April 30, 2012

I tried!


I am, admittitedly, a fan of Rockstar (so nicknamed by School Library Journal, I believe) Rick Riordan. The fact that this excellent author is writing 2 series at the same time is nothing short of amazing. When the first book in his Kane series came out last year, I read it. I really enjoyed the interaction between brother and sister Carter and Sadie. However, I just couldn't get into all the strange Egyptian mythology.  Not like I was able to get into the Percy Jackson series.  

A few weeks ago, I really, really, really, really tried to read the second book, Throne of Fire. But by the third chapter I gave up and began book three of the NERDs series. Am I a bad person for this? I really want to like the Kane books, but alas cannot.

*sigh* 

Until next time, bon voyage and happy reading!

April 4, 2012

My Dog, My Cat


My Dog, My Cat written and illustrated by Ashlee Fletcher



This picture book tells several ways a pet dog and a pet cat are the same, and a few ways they are different. The simple, carefully colored pictures add a lot to the text without being overly distracting. What a great book to use for comparing and contrasting, even with the youngest students! It was a quick, fun read. This review is based on a publisher supplied electronic copy.

Until next time, bon voyage and happy reading!

April 2, 2012

A Full Moon Rising


A Full Moon Rising by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Julia Cairns



This picture book features poems set around the world, all dealing with the full moon and way it looks or how it is percieved by people. A book with both poetry and science? Sign me up! Included in the book is a map showing where in the world each of the poems tell about. Also, there is a paragraph describing the science and/or social science behind each poem. I recommend this book for all fans of both the moon and poems.

This review is based on a publisher supplied electronic copy.

Until next time, bon voyage and happy reading!