Search Results: "Diane de Groat"


BOOK REVIEW

ANNE PITTS, SWAMP MONSTER by Diane de Groat
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1994

A slapstick account of Annie's experiences as star of a high school student's horror video. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANNIE PITTS, ARTICHOKE by Diane de Groat
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 1992

"Good fun. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Stagestruck Annie sees an opportunity for breaking into show biz almost everywhere she looks—even in the dairy section of the supermarket that her third-grade class visits on a field trip- -which is why she ends up dropping yogurt on the floor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAIT FOR ME by Susan Shreve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 1992

"Illustration not seen. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Youngest of four, fifth-grader Molly has suddenly reached the point when it's time to be something more than the family baby. Read full book review >

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BUG IN A RUG by Jamie Gilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 20, 1998

"De Groat's warm black-and-white drawings perfectly match the lighthearted mood of the text. (Fiction. 6-10)"
When Richard has to go to school wearing the oversized bright purple pants his eccentric Aunt Nannie made for him, he is mortified, and has to hold on to them so they won't fall down. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT EGGSPECTATIONS OF LILA FENWICK by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 1991

"Though light, this touches on serious issues of responsibility; McMullan deserves praise for creating its well-rounded, individualized characters. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In a third book about Lila, the girl sees all her Great Ideas go unexpectedly wrong during the first month of school. Read full book review >

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ATTABOY, SAM! by Lois Lowry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7-12)"
Anastasia's little brother, whose infant point of view was explored in All About Sam (1988), is now a preschooler whose wit and persistence mark him as precocious, but who is still winningly typical in such details as the messy results of mixing mustard and ketchup on his hotdog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ITCHY RICHARD by Jamie Gilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 1991

"Gilson's light touch enables readers to laugh at what might otherwise be embarrassing- -as well as to learn a lot about lice and enjoying the relaxed, mutually supportive atmosphere of a classroom where even the teacher might harbor the pesky intruders. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Second-graders meet an infestation of lice head-on: someone in Mrs. Zookey's class has them, and the nurse must check each student's scalp to see if they've spread. Read full book review >

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SUNSHINE HOME by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 1994

"A poignant slice of life in the 90's; Timmie's successful intervention sends the message that even a child can offer real consolation. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Timmie and his parents make their first visit to Gram at a nursing home; she's had to move there since "the doctors said she needed full-time nursing care." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMY DUNN QUITS SCHOOL by Susan Shreve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-12)"
An overscheduled sixth-grader impulsively plays hooky on Halloween and is found out when her hyperconscientious single mother unexpectedly arrives at school for the Halloween parade. Read full book review >

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IT GOES Eeeeeeeeeeeee! by Jamie Gilson
ANIMALS
Released: April 18, 1994

"Address to write for information on bat houses. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Best friends Richard and Ben are supposed to be nice to new kid Patrick, but it's hard—he's a know-it-all in a suit, bow tie, and shiny shoes; and a pest, the kind of kid who gleefully turns earthworms to mush with his squirt gun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRUIT FLIES, FISH AND FORTUNE COOKIES by Anne LeMieux
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Classic characters for Generation Y from LeMieux (The TV Guidance Counsellor, 1993). (Illustrations not seen) (Fiction. 8+)"
Finally, some 11-year-olds you'd really want to hang with. Read full book review >

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SEE YOU AROUND, SAM! by Lois Lowry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"With de Groat's capable black- and-white illustrations in every chapter, this is a delight. (Fiction. 7-12)"
Sam Krupnik is almost five, and he's running away to Sleetmute, Alaska. Read full book review >