Sunday, October 7, 2012

Books for Younger Readers

IVY AND BEAN MAKE THE RULES by Annie Barrows with illustrations by Sophie Blackall. Chronicle Books, 2012.

Ivy and Bean are back. When Bean's older sister heads off to a week long camp, Bean is determined that she will go to her own camp. With Ivy's help, the two girls set up camp near the local playground. Before long, they actually have a couple of campers who seem willing to participate in their activities. Camp Flaming Arrow with Counselors Ivy and Bean might just be on these campers will never forget. <544>

NACY CLANCY SUPER SLEUTH by Jane O'Connor with illustrations by Robin Preiss Glasser. Harper, 2012.

fancy Nancy is a little older now. She has formed a detective agency with her best friend Bree. Together the two wannabe Nancy Drews will solve "crimes" for their family and friends. When a beloved teacher's favorite marble disappears from a display for Family Night, though, the two friends kick detecting into high gear. <545>

ROCKET RIDE by Graham Salisbury with illustrations by Jacqueline Rogers. Wendy Lamb Books, 2012.

Calvin Coconut is back in a new adventure. This one will reunite him with his Dad, Johnny Coconut who has become a famous pop singer. Getting tickets to his Dad's show puts Calvin at the mercy, though, of the school bullies and Calvin's greatest nemesis: Tito. <546>

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