The Edmond Sun

Arts & Entertainment

April 8, 2013

4-9 Good Reads

Books

EDMOND — ‘HORSE DIARIES: DARCY’

BY WHITNEY SANDERSON

Ireland, 1917.

Darcy is a light gray Connemara pony with silver dapples. She’s fast and tough, whether she’s pulling a load of peat from the bog or riding around the rugged countryside with Shannon McKenna, her human family’s eldest daughter.

But when Mrs. McKenna needs a doctor, Darcy discovers a skill that will change her and her family’s life forever.

Like “Black Beauty,” this novel is told in first person from the horse’s point of view and includes an appendix of images and facts about Connemara ponies and Irish history.

Ages 8-12.

‘THE LITTLE RECYCLER’

BY JAN GERARDI

Teenie Greenies is a board book series that focuses on green topics in a fun way.

Who is a Teenie Greenie? It’s a home-grown, bred-in-the-bone eco-conscious young citizen of the world.

Series titles include “Eco People on the Go!,” “The Little Composter,” and “The Little Gardener.”

Teenie Greenie books are environmentally friendly in both content and substance. The series is printed on 85% recycled paper with soy ink and water-based varnish.

Heavy machinery and going green don’t mix? No way! This colorful, action-packed lift-the-flap board book takes toddlers on an environmentally friendly ride through the basics of recycling.

This is a perfect introduction to going green, teaching children to love and respect Earth and all living things.

Ages 0-4.

‘THE RESISTERS: TITAN BASE’

BY ERIC NYLUND

Million-copy best-selling “Halo” author and game developer Eric Nylund brings action-packed science fiction to a young audience with the third book in the Resisters series.

Despite their recent victory over the alien Ch’zar, Ethan Blackwood and his squadron have no time to rest. The Ch’zar are still relentlessly searching for the Seed Bank, the Resisters’ secret base — and they’re getting dangerously close.

If they find it, all the adults in the Seed Bank will be absorbed into the aliens’ collective mind.

Now Ethan and his friends must evade all Ch’zar scouts and find a new home for the Resistance. Once again, it’s all up to the kids.

Ages 10-14.

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