Search Results: "Brian Won"


BOOK REVIEW

HOORAY FOR HAT! by Brian Won
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"This lighthearted story revels in the small acts that make life better—cheers all around. (Picture book. 3-7)"
All the animals are grumpy until a surprise brightens their day in this tale about the joy of sharing. Read full book review >

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OUTER SPACE BEDTIME RACE by Rob Sanders
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Stronger bedtime and alien books abound in the universe of children's literature. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A melding of fact and fiction strives to present a bedtime lesson on the solar system. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOORAY FOR BOOKS! by Brian Won
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Fun—but less imaginative than some other bibliophilic picks. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The cast of characters from Hooray for Hat! and Hooray for Today! (2014, 2016) returns, this time cheerfully helping Turtle reunite with his favorite book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOORAY FOR TODAY! by Brian Won
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Buoyant and funny, this second outing cleverly works within the structure of Won's debut, but he allows himself more freedom to riff and, in doing so, hits all the right notes. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The winning animal crew from Hooray for Hat! (2014) is back, this time celebrating the joy each day (or night) brings when in the company of friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SECRET AGENT MAN GOES SHOPPING FOR SHOES by Tim Wynne-Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Energetic compositions and appealing artwork bolster this spy-friendly text. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A spy-obsessed boy must shop for shoes (tiger tennies!), and a newfound ability to tie them completes his mission. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPUNKY LITTLE MONKEY by Bill Martin Jr.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Great for storytime or for little monkeys who need encouragement to run around. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Every little monkey needs to get up and move! Read full book review >

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I CAME, I DANCED, I WENT VIRAL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Deacon Locke Went to Prom by Brian Katcher

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: I Came, I Danced, I Went Viral
Bonus Factors: Kick-Ass Gram, Internet Fame
Relationship Status: Drinking Buddy

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz

This cover is great: it screams “prom,” but ...


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WON'T YOU TAKE ME TO WASHINGTON
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

BFF Charm: Yay x 2

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: LOL IRL

Bonus Factors: Sci-Fi Convention, 24 Hours

Relationship Status: Casablanca

 

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

This cover is so cute—pixelated Ana and Zak! Math! The implied promise that Ana and Zak are ...


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PLAYTIME WITH MCKISSACK
by Julie Danielson

Award-winning author Patricia C. McKissack (born in middle Tennessee, I proudly add) has had a long and distinguished career in the field of children’s literature. Not one to rest on her laurels—I believe she will turn 73 this year—she’s bringing readers this month a superb new book, a volume that I’ve no doubt we’ll judge later as one of the ...


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PATRICIA C. MCKISSACK
by Jessie Grearson

Have you ever wondered who wrote “Amazing Grace” or thought about the haunting story behind the hymn “I’ll Fly Away”? Ever skipped rope to “Hot Pepper” or counted “Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo”? Then Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn it Out!: Games, Songs & Stories from an African American Childhood is for you. Award-winning author Patricia ...


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