricardo Siri Liniers, known as Liniers, is the author of Macanudo, a daily comic strip hugely popular in Argentina, now available in English. His US debut, The Big Wet Balloon, a TOON Book, was nominated for an Eisner Award and chosen as one of Parents‘ Top 10 Children’s Books. He lives in Buenos Aires with his wife and three daughters, Matilda, Clementina, and Emma, whom he credits as inspirations for this book.

My Thoughts: This is a fabulous book, especially since it is authentic Spanish.  The author writes all his books in Spanish and they are translated.  Wow, I am so happy.  It is very cute and can be read by the elementary school group.  A few of his books come in both languages and he has some awesome comic books that are numbered and are called Macanudo 1-11. I can’t wait till we are able to obtain more.  These are short and sweet with some more difficult vocabulary words but should not be a problem for a Spanish speaking child.

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The Wee Free Men

The Wee Free Men
The Wee Free Men

The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

Title: The Wee Free Men
Author: Terry Pratchett
Series: Tiffany Aching/Discworld
Recommended for: 5th through 12th grades
Pages: 375
Call Number/Link:  TEEN FICTION PRATCHETT
Synopsis: A young witch-to-be named Tiffany Aching teams up with the Wee Free Men, a clan of six-inch-high blue men, to rescue her baby brother and ward off a sinister invasion from Fairyland by the Fairy Queen.
Review: Terry Pratchett is known for his various series set in the exotic land of Discworld. With The Wee Free Men, Pratchett gives us a new series and a new hero: Tiffany Aching. Continuing through A Hat Full of Sky, Wintersmith, and I Shall Wear Midnight this story follows young Tiffany from adolescent cheesemaker to Witch: Protector of the Chalk.

The writing is sharp and the protagonist interesting, as she struggles to rescues her brother. Young Tiffany stands in the shadow of her departed grandmother, a powerful and somewhat mysterious woman, whom may have been a witch herself. She struggles against her own sense of doubt as she faces an intrusion into her world by the Fairy Queen and the quest to bring her brother home. Her mixture of grit and determination and use of wits as her weapon makes me both enjoy the book, and also recommend it. I would recommend this book for boys and girls 5th through 12th grades.

 

 
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Posted by on September 1, 2015 in Adventure, Adventure, Fantasy, Fantasy, Funny, Funny, Juv, Teen

 

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Tiny Hamster Is a Giant Monster

Little Hamster Giant Monster book cover

Title:   Tiny Hamster Is a Giant Monster
Author:   Joel Jensen, Joseph Matsushima & Amy Matsushima
Series:   not applicable
Recommended for:  preschoolers, elementary school students, hamster fans
Pages:   32 pages
Call Number/Link:   E JENSEN, J.

Rating:   ****

 

Synopsis:

I loved Tiny Hamster Is a Giant Monster.  For one thing, it has photos of an adorable hamster.  For another, he becomes a giant monster with green scales that eats everything in sight.

This picture book is a great choice for preschoolers and elementary school students.  It would also work well for group read alouds for those age groups.  It reminds me of Kat Kong and Dogzilla by Dav Pilkey, which is definitely a good thing!

This book is based on a you tube video with the same title:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQte2nz80Is

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 3, 2015 in Picture Books

 

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The Princess in Black

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Title:   The Princess in Black
Author:   Shannon Hale
Series:   First book in Princess in Black series
Recommended for:   grades K-3
Pages:   89 p.
Call Number/Link:  J FICTION HALE, S.

Rating:   ****

 

 

 

Synopsis:   Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when . . .Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! A big blue monster is threatening the goats! Stopping monsters is no job for dainty Princess Magnolia. But luckily Princess Magnolia has a secret —she’s also the Princess in Black, and stopping monsters is the perfect job for her! Can the princess sneak away, transform into her alter ego, and defeat the monster before the nosy duchess discovers her secret? This is the first in a humorous and action-packed chapter book series for young readers who like their princesses not only prim and perfect, but also dressed in black.   (Amazon description)

Comments:   This early chapter book is light, fluffy and features a princess who secretly has mad ninja skills.  Need I say more?  I think girls in grades 1-3 will love it.  So will younger girls whose parents/caregivers read them chapter books.  But what about the boys?  I don’t imagine them snatching the book off the shelf due to the title and cover, but the ninja and monster action will keep them interested once they start reading (or listening).  There’s a goat boy in the book who would like to help the princess vanquish monsters.  A male sidekick could help attract boys to the series….

Did I mention that the princess has a pony with a secret identity???

 

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2015 in Adventure, Juv

 

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