BOOK REVIEWS by Kathy Larabell, Friend of the Library & Volunteer Reviewer for San Benito County Free Library
INFERNO, by Dan Brown
In his newest book, Dan Brown unravels another international mystery. Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor, is unwittingly drawn into an intrigue involving a cryptic puzzle and the threat of overpopulation. Florence, Venice, and Constantinople provide the well-drawn settings for this captivating novel.
Picture Book (ages 3-7)
THE LITTLE OLD LADY WHO WAS NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING, by Linda Williams
A clever picture book, this story involves a little old lady who faces her fears in a unique way. The use of descriptive action using colorful, lively language helps to make this book a must for read aloud with young children. The book also provides great examples of the use of figurative language such as alliteration and onomatopoeia for language arts study.