Monday, May 27, 2019

Leroy Ninker Saddles Up (Tales from Deckawoo Drive #1) by Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen


Title: Leroy Ninker Saddles Up
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Chris Van Dusen
Published: Aug. 26, 2014
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages: 96
Genre: Children 1st on up/Fiction

Yippie-i-oh! Saddle up for the first in a spin-off series starring favorite characters from Kate DiCamillo’s New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson books. Leroy Ninker has a hat, a lasso, and boots. What he doesn’t have is a horse—until he meets Maybelline, that is, and then it’s love at first sight. Maybelline loves spaghetti and sweet nothings, and she loves Leroy, too. But when Leroy forgets the third and final rule of caring for Maybelline, disaster ensues. Can Leroy wrestle fate to the ground, rescue the horse of his heart, and lasso loneliness for good? Join Leroy, Maybelline, and a cast of familiar characters—Stella, Frank, Mrs. Watson, and everyone’s favorite porcine wonder, Mercy—for some hilarious and heartfelt horsing around on Deckawoo Drive.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

I Don't Want To Go To Bed: Tony Ross

I Don't Want to Go to Bed! (Little Princess eBooks Book 8) by [Ross, Tony]

Title: I Don't Want To Go To Bed
Author: Tony Ross
Published: Jan. 2, 2014
Publisher: Andersen Digital
Pages: 32
Genre: Children

Never mind another glass of water, never mind about spiders and monsters, it's time to go to bed!

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Jumanji (Jumanji #1) by Chris Van Allsburg


Title: Jumanji
Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Published: Anniversary edition Nov. 6, 2018
Publisher: HMH Books for young readers
Pages: 32
Genre: Children ages 6 on up
Review: library book
Buy Links: Amazon, 

Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle-adventure board game. "Mr. Van Allsburg's illustrations have a beautiful simplicity of de-sign, balance, texture, and a subtle intelligence beyond the call of illustration." -- New York Times Book Review

Old Yeller by Fred Gipson


Title: Old Yeller
Author: Fred Gipson
Published: 1956
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 196
Genre: Kids grade 5th on up
Review: library book
Buy Links: Amazon, 

At first, Travis couldn't stand the sight of Old Yeller.
The stray dog was ugly, and a thieving rascal, too. But he sure was clever, and a smart dog could be a big help on the wild Texas frontier, especially with Papa away on a long cattle drive up to Abilene.
Strong and courageous, Old Yeller proved that he could protect Travis's family from any sort of danger. But can Travis do the same for Old Yeller?