Saturday, May 23, 2015

Hiro and tadashi by Brittany Candau-ADVISABLE

Candau, Brittany, ill. By Jeffrey Clark, Scott Tilley, and Lori Tyminski. Hiro and Tadashi. pgs. 28. Disney Hyperion, 2014. PICTURE BOOK.

When Hiro and Tadashi enter a friendly competition with some classmates from Tadashi’s technology school, the two try to create an awesome, perfect invention. The two are having a hard time, however, agreeing on one to create. Will the find one to create that they both like?

The illustrations are colorful and detailed. The text in simple, but engaging. The two also complement each other well and entertain the reader in a fun way. Young children will enjoy having this read aloud to them or reading it on their own. PreK, EL (K-3). ADVISABLE. Reviewer; Jessica M, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.

Star Wars:The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight by Tony Diterlizzi-ADVISABLE

DiTerlizzi, Tony. ll. By Ralph McQuarrie. Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight. Pgs. 62. Language: G, Mature Content: PG, Violence: PG

In a galaxy far, far away, lives a boy named Luke, who wishes for nothing more than to be a Jedi Knight. Since the empire took over, however, Jedis are scarce and the universe is in danger once more. When two droids come into Luke’s possession, he uncovers a message of a princess who needs Obi-Wan Kenobi’s help. Old Be n Kenobi, a hermit, is the only one Luke can think of, so he goes to him for help. That life-changing decision send Luke on a hair-raising adventure fraught with danger, light-sabers, princesses, strange creatures, and his life will never be the same. But, can he save the princess, the empire, and achieve his dream of being a Jedi?

Nationally acclaimed author, Tony DiTerlizzi and illustrator, Ralph McQuarrie are an ideal combination. The text and picture complement each other well while provided early chapter book readers with a fun picture book-esque crossover. Readers who like Star Wars, science fiction, and adventure will not be disappointed. EL. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Jessica M, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.

Tool. Time. Twist. by David Shapiro-ADVISABLE.

Shapiro, David, ill. By Herndon, Chirstopher, Tool. Time. Twist. Craigmore Creations, 2013. $17.99. PICTURE BOOK.

Different tools throughout time have been created as a result of human ingenuity. Learn about these different tools and the twist they put on life for humans.

The fun layout looks like it could be from a tool shop. The illustration are simple, humorous, and defined in a way that stands out on the page. A fun, easy picture book for young and old to read or read aloud. PreK, EL, MS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Jessica M, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.