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Archive for August, 2011

Bajki mojego dziecinstwa

Ladnie wydana ksiazka dla dzieci – i rodzicow zaprasza do magicznej krainy, w ktorej zatrzymal sie czas – do krainy literatury dzieciecej. W ksiazce znajdziecie panstwo klasyczne wiersze dla dzieci, ponadczasowe basnie oraz polskie legendy i podania. Znajdziecie tu m.in. wiersze Juliana Tuwima, Marii Konopnickiej, Ignacego Krasickiego, Aleksandra Fredry, najpiekniejsze basnie – m.in. Calineczka, Dziewczynka z zapalkami, Brzydkie Kaczatko i in. oraz legendy i podania – Pan Twardowski, Bazyliszek i wiele innych”.  Zycze przyjemnej lektury.

Book reviewed by Maria G., Collection Management

By MPPL on August 30, 2011 Categories: Polish

Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat by Lynne Jonell

Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking RatIn Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat, Emmy longs for the way things used to be, before her parents became rich.  Like when her parents actually liked to spend time with her.  Like when her parents actually cared about her.  Now, Mom and Dad almost act as if  they are under some sort of mean, ignore-our-daughter kind of spell.  Turns out, they ARE!  Watch out for the evil nanny and the despicable potions she concocts from magical rodents.  It’s up to Emmy to save the day — can she do it?  Try this book, especially if you like fantasy adventure and a plucky heroine.

Book reviewed by Mary Ann S., Assistant Head of Youth Services

By MPPL on August 23, 2011 Categories: Fantasy, For Grades 2-4, For Grades 4-6, Picks by Mary Ann S.

Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm

Turtle in Paradise“Everyone thinks children are sweet as Necco Wafers, but I’ve lived long enough to know the truth:  kids are rotten,” says 11-year-old Turtle in Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm.  It is 1935.  Turtle’s mom is a live-in housekeeper, so she has had plenty of experience with mean kids like the ones who set her cat’s tail on fire.  Turtle’s opinion of kids seems unlikely to change after she is sent to live with her aunt, uncle, and three cousins in their crowded house in Key West, Florida.  But before she knows what has happened, Turtle finds herself coming out of her “shell” as she hangs with the Diaper Gang and looks for buried pirate treasure.  Turtle is smart, feisty, and lots of fun.  I hope you enjoy her adventures as much as I did. 

Book reviewed by Mary S., Youth Services Department Head

 

By MPPL on August 8, 2011 Categories: For Grades 4-6, Picks by Mary S., Realistic Stories