July 31, 2017

Chapter Book Review: Wilf the MIghty Worrier

Things Wilf was worried about before: 1. Fish sucking his toes when he goes for a paddle. 2. Garden gnomes coming to life. 3. Losing his 'How to Stop Worrying' leaflet. 
Things Wilf is worried about now: 1. Alan coming on holiday to Africa with him. 2. Alan raising an army of terrifying animals in his quest for world domination. 3. Being the only person who can stop Alan. As usual.Join Wilf on an animal-tastic jungle adventure, with laughs on every page and exuberant illustrations by the talented Jamie Littler.

4 Stars

Like many children, Wilf worries about things. Lucky for him he has a pamphlet with all kinds of strategies to help him deal with the many things that keep him awake at night. This was a cute book and the silliness of the situations would appeal to a young reader.  The characters go to Africa and are able to talk to the animals through a crazy invention. I especially liked Kevin the dog who rerouted every conversation to include giving him a dog treat.  

July 10, 2017

Chapter Book Review: Professional Gaming

Going head-to-head with a group of friends can be a lot of fun. But beating the best gamers in the world can lead to fame and fortune. The growth of E-Sports has put professional gamers on the same stage once occupied solely by athletes. Competitions, sponsorship, and live streams are all part of a lucrative career as a professional gamer.

Video games aren’t just a hobby anymore. E-Sports is on the rise and reaching people of all ages. This series looks at 4 facets of competitive video gaming: the industry, the careers, the game development, and the competition. Each book contains fast facts and in-depth sidebars, plus a glossary, an index, and places to go for more information. E-Sports: Game On! is a great mix of high-interest content with STEM connections.

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5 Stars

So many kids love video games and dream of playing them professionally one day. This easy-to-read book explains everything about video gaming from the history right down to carpal tunnel syndrome. Boys, girls, children with learning disabilities, and children with low motivation to read would all benefit from this book. The material is organized in a logical and easy to view fashion and there are plenty of pictures to help the reader really learn about video gaming.