Search Results: "Candace Ryan"


BOOK REVIEW

ZOO ZOOM! by Candace Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"An agreeable book to entice space enthusiasts as well as animal lovers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A bevy of zoo animals takes off for the moon. Read full book review >

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EWE AND AYE by Candace Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"Lots of fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A sporty sheep and an equally sporty primate find a way to realize a common aspiration: to fly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIBBIT RABBIT by Candace Ryan
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Best of all, Frog and Bunny have the radiant good cheer of a sock monkey, a mingling of the ridiculous with the sublime for a spellbinding effect. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ryan's story features the disarming characters Frog and Bunny, two close friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL HOUSE by Candace Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"That said, if you're looking for a kind of crazed companion to Graeme Base's Animalia (1986), this book will stand up to multiple rereadings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
No togas or frat boys will be found in this particular animal house, though plenty of hijinks take place within. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOO HOO by Mike Lowery
illustrated by Mike Lowery, by Candace Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2012

"A winning display of finding the high ground and paved with particularly sweet verbal compression. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It comes as a delight how much fun can be wrung from the words "moo" and "hoo." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT IS LIKE AN ANIMAL by Candace Whitman
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 18, 1995

"Whitman's dreamy torn paper pictures create a gentle mood and portray the bear as a soft, appealing creature; if the text is self-consciously poetic, it is also reassuring in its depiction of the night as benign. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a story poem by a first-time picture book creator, Night is a big shaggy bear, the bringer of darkness and the protector of sleeping children. Read full book review >

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WE COME IN PIECES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Of Jenny and the Aliens by Ryan Gebhart

Cover Story: Emoji Rebus
BFF Charm: Nay
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Boy Brain
Bonus Factor: Aliens
Relationship Status: Look Me Up in a Decade or Two

Cover Story: Emoji Rebus

Did you know that the red-haired girl emoji was named Jenny? Me neither.

The Deal:

Derek is a ...


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WHAT IS AND WHAT SHOULD NEVER BE
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Wolf by Wolf (Book 1) by Ryan Graudin

Cover Story: Hungry Like the Wolf(e)
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 2
Talky Talk: The Darkest Timeline
Bonus Factor:
 Motorcycle Race
Ambivalence Factor: Skinshifting
Relationship Status: Don't Leave Me This Way

 

Cover Story: Hungry Like the Wolf(e)

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WHEN LAW IS LAWLESS
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

Cover Story: Gets the Job Done
BFF Charm: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor
Swoonworthy Scale:
 1
Talky Talk: She Says, He Says, She Says in a Race Against Time
Bonus Factors:
 Kowloon Walled City, Mulan
Relationship Status: Partners in Crime

 

Cover Story: Gets the Job Done

Maybe it's ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LOWJI DISCOVERS AMERICA by Candace Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Let's hope for a sequel or two. (Glossary) (Fiction. 7-11)"
Lowji has lived in Bombay with his Ma and Bape for his whole life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Despite a Dewey error and some humor over the head of the target audience, this is a winner, and the final story seems to promise a fifth-grade sequel. (Fiction. 7-11)"
No teacher wants to teach this year's fourth-grade class at Aesop Elementary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"An excellent resource and worthy companion to more traditional biographies. (introduction, picture credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
How does a biographer do justice to the life of Benjamin Franklin when he lived so long and did so much? Read full book review >