Search Results: "Andy Goodman"


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IT WAS SO QUIET I COULD HEAR A PIN DROP by Andy Goodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"A clever concept, in both progression and design, whose realization sometimes falls short. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A child listens closely to the breeze as sounds evoke images and imaginings. Read full book review >

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DARK DAYS AND BLOOD REBELLIONS
by Thea James

What is it about the clever blend of magic and classic aristocracy that is so pleasing to read? The mix of enchantment, romance, and classism is a tried and true bouquet, from books like Sherwood Smith’s much beloved YA duology Crown Duel/Court Duel to movies like the newest iteration of Beauty and the Beast.

Like so many others who ...


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ARCHIE THE DAREDEVIL PENGUIN by Andy Rash
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Silly and charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Archie's fearless and daring adventures have earned him the congratulations and admiration of the other penguins. Read full book review >

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DELIA'S DULL DAY by Andy Myer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Young readers will chuckle at Delia's cluelessness—and maybe think twice about their own assumptions. (Picture book. 4-9)"
An amusing visual riff on the frequent refrain "nothing ever happens to me." Read full book review >

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THE STARRY GIRAFFE by Andy Bergmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A gracious, humorous exploration of generosity and gratitude. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A hungry giraffe plucks apple after apple for a steady stream of friends, until the tree is bare and she is tired—but she will eat soon! Read full book review >

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THE RAIN FOREST by Billy Goodman
NATURE
Released: March 1, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In the ``Planet Earth'' series, an introduction, from top to bottom, to the rain forest and its inhabitants—plant, animal, and (especially useful) human—discussing the forest's importance for food, medicine, genetic diversity, and maintaining the world climate. Read full book review >

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JOURNEY TO THE MOON by Andy Mansfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A 'cheesy' episode with a double twist at the end. Younger audiences may need at least part of the joke explained. (Pop-up picture book. 2-5)"
In this very simple pop-up book, a rocket ship blasts off from Earth, hums through space, and touches down at last on the moon—with a goopy "BLOOP." Read full book review >

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BRIGHT LIGHTS AND STARRY NIGHTS by Andy Runton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Young readers and pre-readers alike will respond strongly to the tale's elemental drama and clearly defined emotional arc. (Graphic picture book. 2-5)"
The small owl with big eyes and equally outsized heart makes new friends on a nocturnal outing. Read full book review >

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FIND THE DOTS by Andy Mansfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"A multifaceted lead-in to the more open-ended play in Hervé Tullet's interactive outings. (Pop-up picture book. 3-5)"
An invitation to explore different combinations of flaps, spinners, pop-ups, and pull tabs to reveal one to 10 hidden dots. Read full book review >

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Impossible Choices by Leni Goodman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A thoughtful, multithemed autobiography focused on the challenges of motherhood, with particular insight into health care advocacy."
In this memoir, a former aspiring actress chronicles her transformative journey dealing with a daughter's brain tumor and a later-in-life foreign adoption. Read full book review >

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THE DOOR by Andy Marino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"The unwieldy plot twists and turns, always creating new questions, but it leaves an uncomfortably large aperture—an unfinished hero's journey or, more aptly, a literary purgatory. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Hannah Silver, armed solely with some newfound knowledge and her three imaginary friends, crosses a forbidden threshold to try to find the soul of her recently, unexpectedly deceased—likely murdered—mother. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"A delightfully written, sensibly organized volume. Printed updates to come twice a year, plus frequent online updates at www.giantpath.com."
A clearheaded guide to navigating the labyrinthian web of online music services. Read full book review >