Search Results: "Aaron Reynolds"


BOOK REVIEW

NERDY BIRDY by Aaron Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Very funny and full of hope—and feathers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A small, bespectacled bird struggles with friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE COMES DESTRUCTOSAURUS! by Aaron Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A familiar interchange, featuring a less-ferocious-looking cousin of the tempestuous T. Rex of Bob Shea's Dinosaur vs. Bedtime (2008) and its sequels. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A parent/caregiver—unseen after a glimpse at the beginning—translates a "terrible twos"-style tantrum into a movie-monster rampage. Read full book review >

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PIRATES VS. COWBOYS by Aaron Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"A refreshingly atypical exercise in waging peace, despite the tired 'X vs. Y' scenario. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Argot issues nearly spark a brawl in this addition to the trendy "head-to-head mashup" genre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CREEPY CARROTS! by Aaron Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Serve this superbly designed title to all who relish slightly scary stories. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Kids know vegetables can be scary, but rarely are edible roots out to get someone. In this whimsical mock-horror tale, carrots nearly frighten the whiskers off Jasper Rabbit, an interloper at Crackenhopper Field. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BACK OF THE BUS by Aaron Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Cooper uses his 'subtractive method' on oil color, in which illustrations are rubbed out or lightened, making the pictures glow with burnished grace. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A child's-eye view of the day Rosa Parks would not give up her seat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARNIVORES by Aaron Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Will young readers swallow such a tongue-in-cheek take on the importance of self-acceptance? With relish. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Poor carnivores, perched atop the food chain and dissed by all their victims—at least, the prospective ones. What a pity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPERHERO SCHOOL by Aaron Reynolds
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2009

"Rash's bold cartoons ably support the goofiness, depicting a multicultural, multi-powered classroom, with the stalwart Mr. Tornado at the helm. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Leonard is underwhelmed by Superhero School, where, instead of teaching them to leap tall buildings, his teacher, The Blue Tornado, has the students tackling fractions and division. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NERDY BIRDY TWEETS by Aaron Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Still, cute and clever, and if it gives some prophylactic friendship pointers to children not yet networked, here's hoping they'll remember them. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An unlikely avian friendship is threatened by an obsession with social media in this follow-up to Nerdy Birdy (2015). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOEY FLY, PRIVATE EYE, IN CREEPY CRAWLY CRIME by Aaron Reynolds
MYSTERY
Released: April 14, 2009

"An auspicious series kick-off. (Graphic novel. 7 & up)"
What detective wouldn't benefit from being a fly on the wall? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHICKS AND SALSA by Aaron Reynolds
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Olé! (Picture book. 6-8)"
A Southwestern cooking show spied through the farmhouse window inspires a rooster weary of the same-old same-old to plan a farmyard fiesta with filched garden tomatoes, chiles, cilantro and other produce. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

METAL MAN by Aaron Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"Though the story is labored throughout, the succinct and meaningful ending finds Devon realizing that perhaps, underneath all the 'crud,' something shiny and ferocious lies. (Picture book. 6-8)"
It's a hot and sticky city summer day, and Devon knows that metal man Mitch is hard at work. Read full book review >