Monday, February 22, 2016

Review: Night of the Living Dummy III (Goosebumps #40)

125550Title: Night of the Living Dummy III (Goosebumps #40)
Author: R.L. Stine
Published: Reissued April 28, 2015
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Pages: 144
Genre: Children ages 8 on up
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They're baa-ack! Make way for the bestselling children's series of all time! With a fresh new look, GOOSEBUMPS is set to scare a whole new generation of kids. So reader beware--you're in for a scare!
When dummies speak . . . everybody listens!
Trina O'Dell's dad used to have a ventriloquist act. That's why he has all those dummies in the attic. He calls it his Dummy Museum. There's a dummy with freckles. And one with a sneer just like Rocky. Trina and her brother, Dan, think the dummies are pretty cool.
But now there are voices in the attic. And dummies keep showing up in the strangest places.
No way those dummies could be alive! Right?

Monday, February 15, 2016

Review: The Literary Lizard by Angela Yuriko Smith

27813924Title: The Literary Lizard
Author: Angela Yuriko Smith
Published: Sept.8, 2015
Publisher: A Brush with Humor
Pages: 26
Genre: Children ages 7 on up
Review: ebook
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A good book opens doors, as one little lizard discovers. He escapes his cage after learning to read, and goes on the hunt for new words. Next time you're at the library, keep an eye out amongst the shelves for a lizard reading about dragons. Everyone loves a good book, even little, green lizards.

NetGalley Review: You Look Yummy! by Tatsuya Miyanishi

25073839Title: You Look Yummy!
Author: Tatsuya Miyanishi
Published: Nov. 1, 2015
Publisher: Museyon
Pages: 40
Genre: Children ages 5 on up
Review: Ebook provided by NetGalley and publisher
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This sweet tale about the love between father and son is the first in a tremendously popular Tyrannosaurus series in 12 titles to date, with combined sales in excess of 3 million copies in Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan and France. A long, long time ago, a baby Ankylosaurus is born on a volcano erupting ground. As the little Ankylosaurus begins wandering around, a big Tyrannosaurus comes along. He is about to pounce when the baby cries out, "Daddy!" and grabs onto his leg. The baby thinks the Tyrannosaurus is his father, so as not to disappoint the little one, he takes on the task of raising a baby Ankylosaur. The two develop ever stronger bonds of love, but soon comes the day when they must part. Highlighting the importance of family, this sweet picture book celebrates the love between father and son.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Spotlight: Dinosaur boy Saves Mars by Cory Putman

Title: Dinosaur Boy Saves Mars
Author: Cory Putman Oakes
Release Date: February 2, 2016
Publishers: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Hardcover ISBN 9781492605409
Praise for Dinosaur Boy Saves Mars:

“Deft stimulus for both brains and funny bones.” –Kirkus Reviews

Dinosaurs, Martians, and mystery, oh my! Fans of Michael Buckley’s NERDS and Dan Gutman’s Genius Files will love this hilarious, action-packed adventure series. What would life be like if you were part dinosaur?

When you’re part Stegosaurus life can be a little crazy. (Yes, sleeping with plates is weird. No, dino-human hybrids donot have second brains in their butts.) But Sawyer’s life is normal(ish) -- until he’s yanked aboard a UFO and sent on a mission to Mars.

Sawyer, Elliot and Sylvie travel to Mars to find her missing father, but they find even bigger trouble. Mars is trying to kick Pluto out of the solar system. And the fate of both planets will be decided by the upcoming Pluto VS Mars soccer match. Of course.

It’s an intergalactic mess, and only Sawyer can save Mars, defend Pluto and protect the galaxy…

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