Sunday, October 27, 2013
YEAR OF THE JUNGLE by Suzanne Collins with illustrations by James Proimos. Scholastic, 2013.
Suzy's father is off serving in a war in a jungle far away. Suzy frets for his safety, of course. But as time passes she finds it hard to remember exactly what her Dad looks like. Why has she not herd from him for a while. Collins address children's fears in a straightforward manner, always ensuring that it is Suzy's voice reders will hear.
WHEN LIONS ROAR by Robie Harris with illustrations by Chris Raschka. Orchard, 2013.
What can a child do when The Scary is near? Harris' simple text and Raschka's illustrations combine to create a perfect book about emotions and moods.
THE INVISIBLE BOY by Trudy Ludwig with illustrations by Patrice Barton. Knopf, 2013.
Brian is the invisible kid in his class until a new boy named Justin arrives at school. When Brian reaches out to Justin and offers to work on a project with Justin, Brian discovers that he is not so invisible any longer.