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Magic book A Treasury of Children's Songs: Forty Favorites to Sing and Play

Edited by Dan Fox. A visually enchanting anthology of traditional children's songs with musical arrangements for piano and guitar, that pairs each song with a work of art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The songs and images are explained in short summaries. Delightful. For grades 2-8.

WPL Call Number: J782.42 TR
Reviewer: Sue K.   (5/25/04)


Book Cover Guys Read: Funny Business

Funny guy Jon Scieszka has collected another group of stories aimed at guys, this one with a humorous bent. Stories by Jeff Kinney and Eoin Colfer will satisfy fans waiting for the next Wimpy Kid or Artemis Fowl book. Readers may discover new authors, too. After reading "A Fistful of Feathers," about a kid whose family's pet turkey gets just a little too much attention, I can't wait to read books by David Yoo. I squirmed at the gross "Bloody Souvenir" by Jack Gantos and laughed out loud at the grandfather in "What? You Think YOU Got it Rough?" by Christopher Paul Curtis. This collection is a hoot and will be appreciated by readers from about 4-7th grade, male or female.

WPL Call Number: J Guys
Reviewer: Janet P.   (6/28/11)


Magic book I Love Korea!

Our library has many books written in two languages. This anthology about and by Koreans includes stories, history, proverbs, poems, and songs with English and Korean language translations. With many colorful illustrations, this book is a winner! Grades 3-8. Edited by Andrew Nahm.

WPL Call Number: J951.9 I
Reviewer: Sue K.   (11/22/04)


Book Cover The Seer of Shadows

Honest Horace is apprenticed to a photographer, Mr. Middleditch. Mrs. Von Macht, a wealthy woman with a deceased daughter, asks to be photographed. Mr. Middleditch, delving into spirit photography, makes Mrs. Von Macht's daughter appear in the pictures. Horace knows the scheme is wrong, and soon the situation spirals out of control. Can Horace stand up to Mr. Middleditch? Are the ghosts in the photographs real? Kids in fifth through seventh grade will like this creepy tale, especially those who like a good ghost story and/or historical fiction.

WPL Call Number: Y Avi
Reviewer: Janet P.   (7/7/08)


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