One Of The Sweetest Joys Of Childhood Is Discovering The Magic Of Books!
PICTURE BOOKS: AGES 5 THRU 8
By Mick Manning
Illustrated by Brita Granstrom
Good Bks, unpaged, $16.95
Can an owl without the necessary qualifications find happiness in a henhouse? A simple but humorous farm-themed story of finding your undiscovered talents in cartoon like illustrations.
Peanut Butter and Jellyfishes:
A Very Silly Alphabet Book
By Brian Cleary
Illustrated by Betsy Snyder
Millbrook, unpaged, $15.95
“K starts Karate and Kangaroos Kissing…” Nonsensical sentences coupled with wacky illustrations invite readers to follow along. Upper and lowercase letters are highlighted in this jungle of colorful collages, hidden letters and word pictures.
NON-FICTION: AGES 5 THRU 8
Shells! Shells! Shells!
By Nancy Wallace
Marshall Cavendish, unpaged, $16.99
Strolling along the sandy beach, Buddy and his mother discover the beauty and variety of each shell collected. Crisp color photographs mingled with creative paper-cut illustrations of cold-water and warm-water shells. A perfect read aloud in preparation for a beach trip.
NON-FICTION: AGES 8 THRU 10
Is My Cat A Tiger?
How Your Pet Compares To Its Wild Cousins
By Jenni Bidner
Sterling, 64 pps., $9.95
How does a domestic kitty cat compare with its wild relatives such hyenas, meerkats, and even mongooses. Fascinating for cat lovers and an excellent follow up to “Is My Dog A Wolf?” by the same author. Fantastic color photographs with suggested websites.#
Selene Vasquez is a media specialist at Orange Brook Elementary School in Hollywood, Florida.