New Book Reviews
Reading Level: Grades 4 - 8
This book was 70 years in the making. It is the story of Michael Gruenbaum and his family, Jews who lived in Prague in 1939 when the Nazis marched in. Written by gifted writer, Todd Hasak-Lowry, it chronicles life for 10- year-old Michael under the Nazis and the family's relocation to Terezin. Told in the first person by a young Michael, it speaks volumes about courage, determination, and humanity.
Reading Level: Grades PreK - 2
This story in rhyme is classic Josh Schneider. It begins with Fred getting quickly ready for bed. There's sweet bedtime rhymes and we should have The Napping House. But no, Fred has things to do like jumping, shouting,blowing a horn, karate, and monster hunting. The illustrations are hilarious as Fred upsets everyone's plans to bed down. When the story ends, kids will want it repeated. No problem, there's so detail to the illustrations it's made for repeat readings. (Oh, and a few jokes thrown in just for adults.)
Meet author Josh Schneider at the library on January 9th.