Friday, April 5, 2013

chapter books and more

CAPTAIN AWESOME AND THE ULTIMATE SPELLING BEE by Stan Kirby with illustrations by George O'Connor. Little Simon, 2013.

Captain Awesome, aka Eugene is back in another story where his alter ego, Captain Awesome, just might have to come to the rescue. Faithful sidekick, Nacho Cheese Man aka Charlie, is on hand to provide help as Eugene prepares for the spelling bee.

PAULA DANZIGER'S AMBER BROWN IS TICKLED PINK by Bruce Coville and Elizabeth Levy with illustrations by Tony Ross. Putnam, 2013.

Two of Paula Danziger's friends have teamed up to bring back one of Paula's favorite characters, the indomitable Amber Brown. Amber's mom is getting married, and Amber is worried about all of the fussing and disagreement going on about the ceremony and reception. Coville and Levy have remained totally faithful to Danziger's creation, to her humor, and to her understanding about how the minds of kids work.

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