Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina


Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina
Author: Misty Copeland
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Reviewer: Christi

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Summary: As the only African American soloist dancing with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has made history. But when she first placed her hands on the barre at an after-school community center, no one expected the undersized, anxious thirteen-year-old to become a ground-breaking ballerina ...

Review: This would be a great book for a middle school child who’s looking for or needs some inspiration. Misty Copeland is breaking down barriers that should have never existed and she's doing it with grace and talent. Life in Motion is a story about a kid who dared to be different and by sheer talent she has went straight to the top.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Awesome Craft Stick Science

Awesome Craft Stick Science
Author: Tammy Enz
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Reviewer: Sue

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Summary: This simple book has a lot of information and ideas in it!  There are instructions for 8 different projects that you can make using materials that you probably already have at home.  All the steps are laid out (most with a picture).  It tells you which branch of science is being used (chemistry, physics), some safety tips, fun facts, and even has a “reusable knowledge” section for the projects!

Review: I enjoyed this book a lot.  It gave me some fun ideas to try, and got me to think of other things that could be done also. 

Is That Wise, Pig?

Is That Wise, Pig?
Author: Jan Thomas
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Reviewer: Denise Z.

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Summary: Mouse and Cow are making soup, but Pig keeps trying to add strange ingredients.

Review: I love this author’s work, so I had to read this book! Thomas’ writing is always funny and this one is no different with Pig coming up with some crazy things to put in a pot of soup. The way the umbrellas and galoshes tie in with the story at the end is humorous and Pig becomes a little bit wiser. There are simple illustrations that are in comic bubble form and is great for a short, fun read.

One Hundred Bones

One Hundred Bones
Author: Yuval Zommer
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Reviewer: Denise Z.

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Summary: Scruff the dog just loves to dig. One day, he and his friends find not ten...not twenty...but one hundred bones! What could they be?

Review: I try to read as many dog picture books as I can because I’m a dog lover. This dog book does not disappoint. Scruff is different than the other dogs. More adventurous and free from having any owner. He loves to dig and his curious side leads him to an incredible discovery…bones! Bones that are bigger than any before and seem unlimited. His doggie friends get the courage to dig in the same spot and find even more bones to enjoy. They decide to take the bones to the local history museum and Scruff finally gets an owner of his own. It’s a very cute book with some humorous wording.