Monday, August 26, 2013

Books for Kids- Three More For Your List!

I love when I see childrens book come across for review. Because I will read them with my children and then I don't feel quite so guilty about all the reading I do. And when there is an added bonus of using a book for school it moves it way up on my list. All of these books did that. And I am so excited to have purchased them for our home library. (All Netgalley titles expire.)

First up is “The King of Little Things"


 My three year old was enthralled with this book. He has asked to read it again several times a day. Little things are important too and have their own power. King Normous wants to conquer everything in the land. All things big are in his path. After conquering all the big he turns to the King of Little Things. But the little things rebel and save their king through their antics. The illustrations in this book are beautifully done and lend themselves into so many activities for a three year old- look for something blue, find something big and something small in this picture, and what would happen is all the nails ran away from our house (you would be surprised what a three year old would say) are some examples.

This book will release on September 1, 2013.

Then there is “The Bramble ”.

 This book is mostly illustrations (that are beautiful) with very, very few words. This book is great for school! I had my 7 and 8 year olds sit down and write what they thought would happen in the book and then we discussed it. Not only were they using their imaginations to tell a story but they were enjoying it greatly. I have warned them already that we will be using the book again and they were excited about it and that is unusual for both of them to agree on a book.
This book will release on September 1, 2013.

Max's parents are actors at the Starling theater. One day they receive a request to come start a theatrical company in India. On the day of their departure young Max is left at home with his grandmother and no clue as to what has happened with his parents. Strange people begin poking around and it becomes apparent that Max still being at home must be kept a secret. But the Max finds a missing young boy and the requests for him to find missing things start coming in. Making new friends along the way and finding missing things, Max must also solve the mystery of his father's treasure and what happened to his parents.

Though this book started slowly and had the reader questioning where it was going, by the 6th chapter the reader is drawn in. Throughout the book the reader has several small mysteries to solve with Max and of the course by the end there is a bigger mystery revealed. I really hope that the author continues with this series because this book is left wide open for a sequel. This also a very good book for young readers and offers several problem solving solutions.

I recommend this book for children ages 8-13 but I also think that parents would enjoy reading this book outloud with them.

This book will be released on September 10, 2013.

We really enjoyed all these books at our house and I hope that you do too. 
**I received these books through Netgalley in exchange for my unbiased review.**

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