May 2014

These are the books the Children's Area staff reviewed in May 2014. Click on the "check the catalog" link to see if the book is available. If it isn't, ask a librarian to put it on hold for you.

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Flight of the Last Dragon

Flight of the Last Dragon is the beautifully illustrated story of Ultimon, the last dragon on Earth. It's lonely to be the last of your kind, so, when Ultimon hears a call in the night to fly into the sky, he responds. Fantasy and dragon fans alike will be enchanted by this lovely story.

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Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space

  • By Dr. Dominic Walliman and Ben Newman
  • Call number: JNF 520 WALLIMAN
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  • Recommended for ages: 7 and up

Would you like to hear what the Big Bang sounded like? What causes gravity? How does a rocket work? Why does Saturn have rings? What is the future of space travel? Go on a fun adventure with Professor Astro Cat, and you'll have a blast learning cool new things! This is a very whimsically illustrated book that is stuffed with fascinating and fun information that will have kids clamoring to learn more and more! Recommended for all curious kids, and curious grownups, too!

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The Incredible Book Eating Boy

The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers is a must-read for every bookworm with an insatiable appetite for reading. One day, a boy named Henry decides to taste a book.* He begins with a nibble then takes a bite then gulps down a whole book! He can't get enough. The more books he eats, the more he learns. But don't take a page out of Henry's book - because he eats too many books, his thoughts get jumbled like a stew, and neither his stomach nor his brain can keep up. Henry might have bit off more than he can chew...

Feel free to judge this book by its cover. Jeffers creates a book with deliciously savory illustrations with texture and hidden jokes (and a sneaky surprise on the last few pages!). With a compelling narrative and delectable drawings, Jeffers' page-turning masterpiece will leave you hungry for more.

*The library does not condone the eating of books as it is wrong and very gross.

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