Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ninja Power!

Calling all small ninja fans!  Ninja's have really been taking on the picture book scene lately...and there's some pretty good ones out now too that are lots of fun.  Check out some of these titles:

Dojo Daycare by Chris Tougas
One morning, six young ninjas are dropped off at Dojo Daycare. As soon as their ninja moms and ninja dads have left: KABOOM! KAPOW! The ninja boys and girls kick, push, punch, and quickly turn the place upside down in a full-blown ninja riot. Try as he might, the hapless master can't control the children, and the disaster plays out through lunchtime and story time. No one heeds the master's repeated mantra of honor, kindness, and respect-- until one little ninja steps up and rallies his ninja pals to undo all that they have done, just in time for pickup.

Ninja! by Arree Chung
A ninja must be strong, courageous, and silent! He creeps through the house on a secret mission. There may be obstacles! But have no fear--a true ninja can overcome all challenges

Ninja Boy Goes to School by Nathan D. Wilson
A little boy explains what it's like to go to school--when you're a ninja.

Ninja Cowboy Bear Presents The Way of the Ninja by David Bruins
In this story about friendship, the daring ninja learns that the greatest thrills and the best adventures are the ones we share.

Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop by Todd Tuell
Basic illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal a young ninja who uses his special moves to sneak up on the family dog, take a cookie from his brother, and escape Granny's kisses, but before day is done he meets his match.

The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz
In this twist on "The Three Little Pigs" tale, Pig One and Two neglect their ninja school martial arts training and are no match for the wolf, but Pig Three's practice and dedication saves the day. Includes glossary of Japanese martial arts terms.

Wink: The Ninja Who Wanted to be Noticed by J.C. Phillipps
Although ninjas should be silent and use stealth, Wink finds his enthusiasm gets him into trouble with his teacher until he finds the perfect way to express both traits.

You Wouldn't Want to be a Ninja Warrior: A Secret Job That's Your Destiny by John Malam
This non-fiction book examines the skills needed to become a ninja, including practicing with weapons everyday, listening and not asking questions, and keeping identity secret.  Perfect for ages 8 and up.

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