Thursday, May 15, 2014

Staff Pick - Juvenile

The Miniature World of Marvin & James by Elise Broach

James and his family are going away to the beach.  Everyone is excited except for James's best friend Marvin who feels left behind.  This situation happens all the time with friends except for this friendship is special.  Marvin is a beetle!  While James is gone, Marvin and his sister have some adventures with an electric pencil sharpener. When you're a beetle, many ordinary household items can be playgrounds.  If your child has just transitioned to chapter books, this is an excellent choice for them.  Every page has an engaging illustration which fills half the page, so the five chapters will not seem insurmountable.  Based on the award winning juvenile novel Masterpiece, this first book in The Masterpiece Adventures chapter book series introduces emerging readers to the antics of Marvin and James.

Kim Ottesen
Information Specialist, Youth Services