Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
- The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
- Wildwood by Colin Meloy
- Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
- The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
- Liesel & Po by Lauren Oliver
- The Secret War by Matt Myklusch
- The Familiars, Secrets of the Crown by Adam Jay Epstein & Andrea Jacobson
- Nicholas ST. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King by William Joyce & Laure Geringer
- Kat the Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis
- A True Princess by Diane Zahler
- Vordak The Incomprehensible Rule the School
- Wildfire Run by Dee Garretson
- The Year We Were Famous by Carole Estby Dagg
- Cahills vs Vespers: The Meduse Plot (The 39 Clues) by Gordan Korman
- Secondhand Charm by Julie Berry *this was one that was released at the end of '10, but I read it this year and loved it
- The Dragons of Noor by Janet Lee Carey *this was also released at the end of last year, but I read it this year and LOVED it
Sunday, December 25, 2011
We want to take a moment and wish you all a wonderful Christmas & Holiday season. Thank you so much for being apart of Mundie Kids. We're looking forward to the upcoming new year and sharing many more book reviews with each of you. We wish you all the joy and happiness of this time of year.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
Book Review: Nicholas St. North And The Battle of the Nightmare King (The Guardians Book 1) by WIlliam Joyce & Laura Geringer
Before SANTA was SANTA, he was North, Nicholas St. North—a daredevil swordsman whose prowess with double scimitars was legendary. Like any swashbuckling young warrior, North seeks treasure and adventure, leading him to the fiercely guarded village of Santoff Claussen, said to be home to the greatest treasure in all the East, and to an even greater wizard, Ombric Shalazar. But when North arrives, legends of riches have given way to terrors of epic proportions! North must decide whether to seek his fortune…or save the village.
When our rebellious hero gets sucked into the chaos (literally), the fight becomes very personal. The Nightmare King and his evil Fearlings are ruling the night, owning the shadows, and sending waves of fear through all of Santoff Clausen. For North, this is a battle worth fighting...and, he’s not alone. There are five other Guardians out there. He only has to find them in time. -quoted from Goodreads
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
By: Margaret Allum
Monday, November 28, 2011
By: Camille Matthews
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Jan traveled to the far North to meet the Inuit people and see the amazing land where they live. Dramatic illustrations capture the shimmering ice, snow and deep blue seas of the Arctic, and when Jan adds a raven-haired Inuit girl and her appealing huskies, an endearing family of polar bears, and playful Arctic animals in the borders, the result is one of her most beautiful picture books.
The decorative Inuit patterns and clothing Jan uses throughout are sure to attract adult fans and collectors while children will want to listen to and look at this exciting version of a well-loved story over and over again. -quoted from Goodreads
Saturday, November 26, 2011
By: Kim Norman
In the land of the midnight sun, all the animals are having fun speeding down the hill on Caribou's sled. But as they go faster and faster, Seal, Hare, Walrus, and the others all fall off…until just Caribou's left, only and lonely. Now, a reindeer likes flying-but never alone, so…one through ten, all leap on again!
An ideal picture book for reading-and singing along with-over and over. -quoted from Goodreads
Friday, November 25, 2011
By: Michelle Meadows
TIME FOR WINTER HIBERNATION!
With room for all kinds of critters from big burly bears and clamoring chipmunks to grumpy groundhogs and fidgety frogs, this train is filled to capacity and ready to go!
The final destination?
SLEEP! -quoted from Goodreads
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
By: Sue Soltis
A puffin is an amazing creature. It’s completely unique and one-of-akind. A ladder is nothing like a puffin. A house is nothing like a puffin. A newspaper is nothing like a puffin. . . . But wait! Who would have guessed? Could these things be more alike than you think? Young children will love following this mischievous puffin in an entertaining exercise in creative classification— and are guaranteed to start looking at everyday things in a whole new way -quoted from Goodreads
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
By: Guido Van Genechten
Saturday, November 19, 2011
By: Sujean Rim
In this follow-up to Birdie's Big-Girl Shoes, our favorite pint-sized fashionista is looking forward to a very BIG day—her birthday. But when Birdie tries on her favorite party dress, she realizes that - oh no! - it's too small. Mommy takes her to the boutique, where she tries on dress after dress, but Birdie realizes that none of these gowns will allow her to run and jump, make messes, and eat cake. Only when she takes a trip up to her favorite thinking place, the attic, does she realize that all it takes the find the perfect "Birdie dress" is a little imagination.
Friday, November 18, 2011
By: Kevin Lewis
You'd expect a boy with a name like Livingstone Columbus Magellan Crouse to explore. But Livingstone Columbus Magellan Crouse doesn't stop there. He comes home with specimens from his travels! First a bug, and then a moose-what will Livingstone Columbus Magellan Crouse show up with next? Curious readers are in for a fun adventure.
"Livingstone Columbus Magellan Crouse,
why is that hog inside this house?"- quoted from Goodreads
Thursday, November 17, 2011
By: Nancy Willdard
In this paperback reissue of a long out-of-print winter tale (originally titled A Starlit Somersault Downhill),Caldecott Medal winner Jerry Pinkney's rich watercolors create a cozy winter world that perfectly complements Newbery Medal winner Nancy Willard's charming poetry.- quoted from Goodreads
This is a beautiful illustrated story that follows a hare who wants nothing more than to run and hop through theapproaching winter, rather than laying in a cave with his friend bear. While I was reading this, I swear this is a story I read when I was younger, and in looking into this story I found this is a re-issue of a long out of print classic tale. It's a wonderful story with some fabulous illustrations.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
By: Selina Alko
Now dressing up is an adventure
When, every day of the week,
I am a daring new dame!
From Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to chef extraordinaire Julia Child to queen of jazz Ella Fitzgerald, our protagonist pays homage to the women who came before her and imagines herself in their shoes. Maybe someday she'll inspire little girls with her own gown of greatness. -quoted from Goodreads