A child shoots a child. His baby sister. What does that do to him? This is the topic Barry Lyga tackles in his new novel BANG. Considering the important topics addressed, there is nothing political about this book. It is pure emotion and the characters are fully developed and completely lovable. And the PIZZA, so much pizza. Lyga gets into the mind of this young man and helps us to understand him and the people around him. A fantastic read.
Meet Chester. He comes from a long line of Service Dogs. Unfortunately, he flunks out of Service Dog School. But he still desperately wants a person. Meet Gus. He is a young man with autism. He doesn't know it yet, but he needs someone too. Chester meets Gus and their story begins. Told from Chester's point of view, this is a favulous book about friendship and understanding and knowing your purpose and working hard to accomplish it. Absolutely fantastic.
Who doesn’t love the beach? Sukie the dog, that’s who! Sukie thinks the beach is a very scary place “the stairs are big and sandy, and the waves are big and whooshy, and the balls are big and beachy. And besides, there might be LOBSTERS!” A fabulous book about love and friendship and overcoming our fears.
Giants will be Giants , “hurling and heaving, smashing and bashing.” Before he knows it, everything, and everyone, is gone and he is alone. When a little yellow bird comes back, he tries to keep him in a cage, but soon realizes if he wants things the way they were, he must fix the forest. A great story with lovely illustrations and lessons about responsibility and the environment.
Two greats from the world of children’s literature combine their talents to bring us Life, a book that celebrates life, from the smallest beginnings to the greatest storms, from the most wonderful to the sometimes difficult. Rylant’s message of hope is paired beautifully with Wenzel’s perfectly brushed illustrations. A wonderful addition to any children’s library.