Search Results: "Bruce Whatley"


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BRUCE by Peter Ames Carlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"An epic look at the man and his music."
A painstakingly traced chronicle of the remarkable career of powerhouse proletarian rocker Bruce Springsteen. Read full book review >

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CLINTON GREGORY’S SECRET by Bruce Whatley
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"EWSLUGp2006, one of Harold's forays with his purple crayon. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In tribute to unfettered imaginations everywhere, Whatley introduces a smiling lad with an inner life so filled with adventure that even a day of "nothing much at all" brings handmade paper hats for a ship full of pirates, a rocket voyage to the Moon and a trip around the world on plates of spaghetti. Read full book review >

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WAIT! NO PAINT! by Bruce Whatley
ANIMALS
Released: June 30, 2001

"It's a sophisticated concept, though—use it with children who are beginning to understand what an illustrator is, and pair it with Janet Stevens's From Pictures to Words (1995) for a thorough treatment. (Picture book. 6-9)"

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MY FIRST NURSERY RHYMES by Bruce Whatley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1999

"A witty introduction to the realm of nursery rhymes. (Picture book. 1-3)"
This entry in the Growing Tree series provides a sampling of ten classic rhymes. Read full book review >

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JOSEPHINE WANTS TO DANCE by Jackie French
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"An entertaining read-aloud that shows off an appealing tutu-clad kangaroo leaping across perfectly pink pages as if she were captured in a series of camera clicks. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The oft-told story of the stage-struck youngster who saves the show when the star is injured returns in this variation that features a ballet-dancing kangaroo named Josephine. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"If you've got a hankerin' for stories of hair, try Franny B. Kranny (2001) or Bedhead (2000) to share. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ruthie Bon Bair will NOT dry her long hair, and soon she discovers there are mushrooms up there! Read full book review >

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DIARY OF A WOMBAT by Jackie French
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2003

"The level of irony involved requires sophisticated readers, but they will laugh out loud at the wombat's antics—and breathe sighs of relief that she's not their neighbor. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A wombat, American readers will learn, is an adorable round creature that looks something like a small, pointy-eared bear and likes to sleep. Read full book review >

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MARTHA DOESN'T SHARE! by Samantha Berger
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Still, for Martha's fans or for parents looking for a book to help deliver a message, this may be just the ticket. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Martha (her new favorite word is "mine") is more than a bit reluctant to share her toys with her baby brother. Read full book review >

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I WANT A HIPPOPOTAMUS FOR CHRISTMAS by John Rox
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"The music and song lyrics are included in the final spread. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The words to a Christmas song from the 1950s serve as the text for this exploration of a most unusual Christmas gift. Read full book review >

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PIG ON THE TITANIC by Gary Crew
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"Capped by a closing note and a later photo of the pig, and owner Edith Rosenbaum, this, like Daisy Spedden's more detailed Polar the Titanic Bear (1996), lends the historical catastrophe immediacy for younger audiences while downplaying its horrific aspects. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Not a living pig, but a musical toy carried on board by a passenger, Maxixe (pronounced "Mash-eesh," though readers are left to look that up for themselves) describes how its simple dance tune helped to keep up the spirits of a lifeboat full of children through that tragic "night to remember." Read full book review >

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BRUCE CHATWIN by Nicholas Shakespeare
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2000

"An unflinching reconstruction of a singular writer's scorching trajectory through life: Speed makes it concise; fate makes it haunting. (Family tree, photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
An ingenious, outsize myth-meets-facts "life and works" of the charismatic global citizen and compulsive tale-teller. Read full book review >