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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Super Heroes Handbook - DC Universe - Lego

Super Heroes Handbook
DC Universe
Lego
Scholastic
ISBN 9780545552257


From the second he saw it my son has loved this book. He pulls it out often and wants to go through it. It has been more than a year now and it is still among his favorites. After seeing the Lego Movie he wanted to go through it again, his big question was where was Robin.

This book goes through a number of super heroes, their arch-villains, the vehicles and towns.

Heroes:
Superman
Batman
Robin
Wonder Woman
Aqua Man
Flash
Green Lantern
Commissioner Gordon
Lois Lane
Colonel Hard
Guards

Villains:
Lex Luthor
General Zod
Faora and Tor-An
The Joker
Harley Quinn
Bane
Catwoman
Two-Face
Poison Ivy
The Riddler
Scarecrow
Mr. Freeze
The Penguin
Henchmen

Vehicles:
Batmobile
Batwing
Batboat
Batcycle
The Bat
Joker's Helicopter
Bane's Drill Tank
The Tumbler
Cat-Cycle
Two-Face's Tow Truck
Arkham Asylum Security Van
Power Armor
Off-Roader
Black Zero Drop Ship
Black Zero Escape Pod

Locations:
Gotham City
Metropolis
Batcave
Funhouse
Arkham Asylum

This was a fun book that children will love. It has interesting facts, great artwork and really has held up well after a lot of abuse. It is good resource for young readers. And will provide many hours of fun and rereading.


Friday, 7 September 2012

All Hands On Deck - Lego City - Marilyn Easton and Kenny Kiernan

All Hands On Deck
Lego City
Level Reader 1
Marilyn Easton (Author)
Kenny Kiernan (Illustrator)
Scholastic
ISBN 9780545331661

This book is set in a harbor and focuses around a bunch of the Lego sea craft. The story is about a surfer who gets into trouble and the coast guard must come to the rescue. Like most of the Lego City books, this one has bright vibrant colors. It's a story to help children develop their reading skills and is a fun story to be enjoyed by the whole family. I believe this is the first of the Lego City books by Easton and Kiernan and they have done a great job matching the look and feel of the series but having their own distinct contribution.

The Leveled readers are great books for young children. They are designed to progress as a child's reading improves. There are hundreds of titles in these formats, even across different publishers. What makes this particular series, The Lego City Adventures, so good, is that little kids will be attracted to them because of the format and style. These books are bright, vibrant, and colorful stories with fun illustrations. As a Level 1 reader geared for Kindergarten to Grade 1, this book is intended to help with sight word recognition, and sounding out simple words and sentences.

Other Scholastic Books:
Lego City Adventure Books:
Fire Truck To The Rescue
Help Is On the Way!
Calling All Cars
All Aboard!
Ready For Take Off
Build This City
City Adventures Sticker Book

Work This Farm
Fight This Fire!
Lego City Heroes!
Trucks Around The City
Escape From Lego City
3, 2, 1 Liftoff
All Hands On Deck
Fire In The Forest!
Catch That Crook!

Lego Star Wars Books:
Save The Galaxy!
Anakin: Space Pilot 3D
Darth Maul's Mission
The Padawan Menace

Lego Ninjago:
Collector's Sticker Book




Wednesday, 13 June 2012

3,2,1 Liftoff! - Lego City - Sonia Sander

3,2,1 Liftoff!
Lego City
Sonia Sander (Author)
Illustrated by The Artifact Group
Scholastic
ISBN 9780545331678

With the NASA space shuttle program coming to an end, this book will be for children a reminder of what once was. This is a great book in the Lego City series from Scholastic. It is also one of the Level readers. From prepping the ship to working on the space station, this book is illustrated with bright vibrant colors, and most of the scenes are drawings of actual Lego projects that you could create and do. It is a wonderful addition to the Lego City series of books.

The Leveled readers from Scholastic are a great way to introduce your child to reading. The levels are:

Pre1: ABC's & First Words
Level 1: Sight words, words to sound out and simple sentences.
Level 2: New vocabulary and longer sentences.
Level 3: Reading for inspiration and information.
Each book has a level rating, a grade level, a reading level, a lexile level and a word count on the back.

Other Scholastic Books:

Lego City Adventure Books:
Fire Truck To The Rescue
Help Is On the Way!
Calling All Cars
All Aboard!
Ready For Take Off
Build This City
City Adventures Sticker Book

Work This Farm
Fight This Fire!
Lego City Heroes!
Trucks Around The City
Escape From Lego City
3, 2, 1 Liftoff
All Hands On Deck
Fire In The Forest!
Catch That Crook!

Lego Ninjago:
Collector's Sticker Book


Lego Star Wars Books:
Save The Galaxy!
Anakin: Space Pilot 3D
Darth Maul's Mission
The Padawan Menace




Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Darth Maul's Mission - Lego Star Wars - Ace Landers and David White

Darth Maul's Mission
Lego Star Wars
Ace Landers (Author)
David White (Illustrator)
Scholastic
ISBN 9780545304412

This book was a lot of fun. It took the characters we know and love and put them in a story a child's imagination could have come up with, such as Darth Maul's Party Town, a beach part with beach balls and sand castle, and Star Destroyers. Wonderfully illustrated and with the Lego Star Wars Characters. The story is light and fun and will entertain and spark the imagination of children either for story telling or creating with their own lego.

Other Scholastic Books:
Star Wars Books:
Star Wars The Complete Saga
Star Wars Millennium Falcon YT-1300: A 3-D Owners Guide

Star Wars Darth Vader A 3-D Reconstruction Log
Star Wars Folded Flyers
Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace 3D
Star Wars The Complete Saga

Lego Star Wars Books:
Save The Galaxy!
Anakin: Space Pilot 3D
Darth Maul's Mission
The Padawan Menace

Lego City Adventure Books:
Fire Truck To The Rescue
Help Is On the Way!
Calling All Cars
All Aboard!
Ready For Take Off
Build This City
City Adventures Sticker Book

Work This Farm
Fight This Fire!
Lego City Heroes!
Trucks Around The City
Escape From Lego City
3, 2, 1 Liftoff
All Hands On Deck
Fire In The Forest!
Catch That Crook!

Lego Ninjago:
Collector's Sticker Book



Wednesday, 2 May 2012

The Padawan Menace - Lego Star Wars - Ace Landers

The Padawan Menace
Lego Star Wars

Ace Landers

Scholastic

ISBN 9780545404501


Off all the Lego Star Wars and Lego books from Scholastic, this is the only one I find is over the heads of the intended audience. The images are very dark or subdued compared to the rest of the Lego books by Scholastic. This book is an adaptation of a TV special and I feel that something was missed. Overall a first disappointment in a great series.

Other Scholastic Books:Star Wars Books:
Star Wars The Complete Saga
Star Wars Millennium Falcon YT-1300: A 3-D Owners Guide

Star Wars Darth Vader A 3-D Reconstruction Log
Star Wars Folded Flyers
Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace 3D
Star Wars The Complete Saga

Lego Star Wars Books:
Save The Galaxy!
Anakin: Space Pilot 3D
Darth Maul's Mission
The Padawan Menace

Lego City Adventure Books:
Fire Truck To The Rescue
Help Is On the Way!
Calling All Cars
All Aboard!
Ready For Take Off
Build This City
City Adventures Sticker Book
Work This Farm
Fight This Fire!
Lego City Heroes!
Trucks Around The City
Escape From Lego City
3, 2, 1 Liftoff
All Hands On Deck
Fire In The Forest!

Catch That Crook!

Lego Ninjago:
Collector's Sticker Book

Friday, 20 April 2012

Ninjago Collector's Sticker Book - Lego Ninjago - Scholastic

Ninjago Collector's Sticker Book
Lego Ninjago
Scholastic
ISBN 9780545356305

This is the first of the Lego Ninjago books that I have looked at. The first part of the book is Character maps for 16 of the Ninjago characters:

Ninja :
Kai
Jay
Zane
Cole

Ninja Allies:
Sensei Wu
Nya

Ninja Enemies:
Garmadon
Kruncha
Chopov
Nuckal
Bonezai
Krazi
Samukai
Wyplash
Frakjaw
Skull Truck

With each profile you fill in the date you obtained it and who it battles against. There is also a quick fact for each. Then there are over 100 stickers. Finally, there is a series of pages for you to use the stickers to create battle scenes. The only thing that would make this book better would be if the stickers were the reusable decals. But all in all a book children will love.

Other Scholastic Books:
Lego Ninjago:
Collector's Sticker Book


Lego Star Wars Books:
Save The Galaxy!
Anakin: Space Pilot 3D
Darth Maul's Mission
The Padawan Menace

Lego City Adventure Books:
Fire Truck To The Rescue
Help Is On the Way!
Calling All Cars
All Aboard!
Ready For Take Off
Build This City
City Adventures Sticker Book

Work This Farm
Fight This Fire!
Lego City Heroes!
Trucks Around The City
Escape From Lego City
3, 2, 1 Liftoff
All Hands On Deck
Fire In The Forest!
Catch That Crook!




Monday, 26 March 2012

Fire In The Forest! - Lego City - Samantha Brooke and Kenny Kiernan

Fire In The Forest!
Lego City
Level Reader 1

Samantha Brooke (Author)

Kenny Kiernan (Illustrator)

Scholastic

ISBN 9780545369923

This book follows Fireman through his a day on the job. Other than the vehicles and characters which are renderings of Lego, the rest is illustrations. With bright vibrant colors it will attract younger readers and keep their attention. The Lego City books are diverse and this new addition to the collection is a great little book.

The Leveled readers are great books for young children. They are designed to progress as a child's reading improves. There are hundreds of titles in these formats, even across different publishers. What makes this particular series, The Lego City Adventures, so good, is that little kids will be attracted to them because of the format and style. These books are bright, vibrant, and colorful stories with fun illustrations. As a Level 1 reader geared for Kindergarten to Grade 1, this book is intended to help with sight word recognition, and sounding out simple words and sentences.

Other Scholastic Books:

Lego City Adventure Books:
Fire Truck To The Rescue
Help Is On the Way!
Calling All Cars
All Aboard!
Ready For Take Off
Build This City
City Adventures Sticker Book

Work This Farm
Fight This Fire!
Lego City Heroes!
Trucks Around The City
Escape From Lego City
3, 2, 1 Liftoff
All Hands On Deck
Fire In The Forest!
Catch That Crook!

Lego Ninjago:
Collector's Sticker Book


Lego Star Wars Books:
Save The Galaxy!
Anakin: Space Pilot 3D
Darth Maul's Mission
The Padawan Menace



Thursday, 29 September 2011

Anakin Space Pilot - Lego Star Wars - Ace Landers and David A. White

Anakin: Space Pilot
Lego Star Wars

Ace Landers (Author)

David A. White (Illustrator)

Scholastic
ISBN 9780545304405


This 3D book is amazing. I could not believe the clarity of the 3D images. It is an overview of the whole Anakin story arch in less than 20 pages. This book has amazing graphics and a good overview of the story, from Anakin as a young pod racer to Luke and Darth's fight on the death star. This book will introduce young readers to the Star Wars story and begin the love of a legend.

Other Scholastic Books:
Lego Star Wars Books:
Save The Galaxy!
Anakin: Space Pilot 3D
Darth Maul's Mission

Star Wars Books:
Star Wars The Complete Saga
Star Wars Millennium Falcon YT-1300: A 3-D Owners Guide


Lego City Adventure Books:
Fire Truck To The Rescue
Help Is On the Way!
Calling All Cars
All Aboard!
Ready For Take Off
Build This City
City Adventures Sticker Book

Work This Farm
Fight This Fire!
Lego City Heroes!
Trucks Around The City
Escape From Lego City
3, 2, 1 Liftoff
All Hands On Deck
Fire In The Forest!
Catch That Crook!

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Trucks Around The City - Lego City

Trucks Around The City
Lego City
Scholastic
ISBN 9780545356299

Every time I think they cannot come up with something new, the Scholastic Lego City books do. This book has 7 double page spreads, each with a pull-out page flap. The vehicles are photos of actual Lego vehicles and everything but the ground and background can be constructed from Lego kits. They are:
Tractor Trailer
Roller
Dump Truck
Cement Mixer
Garbage Truck
Tanker
Tow Truck
Fire Truck
It is another great book in a great series. It will inspire the imagination in many new ways.

Lego City Adventure Books:
Fire Truck To The Rescue
Help Is On the Way!
Calling All Cars
All Aboard!
Ready For Take Off
Build This City
City Adventures Sticker Book

Work This Farm
Fight This Fire!
Lego City Heroes!
Trucks Around The City
Escape From Lego City
3, 2, 1 Liftoff
All Hands On Deck
Fire In The Forest!
Catch That Crook!

Lego Star Wars Books:
Save The Galaxy!
Anakin: Space Pilot 3D
Darth Maul's Mission


Monday, 5 September 2011

Fight This Fire! Lego City Adventure - Michael Anthony Steele and Chuck Primeau

Fight This Fire!
Lego City

Michael Anthony Steele (Author)

Chuck Primeau (Illustrator)

Scholastic

ISBN 9780545317597


The Lego City Fire Department has a new recruit, and this rookie seems to miss the mark. First he soaks the whole crew during a hose drill, then he knocks the captain and another fire fighter in the ocean while training on the water cannon, then he dumps the helo drop all over the captain. The Captain still wants to find something he is good at but is not sure what. Then, when they have a real emergency, the rookie has a chance to shine and boy does he. This 9th book in the Lego City series is another great addition. The second book by Steele and Primeau continues with their style of illustrating actual Lego vehicles and they use a great palette for the illustrations. Also instead of just straight pictures with text boxes, they use a few different layouts and designs in this book. It is another great book in an awesome series for young readers.

Lego City Adventure Books:
Fire Truck To The Rescue
Help Is On the Way!
Calling All Cars
All Aboard!
Ready For Take Off
Build This City
City Adventures Sticker Book

Work This Farm
Fight This Fire!
Lego City Heroes!
Trucks Around The City
Escape From Lego City
3, 2, 1 Liftoff
All Hands On Deck
Fire In The Forest!
Catch That Crook!

Lego Star Wars Books:
Save The Galaxy!
Anakin: Space Pilot 3D
Darth Maul's Mission

Monday, 29 August 2011

Lego City Heroes! - Alana Cohen and Dave White

Lego City Heroes!
Lego City
Alana Cohen (Author)

Dave White (Illustrator)
Scholastic
ISBN 9780545274395


This book is very different from the rest of the books in the Lego city series. Instead of being a reader style or a sticker book, it is an oversized board book. It has over 40 flip and reveal flaps. The fantastic thing about the way this book was created is that when the flaps are flipped the pictures are still complete. In many flap books the flaps when turned, break up the picture. In this one they are designed so that as each one is flipped it continues the background picture. The illustrations are seamless and you can flip one, some or all of the flaps and have a series of different pictures to look at on the same page. The pages are the bus depot and downtown, police station, fire station and hospital. Even though the author and illustrator are different from any of the other books in the series, there is still a continuity of look and feel that fit them all together nicely. Children of all ages will love exploring this book and seeing the different combinations they can come up with on each page.

Lego City Adventure Books:
Fire Truck To The Rescue
Help Is On the Way!
Calling All Cars
All Aboard!
Ready For Take Off
Build This City
City Adventures Sticker Book

Work This Farm
Fight This Fire!
Lego City Heroes!
Trucks Around The City
Escape From Lego City
3, 2, 1 Liftoff
All Hands On Deck
Fire In The Forest!
Catch That Crook!

Lego Star Wars Books:
Save The Galaxy!
Anakin: Space Pilot 3D
Darth Maul's Mission

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Save The Galaxy! - Lego Star Wars - Ace Landers and Greg Hyland

Save The Galaxy!
Lego Star Wars

Ace Landers (Author)

Greg Hyland (Illustrator)

Scholastic

ISBN 9780545301015


I cannot believe that they told the main story of Star Wars in 12 ages of graphic novel-style board book. This story was amazing. For fans of Star Wars this will be a great book to start your children on the stories. For fans of Lego Star Wars it is an awesome book. Some of the illustrations are of Lego packs you can buy: the X-Wing Fighter, Sand Crawler, the Millennium Falcon and more. Join Leia, Luke and Han on this version of their epic story.

Lego City Adventure Books:
Fire Truck To The Rescue
Help Is On the Way!
Calling All Cars
All Aboard!
Ready For Take Off
Build This City
City Adventures Sticker Book

Work This Farm
Fight This Fire!
Lego City Heroes!
Trucks Around The City
Escape From Lego City
3, 2, 1 Liftoff
All Hands On Deck
Fire In The Forest!
Catch That Crook!

Lego Star Wars Books:
Save The Galaxy!
Anakin: Space Pilot 3D
Darth Maul's Mission

Star Wars Books:
Star Wars The Complete Saga
Star Wars Millennium Falcon YT-1300: A 3-D Owners Guide



Friday, 25 March 2011

Work This Farm - Lego City - Michael Anthony Steele and Chuck Primeau

Work This Farm
Lego City
Michael Anthony Steele (Author)
Chuck Primeau (illustrator)
Scholastic
ISBN 9780545298575

This is the first book in this series not created by Sonia Sander. Because of that, it has a slightly different look and feel. But it is another great book in the series that I am sure children will love. What is really cool is all the farm machines look like they are illustrations of actual Lego constructions, so readers can try to create them themselves. It has a little more story (text) than most of the others. The illustrations have a more natural feel to the backgrounds and color pallet that was used. It is an awesome continuation of a great series of books for young readers.

Lego City Adventure Books:
Fire Truck To The Rescue
Help Is On the Way!
Calling All Cars
All Aboard!
Ready For Take Off
Build This City
City Adventures Sticker Book

Work This Farm
Fight This Fire!
Lego City Heroes!
Trucks Around The City
Escape From Lego City
3, 2, 1 Liftoff
All Hands On Deck
Fire In The Forest!
Catch That Crook!

Lego Star Wars Books:
Save The Galaxy!
Anakin: Space Pilot 3D
Darth Maul's Mission

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Escape From Lego City - Sticker Book - Sonia Sander

Escape From Lego City
Lego City Sticker Storybook
Sonia Sander
Scholastic
ISBN 9780545280952


This is the first Lego City Sticker book, Escape from Lego City. Four prisoners have escaped from jail and as they disperse across the city; you help create the story through the use of over 90 stickers. Each page is a photo of a scene in Lego City constructed from real Lego. Each page also has between 4 and 12 stickers that you choose where to add, to help tell the story. With 16 pages to the story and the large format it will be fun to read and to help finish illustrating with the stickers. It is bound to be a hit with young readers.

Lego City Adventure Books:
Fire Truck To The Rescue
Help Is On the Way!
Calling All Cars
All Aboard!
Ready For Take Off
Build This City
City Adventures Sticker Book
Work This Farm
Fight This Fire!
Lego City Heroes!
Trucks Around The City
Escape From Lego City
3, 2, 1 Liftoff
All Hands On Deck
Fire In The Forest!
Catch That Crook!

Lego Star Wars Books:
Save The Galaxy!
Anakin: Space Pilot 3D
Darth Maul's Mission


Saturday, 23 October 2010

Ready For Takeoff! - Lego City Adventure - Sonia Sander

Ready For Takeoff!
Lego City Adventures
Level 1 Reader
Sonia Sander
Scholastic
ISBN 9780545219860

Follow a young boy and his family as they prepare for a trip, from arriving at the airport to check in to security to boarding. Follow them through the airport, and during the flight to their vacation destination. These books are not only fun and colorful, with amazing illustrations but they also teach children about events they might be able to do. The whole series is wonderful.

The Leveled readers are great books for young children. They are designed to progress as a child's reading improves. There are hundreds of titles in these formats, even across different publishers. What makes this particular series, The Lego City Adventures so good, is that little kids will be attracted to them because of the format and style. These books are bright, vibrant, and colorful stories with fun illustrations. As a Level 1 reader geared for Kindergarten to Grade 1, this book is intended to help with sight word recognition, sounding out simple words and sentences.

Lego City Adventure Books:
Fire Truck To The Rescue
Help Is On the Way!
Calling All Cars
All Aboard!
Ready For Take Off
Build This City
City Adventures Sticker Book

Work This Farm
Fight This Fire!
Lego City Heroes!
Trucks Around The City
Escape From Lego City
3, 2, 1 Liftoff
All Hands On Deck
Fire In The Forest!
Catch That Crook!

Lego Star Wars Books:
Save The Galaxy!
Anakin: Space Pilot 3D
Darth Maul's Mission



Thursday, 30 September 2010

Build This City - Lego City Adventures - Sonia Sander

Build This City
Lego City
Scholastic
ISBN 9780545177658


This picture book is done in the same style as the Lego City Adventure books, but is a different size and format. It is not one of the Leveled readers. The artwork is bright, vibrant and fun. In this book a new building is going up in Lego city and from excavation to completion we watch the workers in Lego city construct a new building. It is a fun, light, easy read that will be enjoyed by young readers.

Lego City Adventure Books:
Fire Truck To The Rescue
Help Is On the Way!
Calling All Cars
All Aboard!
Ready For Take Off
Build This City
City Adventures Sticker Book

Work This Farm
Fight This Fire!
Lego City Heroes!
Trucks Around The City
Escape From Lego City
3, 2, 1 Liftoff
All Hands On Deck
Fire In The Forest!
Catch That Crook!

Lego Star Wars Books:
Save The Galaxy!
Anakin: Space Pilot 3D
Darth Maul's Mission


Sunday, 5 September 2010

All Aboard! - Lego City Adventures - Sonia Sander

All Aboard!
Lego City Adventures

Level 1 Reader

Sonia Sander

Scholastic

ISBN 9780545177641


Follow a cargo train crew as they load up, travel across the country and unload. With wonderful illustrations, bright vibrant colors, and the specific word selection to be a level 1 reader, this book will be fun and exciting to read. All of the books in this series are great, but what little child, at some point, is not fascinated with trains?

The Leveled readers are great books for young children. There are hundreds of titles in these formats, even across different publishers. What makes this particular series, The Lego City Adventures, so good is that little boys will be attracted to them because of the format and styles of both the stories and artwork. They are bright, vibrant, colorful stories with fun illustrations. I can see young boys trying to make the scenes with Lego to act out from the books. As a Level 1 reader geared for Kindergarten to Grade 1, this book is intended to help with sight word recognition, sounding out simple words and sentences.

Lego City Adventure Books:
Fire Truck To The Rescue
Help Is On the Way!
Calling All Cars
All Aboard!
Ready For Take Off
Build This City
City Adventures Sticker Book

Work This Farm
Fight This Fire!
Lego City Heroes!
Trucks Around The City
Escape From Lego City
3, 2, 1 Liftoff
All Hands On Deck
Fire In The Forest!
Catch That Crook!

Lego Star Wars Books:
Save The Galaxy!
Anakin: Space Pilot 3D
Darth Maul's Mission