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Misunderstood Shark: Friends don’t eat friends

By Ame Dyckman

Pictures by Scott Magoon

Book Source: Sent by publisher for review

Book Status: Out on January 29, 2019

Lots of books show up for Bridget every week. Sometimes I steal them because I want mail. She is starting to let me read picture books first. This is one I got first!

This shark really wants friends. He doesn’t always make good choices in how he is a friend. That makes it hard for the people who would be his friend. In this book, he has to deal with eating a friend at the end of the last book. He is trying to make it up.

This is fun to read out loud. It is silly to think of a shark trying to make friends. It is silly to think about eating a friend. I hope someone reads this book out loud at school.

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Bark in the Park

By Avery Corman

Pictures by Hyewon Yum

Book Source: sent by publisher for review

Book Status: out on March 26, 2019

I wish I could have a puppy. Dad says no. So I am reading about all the books I can find about them.

This is poems about different dogs. Some are long and some are short. They are fun to say out loud. You learn about the dog type.

This is a good book if you are trying to pick out a dog. The pictures are fun. I didn’t know there were so many types of dogs. Now I am confused over what kind of dog I want.

I like to read this at night. I can read it in pieces and that is easy.

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Enginerds

By Jarrett Lerner

Book Source: Owned

Book Status: Available

Book Reviewer: Lil Brother

Bridget may not have finished Enginerds but I did. I love it! Last weekend I watched IRON GIANT and I don’t believe Jarrett when he says he has not seen it. The book and movie are very close to each other though one has farting robots and the other has a weapon robot.

You can find out what the book is about in a lot of reviews so I am going to talk about why I liked it.

1. It is a very fun book to read out loud

2. Farting, eating robots are funny

3. The robots build themselves which is cool (and like the Iron Giant does)

4. The boys are kind of naughty. They should not keep secrets! (like the boy in Iron Giant)

5. There is a second book coming out and I am excited about it. (Bridget is too so I will probably have to borrow her copy)

I recommend this book to people who like robots, who like the Iron Giant movie, people who likes to eat a lot, people who think farting is funny and people who just need to laugh. Little boys will definitely like this book. Grouchy teachers will not. And I wonder if I could get my principal to read it.

Hi Jarrett! I know you are reading this. I want to know what you think of Iron Giant….. 🛳🚝🤖🤖🥰

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Construction site on Christmas Night

By Sherri Duskey Rinker and AG Ford

Book Source: Owned

Book Status: Available

Reviewer: Lil Brother

This is the start of the Lil Brother take over. And I am in charge, I am not annoying. I am amazing.

I was very happy to see this book at the school book fair. I like all the Construction Site books. I love Construction site stuff. You should see my pajamas right now.

In this story the trucks are getting ready for bed on Christmas night. They each get a present which is a new piece of construction equipment. You also find out what they have been building all along. It is a new firehouse. There are new fire trucks in this book.

I like the rhyming of this book. I like it is the same trucks from the other books. I like you have watched the construction site grow in the books.

I recommend this book to everyone who like construction trucks.

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Nuts to You

By Lynne Rae Perkins

Book Source: Library Family Read Along

Book Status: Owned

Book Reviewer: Lil Bro

In this book, a squirrel is picked up by a hawk and dropped far from his home. He has to find his way home. Two of his friends find him. There are humans cutting down the trees for a power line. The squirrels have to get to their family get them to move.

I liked the friendship in the story. Some of the squirrels have funny names like TsTs which were fun to say. I liked reading a chapter a night with my grownups. Some nights we read more so we finished early!

I like reading with my grownups. It is fun.

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Rosie, A Detroit Herstory

Book review by Elena

Do you know what women did when men went to fight in World War II? They said: “We can do it!”  I got this book Rosie, A Detroit Herstory by Bailey Sisoy Isgro from Wayne State University Press. It explains what the women meant when they said that.

In April 1939, Germans crossed over Poland’s territory line. President Franklin D.  Roosevelt wanted America to help out. So, as men were sent off to war to fight against Germany, someone needed to fill in their jobs. Those someones were women! Women invented new ways get the factory job done, like rolling on roller skates to retrieve parts faster. This inspired women today to be just like the icon, Rosie the Riveter, who said to all women in America, “We can do it!” You HAVE to read the book to find out what happened after men came back from war.

This story was written in a poetic and rhythmic way. It made the story flow smoothly. The illustrations were really cool and stood out a lot.  I  noticed how the artist, Nicole Lapointe,  would color something important and then put other things in a shadow on some pages. And I really loved the last illustration that showed that today women can be anything they dream of. The photo had such a diverse group of women!
I loved that this book was a history lesson for me. I learned about Detroit and I also learned a lot of new words like luftwaffe, Axis powers and isolationist. I also learned the word Nazi. It’s a scary and sad word.

I recommend this book to anyone who needs to know there is no such thing as “the wrong sex” and everyone should be accepted to do anything, no matter the gender.

I give this book 4 out 4 roses.

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Porcupine Pie

By Laura Renauld

Illustrated by Jennie Poh

Book Source: provided to me for review

Book Status: available

Reviewed by Lil Bro

This book is about a Porcupine being helpful. She wants to make a pie. While she was out collecting her berries, she saw her friends. Each friend needed a supply for their party treat. She shared her supplies with them. Then she realized she was missing her berries. Her friends helped her out!

The story is about animals having a party. They are helpful to each other. If you share, people will share with you.

Kids should read this. There is even a pie recipe in the book!