The Kids’ Book Corner

Kids’ book reviews and tidbits from an indie bookseller.

Hate That Cat October 1, 2008

Filed under: Middle-Grade,New Books,Podcasts — kidsbookcorner @ 12:11 pm

Hate That Cat

by Sharon Creech

(Joanna Cotler Books, hardcover, $15.99)

Jack is back in this long-awaited follow-up to Love That Dog, and he doesn’t disappoint. This time, Jack’s poetry to his teacher, Miss Stretchberry, compares creepy cats to delightful dogs. The perfect book to get kids (and adults) excited about poetry.

Listen to the Podcast: Hate That Cat

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Science Fair

Filed under: Middle-Grade,New Books,Podcasts — kidsbookcorner @ 12:08 pm

Science Fair

by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson

(Disney Editions, hardcover, $18.99)

Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson dazzle us again with a hilarious story about an 8th grade science fair gone awry, featuring Star Wars obsessed fans, henchmen from the country Kprshtskan, and a plot to take over the world. Can our hero save the day before time runs out?

Listen to the Podcast: Science Fair

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The Hunger Games

Filed under: New Books,Podcasts,Young Adult — kidsbookcorner @ 12:00 pm

The Hunger Games

by Suzanne Collins

(Scholastic, hardcover, $17.99)

The first book is a new trilogy, The Hunger Games is riveting!  In post-apocalyptic North America, each district must send one boy and one girl to compete in the Hunger Games, a fight to the death broadcast on national television.  Amazing!

Listen to the Podcast: The Hunger Games

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Masterpiece

Filed under: Middle-Grade,New Books,Podcasts — kidsbookcorner @ 11:58 am

Masterpiece

Elise Broach

(Henry Holt, hardcover, $16.95)

What happens when a beetle and a boy become friends?  All sorts of crazy stuff!
Listen to the Podcast: Masterpiece

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