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This week’s booktalks 9/11-15

15 Sep

 

Monday, September 11

Nine, Ten by Nora Raleigh Baskin

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Tuesday, September 12

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher

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Wednesday, September 13

I meant to talk about Booked, but when I learned most kids hadn’t read Kwame Alexander’s Crossover, I booktalked both.

 

Thursday, September  14

Lucy and Andy Neanderthal by Jeffrey Brown

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Friday, September 15

Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle, provided a little humor for the end of the week.

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Homo neanderthalensis

16 Sep

Neanderthals were a species of humans that went extinct. They co-existed with homo sapiens, made  tools,  kindled fire, and probably had a language. It seems like dry stuff, but Jeffrey Brown has brought homo neanderthalensis to life in his graphic novel Lucy and Andy Neanderthal.

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Publisher’s Summary: For fans of the New York Times bestselling Jedi Academy books comes a hilarious new graphic novel series about two young cave kids living 40,000 years ago.

The laugh-out-loud adventure features Lucy and her goofball brother Andy, as the duo take on a wandering baby sibling, bossy teens, cave paintings, and a mammoth hunt. But what will happen when they encounter a group of humans?

Humorous and entertaining, Jeffrey Brown’s signature comical touch enlivens the scientific and historical content, including a special paleontologist section that helps to dispel common Neanderthal myths.

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The book was really quite captivating. Brown has clearly done his research. The humorous story has bits of factual information dropped into the narrative just when I was wondering about some of the details.

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Curious readers who like a little humor with their facts will find this an enjoyable read.

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