Search Results: "Alan Dyer"


BOOK REVIEW

MISSION TO THE MOON by Alan Dyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2009

"For children growing up in a world where many rockets quietly launch to little fanfare or acclaim, this work recaptures the magic and determination of early space exploration. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Attractively packaged by the same publisher of the INsiders series, this oversized volume is one of the many moon books coming out in anticipation of the Apollo 11 anniversary. Read full book review >

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BATTY by Sarah Dyer
by Sarah Dyer, illustrated by Sarah Dyer
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A sweet, if not particularly memorable adventure in perspective. (Picture book. 3-6)"
How can a body get attention while hanging upside down? Read full book review >

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MONSTER BABY by Sarah Dyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2017

"While this book doesn't offer a new treatment of this well-trod theme, it's a gentle addition to a high-demand topic. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little monster becomes a big sibling when the titular baby arrives. Read full book review >

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MRS. MUFFLY’S MONSTER by Sarah Dyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"This isn't a tale of kids just leaping to conclusions; it's a full-throttle lunge. (recipe in metric and English measurements) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Childhood logic and a preference for the impossible explodes in this enjoyable tale of crazy conclusions. Mrs. Muffly's recent behavior has been most peculiar. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Though not the most irresistibly somniferous bedtime reading, the selections are nonetheless a pleasing mix of chestnuts and fresh takes. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
The daughter of illustrator Jane Dyer debuts with similarly elegant, understated, richly colored illustrations for 21 lullabies from the likes of Eve Merriam, Margaret Wise Brown, Sylvia Plath, and Eugene Field. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BROWN BEAR WON’T TAKE A NAP! by Jane Dyer
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Readers will refuse to nap without this one. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's hard enough to get preschoolers to lie down for even an hour, but when Little Brown Bear's parents attempt to cajole him into his winter hibernation, the result is a tad more adventurous—and surprising. Read full book review >

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MONSTER DAY AT WORK by Sarah Dyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"She has it easy, too. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this impish look at adult life, a young monster follows his dad to work. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BROWN BEAR AND THE BUNDLE OF JOY by Jane Dyer
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"All the animals wear greeting-card clothing and are beyond cheerful, although older sibs may wonder about the whole I-go-for-a-walk-and-a-baby-sister-appears business. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Dyer's signature sunny, summery watercolors illustrate a fairly pedestrian take on the whole new-sibling genre, albeit with series regular Little Brown Bear. Read full book review >

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CLEMENTINE AND MUNGO by Sarah Dyer
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"This is one to miss. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An imaginative older sister answers her brother's questions about the nature of things. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WITH THE BROKEN WING by Heather Dyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Ripe for a sequel. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Amanda and James's science teacher says angels don't exist, because wing and body ratios are aeronautically impossible, so who is it that they're hiding in their attic bedroom? Read full book review >

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CROSSROADS OF CANOPY by Thoraiya Dyer
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"An epic fantasy that builds an intriguing setting but never quite comes into focus."
In a debut novel, Dyer introduces an unusual fantasy world set in the different levels of a giant forest and plagued by social strife. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEASON by Jonah Lisa Dyer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 12, 2016

"Ultimately, though a season undoubtedly presents conflicts for its participants, Megan's are unlikely to resonate with most modern readers. (Fiction. 14-18)"
College soccer defines 20-year-old Megan's life, until her mom forces her to participate in an exclusive debutante season. Read full book review >