BOOKS FOR CHILDREN: How do you know what's good?

While there are many places (especially on the internet) where you can read book reviews, how do you really know if it's a good book or not when a single book might receive anywhere from one to five stars?
The answer: read the reviews of a book-addicted teacher librarian.

** The age recommendations are guidelines only; whether or not a certain book is suitable for a particular child depends on multiple factors, including their maturity, reading level, interests, and in some cases their experiences.
** While the ratings are largely based on my own personal appreciation/enjoyment of the book, they are also influenced by my experiences as a teacher and the potential attraction for the target-aged child (acknowledging that what one child may love, another may find exceptionally boring). A rating of 5 indicates the book is likely to be popular with the majority.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Series: The Adventures of Captain Underpants (Jnr Fic)

AUTHOR: Dav Pilkey (Aust) PUBLISHED: 1997+

PLOT: Two fourth-grade boys hypnotise their principal and get him to believe that he is the hero of their own made-up comic book.

AGES: 7-8
GENRE: Humor, mild Adventure
RATING: 4 stars.

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