Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New Books for Boys from other authors

I'd like to let the readers of this blog know about two, NEW books for boys from Sourcebooks Jaberwocky For Kids.

First up is My Name is not Alexander, by Jennifer Fosberry and Mike Litwin. Often when I'm sent books to mention on my books for boys blog, I look at them through a filter concerning how I might have used them when our children were small. This is a book that would have gotten a lot of use.

Just How Big Can a Little kid Dream?

Who is your hero?
Alexander takes a rip-roaring historical adventure! Through his imaginative journey, Alexander discovers how great men become heroes: the roughest rider can be surprisingly gentle, a strong leader is also the most peaceful, and sometimes, being brave about what makes you different will not only help you break records, but inspire others.
Join Alexander as he learns how these remarkable men changed the world and encouraged him to find the hero within himself.
“Clever text and exuberant illustrations makes this book a perfect way to introduce kids to historical figures.”
—Deborah Underwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Quiet Book

Girls may also enjoy My Name Is Not Isabella by the same author / illustrator.

Next we have a board book for younger boys. Rocket Town is a colorful, simple to read book by Bob Logan.
Rocket Town by Bob Logan: Book Cover
Product Description
The story follows an astronaut and his canine companion as they drive an old pickup through Rocket Town, passing all manner of space craft like a taxi rocket, a police rocket, a school bus rocket, and even a rocket that looks like a shark.

Each colorful spread is bursting with an eye-dazzling array of rockets from big to small, fast to slow, practical to extremely silly. Our intrepid astronaut and his dog then get into their favorite rocket (a pickup truck-shaped rocket of course!), and the final count down and blast off is sure to thrill young readers.
Both books were provided at no cost by the publisher.
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