Alien in My Pocket #5 Ohm vs. Amp written by Nate Ball and illustrated by Macky Pamintuan
About the Book: Zack and Amp get a serious surprise in the fifth installment of this intergalactic chapter book series by Nate Ball, the host of PBS’s Design Squad and Design Squad Nation. Zack and his alien friend, Amp, discover that leverage can be an Earth-saving thing when they build a rocket-launching atlatl!
Zack McGee’s life has been filled with trouble since Amp, a four-inch-tall alien scout, crash-landed into Zack’s bedroom. But now it’s Amp’s turn to be in the hot seat. When his commander, Ohm, arrives to take Amp back home, the aliens feud. Amp has to get his cranky counterpart off Earth before they all end up in a world of trouble! http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062314895/alien-in-my-pocket-5-ohm-vs-amp#
- ISBN: 9780062314895
- ISBN 10: 0062314890
- Imprint: HarperCollins
- On Sale: 05/19/2015
- Pages: 144
- Cost: $4.99 and $15.99
My Review: Since Amp the Alien from outer space crash landed into Zack’ bedroom, it has been nothing but trouble. They constantly argue as they try to repair his ship. But apart from that they seem to get along well, spending time together watching scary movies and eating junk food.
But after receiving a signal from Amp’s ship the Erdians dispatched Ohm, Amp’s commander, to collect the stranded alien. Zack knew it was time for Amp to go back to his planet.
Now Zack with the help from his friend Olivia, have to come up with a solution on how to launch Ohm’s spaceship back to his planet. They think of ways to launch Ohm’s spaceship by showing the use of a tennis ball thrower.
Interesting to read about the level of science used in this book to help the little blue aliens get back to their plant.
- the law of leverage to increase speed
The last few pages gives instructions on how to make a Atlatl. A Atlatl is a tool that uses leverage to achieve greater velocity. Do-It-Yourself Science Experiment included.
Will he be able to convince the Erdians not to invade earth and would he miss his blue alien friend? Great illustration by Macky Pamintuan which helps tell the story.
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from HarperCollins in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
Princess Nadia and the Search for the Missing Treasure by Tony Samuel
About the Book: Princess Nadia continues her adventure on the high seas by searching for the treasure of Captain James Joker Jib. One surprise leads to another as Princess Nadia and her team learns the real truth of the missing treasure.
- Paperback: 30 pages
- Publisher: Talented Books; 1 edition (June 7, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0983818223
- ISBN-13: 978-0983818229
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
- Cost: $9.99 at Amazon
My Review: Princess Nadia is back and this time she brought her friends Lenny the Lion, Ellen the Elephant, Tiny Tiger and her best friend Freddy Finch the bird for another adventure. Princess Nadia who dreamed of finding missing treasure was transported while dreaming to the deserted island of Zulantia,
Their quest was to find out what happened to the disappearance of Captain James Joker Jib, known as Captain 3J’s treasure. On their path, they came across talking trees telling them that the treasure of Captain 3J can not be removed. But all Princess Nadia and her friends wanted to do was to find the missing treasure and share it with the world. When they finally found the treasure, what was inside blew their mind. Was it gold or something magical? You will have to buy a copy to find out.
If your child loves reading adventures then this book is for them. The illustrations are bold and colorful which helps tell the story. And easy to read for kids of all ages. It will also make a great bedtime story.
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
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About the Book: Piggy’s mom loves her so much that she has decided to make a special porcelain bowl just for her. As mom makes the bowl, Piggy enters the world being painted on its outside. There she meets and learns about the animals used on these Chinese artworks and the messages of happiness and good-fortune that they convey.
Created by internationally renowned children’s book artists Brian Tse and Alice Mak, this book teaches children about Chinese artwork and culture and their universal spirit of generosity, love, and respect for nature. http://www.prbythebook.com/china-institute
- Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3
- Hardcover: 10 pages
- Publisher: China Institute in America; Hardcover with Jacket edition (October 28, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0989377644
- ISBN-13: 978-0989377645
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 7.1 inches
- Cost: $7.50 @amazon
My Review: A little girl watches as her mother mold a pottery bowl. On the bowl, she painted a little pig naming it after her daughter Piggy. The sight of her daughter Piggy makes her heart leap with joy. Piggy asks her mother to paint a tree of fresh fruit on the bowl. Her mother added a few more things on the bowl like melons, flowers, butterfly to make it pretty; it represented the joyful meeting of living things.
A great collection of porcelain bowls painted with piggy on them that were used by the emperors of China, called the Qing can be found in the Palace Museum in Beijing, China. The bowl of Happiness is one of four books. Illustration by Alice Mak helps bring the story to life with its watercolor feel.
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Stephanie Ridge in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
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