Search Results: "Dave Whamond"


BOOK REVIEW

ODDREY JOINS THE TEAM by Dave Whamond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"A winning theme for the early sports shelf. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Oddrey and her friends learn about teamwork and fun on the soccer field in Whamond's newest offering about his kooky heroine. Read full book review >

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ODDREY AND THE NEW KID by Dave Whamond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"For Oddrey to remain odd, she is going to have to hear the beat of a far different drummer. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In Whamond's Oddrey's return, she must contend with a little touch of competition for the limelight. Read full book review >

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MY THINK-A-MA-JINK by Dave Whamond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

Bored at his own birthday, Jack is tired of toys that do everything for him. Read full book review >

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BOY MEETS DOG by Valerie Wyatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Now: good to book. Just three rungs up (good, goon, boon, book) and well-worth the climb. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Wyatt introduces kids to word ladders, in which a starting word leads step by step, by the substitution of one letter at a time, to a final word. Read full book review >

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JUSTINE MCKEEN by Sigmund Brouwer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"While brief paperbacks for newly independent readers are too numerous to count, this one is slightly funnier and fresher than most. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Inventive and intrepid Justine McKeen, most likely a grade schooler, finds amusing ways to make classmates and community members more environmentally conscious. Read full book review >

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SUPERBRAIN by Toronto Public Library
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Intended as a pathway to lifelong learning, this is more like a winding, muddy dead end. (appendix, glossary, source list) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
From the librarian-authors of The Research Virtuoso (2012), a guide for younger would-be "super-learners" to gathering and evaluating information.Read full book review >

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ODDREY by Dave Whamond
by Dave Whamond, illustrated by Dave Whamond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"So bighearted and good-spirited, it is a shame that the climax fails at liftoff. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little Oddrey the charming oddball makes good when her classmates seize up like overheated cylinders during the school play. Read full book review >

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FRANK AND LAVERNE by Dave Whamond
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2016

"Frankly, Frank and Laverne don't have too much to offer beyond the two-sided format gimmick. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Dogs and cats have different perspectives on the world, a dichotomy explored in this humorous tale retelling the same story from two different viewpoints. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"The imaginative twist at the end makes this more likely to be picked up for a repeat reading, but not necessarily for the grammar lesson. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An alphabetical romp through an amusement park strives to illuminate comparatives and superlatives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALK THE TALK by Sigmund Brouwer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Amusing, with a mild bathroom humor flavor (including a fart noise machine) that's sure to appeal, the book's environmental message makes it a somewhat useful purchase. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Justine, an environmentally focused grade schooler, is back for another easy-to-read outing (Justine McKeen: Queen of Green, 2011). Read full book review >

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WILD CARDS by Jeff Szpirglas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A good choice for emergent readers who might like to promote improvements to their schools. (Fiction. 6-9)"
The kids in Matt's class love to play with Monster Zap cards during recess, but now their principal has banned them, leaving the child scrambling to find a solution for recess despair. Read full book review >

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ASTRONAUT ACADEMY by Dave Roman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Definitely goofy. (Graphic science fiction. 10-14)"
Hakata Soy and his fellow students at Astronaut Academy return from break to an academy in lockdown. Read full book review >