Search Results: "Amy Wummer"


BOOK REVIEW

MCBROOM'S GHOST by Sid Fleischman
Released: Oct. 1, 1971

"More hayseed hyperbole from a ripsnorter."
It's disconcerting to meet the McBrooms in any but the Kurt Werth incarnation, especially as Frankenberg's 13 raspberry-haired yokels are less fetching than their predecessors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOTCHA! by Jamie Gilson
by Jamie Gilson, illustrated by Amy Wummer
ANIMALS
Released: March 13, 2006

"Pedestrian, predictable fare for the chapter-book set. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Mrs. Zookey's second-grade class is studying arachnids and their prey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS THE CHALLAH by Sue Hepker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"Pleasant and easy to recite, the recurring phrases should help guide children as they create their own culinary mayhem when helping out in the weekly Sabbath preparation. (recipe) (Picture book. 3-6)"
A brisk, lively cumulative narrative highlights the joyous making of the traditional Sabbath bread, made a little messy when two energetic youngsters help their patient grandmother in the kitchen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHESS! by Jamie Gilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2008

"Mostly for fans of the series and as a read-aloud to classes learning to play chess. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Sumac School second-grader Richard and pesky rival Patrick from Gotcha! (2006) return with the rest of Mrs. Zookey's class. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE ANNIE GOES TO KINDERGARTEN by Toni Buzzeo
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"A couple of nice touches: The kindergarten teacher is a man and the principal is a black woman. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The first day of school is going to be an adventure, but what kind? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOTHER, MAY I? by Lynn Plourde
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"But, churlishly, nary a word of appreciation is peeped. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Despite all the pop and fizz, this story of a mother getting the full Mother's Day treatment from her young daughter suffers from the relentlessly pained expression on the mother's face. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAD, AREN’T YOU GLAD? by Lynn Plourde
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"No surprises in this old tale of a helping hand run amuck, but quick fun, and just brimming with bad ideas ready for insertion in kids' melons. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Good-intentioned mayhem follows in the wake of a little boy's attempt to make his father's day a special one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE ANNIE GOES TO WORK by Toni Buzzeo
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A winning choice for both classroom and home. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's Adventure Annie to the rescue! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAMUEL’S BABY by Mark Elkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 27, 2010

"A just-right mix of sweetness and humor that is sure to strike a chord with young children expecting a baby of their own. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When Samuel announces during show-and-tell that he is going to have a baby, it incites a rash of "pregnancies" in Mr. Donald's kindergarten class. Read full book review >

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YOUR KISSES ARE AS WICKED AS AN F-16
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Kissing Ted Callahan (And Other Guys) by Amy Spalding

Cover Story: Not So Punk Rock
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: LOL
Bonus Factors: Best Guy Friend, I'm With the Band, LA
Relationship Status: My Plus One

 

Cover Story: Not So Punk Rock

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BOOK REVIEW

THE NOISY FOXES by Amy Husband
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Familiar ground, with an effulgent new look. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Three urban-dwelling foxes head to the countryside in search of a little quiet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEE DEE AND ME by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Bright and captivating, this new take on sibling relations is a needed tale for all. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Schwartz examines sibling power dynamics in this humorous and ultimately empowering tale. Read full book review >