Search Results: "Bryan Chick"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"While the tension between the preteen protagonists and the teens is both tangible and interesting, this installment feels more like novel-length worldbuilding than a story in itself. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
The four intrepid heroes of The Secret Zoo (2010) return for another adventure in this new animal-packed fantasy series. Read full book review >

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RIDDLES AND DANGER by Bryan Chick
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"While there may be enough interaction between the Scouts and zoo animals like Podgy the flying penguin and P-Dog the prairie dog to please animal lovers, readers looking for a fast-paced thrill will likely be disappointed. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
In the third installment of this fantasy series, the four Action Scouts, Richie, Ella, Noah and Megan, must band together to save both the magical world beneath the Clarksville Zoo and their own from the evil "Shadowist" DeGraff and his army of Sasquatches. Read full book review >

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ASHLEY BRYAN by Ashley  Bryan
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"When he concludes, 'I've enjoyed walking the island with you,' readers will believe him. (Autobiography. 9 & up)"
A joyous photo of the author with outstretched arms on the cover invites readers to join him on a walk through his life, present and past. Read full book review >

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PENGUIN CHICK by Betty Tatham
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Guiberson's The Emperor Lays an Egg (p. 1549) covers similar frozen ground with more notable illustrations, but with a longer text that isn't as accessible to young readers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Newcomer Tatham offers a clearly written, well-researched chronicle of a penguin's growth cycle from egg to young adult in this Stage 2 addition to the ever-reliable Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. Read full book review >

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DEMON CHICK by Marilyn Kaye
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The ending is mostly happily-ever-after, but it's a letdown after the promise of Jessica's saving humanity. (Fantasy. YA)"
Hell is banal and parents can be downright malignant, learns politician's daughter Jessica. Read full book review >

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LITTLE CHICK by Amy Hest
by Amy Hest, illustrated by Anita Jeram
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Warmly familiar and enchantingly fresh. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Does the world need another charming picture book about an adorable baby chick? Read full book review >

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FLY, CHICK, FLY! by Jeanne Willis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"This gentle read-aloud looks forward to the time when the child will have a young one of her own. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The third of three owl chicks hesitates to fly, requiring much encouragement from its parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIRTY CHICK by Antonia Murphy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"Warm, funny and touching."
An "artsy San Francisco dilettante" tells the story of how she traded her urban existence for a life of "chasing cows…and executing chickens" in rural New Zealand. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SURFER CHICK by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A guaranteed 'Cowabunga!' (Picture book. 3-6)"
A most expressive chicken makes a splash in this winning title about learning to surf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIPPIE CHICK by Joseph Monninger
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Spare and beautiful. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Lolly has a special affinity for the ocean that is just moments away from the front door of her home in the Florida Keys. Read full book review >

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OWEN’S MARSHMALLOW CHICK by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"This little work is begging to be nestled among the pastel grasses of any Easter basket, but it does one better than any chocolate rabbit: it can be enjoyed over and over again. (Board book. 1-3)"
It's Easter morning and Owen, the endearingly silly mouse, and his yellow blanket are back. Read full book review >