Search Results: "Charise Mericle Harper"


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PRINCESS PATTY MEETS HER MATCH by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"This proactive princess will captivate readers with her charmingly unconventional tale. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When her Prince Charming fails to materialize, Princess Patty takes matters into her own hands. Read full book review >

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HENRY'S HEART by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"The story should please those hopeful readers who are puppy-starved themselves, while the learning hidden within should set parents' and educators' hearts aflutter. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Tongue-in-cheek, label-happy humor reminiscent of Mélanie Watts abounds in Harper's latest, a genius pairing of fiction and nonfiction. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD FOR NOTHING BUTTON by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Here's hoping Harper will oblige with more stories starring these birds. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Three silly birds with the same wacky sense of the absurd as Elephant and Piggie are likely to be a hit with Mo Willems fans. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"What, you ask, is a chamber pot? / Well, here are things that it is not. / It's not a pot to keep your money, / pretty flowers, toys, or honey." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2004

"For some children, that might be enough; most will prefer the more engaging sorts of encounters found in the likes of Ed Emberley's Go Away, Big Green Monster (1992) or Linda Ashman's Essential Worldwide Monster Guide, illustrated by David Small (2003). (Picture book. 6-8)"
Strong patterns and knockout colors in Harper's stylized art give this gallery of Wild Things an arresting look—but the pedestrian accompanying captions take it down a peg. Read full book review >

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YES, NO, MAYBE SO by Charise Mericle Harper
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"A definite Maybe So. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Addressing the recently-out-of-diapers set, Harper suggests choices good, bad, and promisingly mischievous in trios of scenes featuring minimal texts and a pair of very simply drawn monkey sibs. Read full book review >

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ITSY BITSY THE SMART SPIDER by Charise Mericle Harper
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Young readers will enjoy them both. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The Itsy Bitsy spider has, at last, found some gumption. Read full book review >

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DREAMER, WISHER, LIAR by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Amusing, heartfelt time travel about friends and wishes—old and new. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Bracing for a lonely summer, Ash is surprised when the little girl she babysits and some unexpected time travel open new horizons. Read full book review >

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JUST GRACE AND THE TROUBLE WITH CUPCAKES by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"This title can be read alone and will win new fans, while long-standing fans will cheer. Just Grace continues to be just delightful. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Mix the ingredients of a school fair, Grandma's cupcake recipe and a broken promise to a friend, and you have the 10th entry in the Just Grace series. Read full book review >

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STILL JUST GRACE by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2007

"This welcome sequel to Just Grace (April 2007) will be just as good an introduction to this engaging character. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When a new boy moves in next door to her best friend Mimi, third-grader Grace worries that she will lose her friend, but Mimi worries, too, because in the course of a school project Grace works with two of the other Graces in her class and discovers they're not so bad. Read full book review >

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FLASHCARDS OF MY LIFE by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Emily's search for the truth about friendship, romance and identity will appeal to 'tween fans of conversational chick-lit. (Fiction. 9-13)"
There's a lot to sort out in junior high: Emily's best friend, Sandra, doesn't like her other friends, "the Sarahs"; Emily thinks she might have a crush on Andrew, but is it only because she heard Andrew might be crushing on her; and will her endless-dieting mom and clueless dad ever be happy together again? Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING CRAFTY CAT by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Even craft-happy readers will wish for a believable plot, especially one where the good guys and bad guys are more dramatically constructed. (Graphic fiction. 7-10)"
When disaster derails Birdie's birthday plans, the little girl's alter ego, Crafty Cat, saves the day. Read full book review >