Search Results: "Ed Briant"


BOOK REVIEW

IF YOU LIVED HERE YOU’D BE HOME BY NOW by Ed Briant
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Affecting, and a nice choice for family sharing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Briant's latest, a wordless fable about imperiled nature, spans two generations in colorful panels. Read full book review >

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DON’T LOOK NOW by Ed Briant
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Briant's bright palette and storyboarding expertise produce kid-pleasing results wry enough to elicit adult chuckles. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Minor greed, outsized imaginations and a couple of boys collide in almost wordless sequential panels suggestive of James Stevenson, Jon Agee and Mad magazine. Read full book review >

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A DAY AT THE BEACH by Ed Briant
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"It's too bad that for most of the story, this means a driver's license and a vehicle. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A perfect summer day at the beach includes swimming, gazing at the fish, taking photos, building sandcastles—and two and a half hours in the car! Read full book review >

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SEVEN STORIES by Ed Briant
by Ed Briant, illustrated by Ed Briant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A restful alternative to the likes of Jerome & Jarrett Pumphrey's Creepy Things Are Scaring Me (2003), illus by Rosanne Litzinger. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Playing it (more or less) straight in the text but not in the pictures, Briant chronicles a young insomniac's efforts to get to sleep, stymied by noises all around, from bumps and shrieks in adjoining apartments, to voices in the hallway and commotions down in the street. Read full book review >

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CHOPPY SOCKY BLUES by Ed Briant
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2010

"In a field of fine coming-of-age novels for girls, here's one that boys will get a kick out of. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Fourteen-year-old Jason Smallfield comes to understand that things are not always as they seem in a coming-of-age novel that packs a punch. Read full book review >

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I AM (NOT) THE WALRUS by Ed Briant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2012

"The witty nonchalance of both dialogue and narration keeps this rock-'n'-roll romp light and entertaining and successfully balances it with suspense. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
Toby's life in Port Jackson, England, is frankly weird. Read full book review >

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PETAL AND POPPY by Lisa Clough
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A blithe and breezy charmer. (Graphic early reader. 4-8)"
An elephant and a rhino can't see eye to eye, but they eventually find a helpful middle ground. Read full book review >

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PAPER PARADE by Sarah Weeks
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"This high-stepping debut (for him) makes an infectiously hand-clapping, toe-tapping read-aloud, as well as an invitation to the pleasures of handmade play. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Forced to stay inside while a parade passes outside, a child produces a parade of her own in this tippety-tappety take on turning lemons into lemonade. Read full book review >

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PETAL AND POPPY AND THE MYSTERY VALENTINE by Lisa Clough
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"Stick with Elephant and Piggie, Mouse and Mole, and Minnie and Moo. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Petal and Poppy discover the identity of their mystery valentine. Read full book review >

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PETAL AND POPPY AND THE SPOOKY HALLOWEEN! by Lisa Clough
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Although this husband and wife team put forth a good effort, the characters have only mild appeal when compared to the likes of Elephant and Piggie or Frog and Toad. (Graphic early reader. 4-8)"
Good friends Petal and Poppy alternate fears during Halloween night in their third series adventure. Read full book review >

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GIZMO by Barry Varela
by Barry Varela, illustrated by Ed Briant
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Like another recent iteration of the theme, Dayle Ann Dodds's Henry's Amazing Machine (2004), illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker, the unusual language adds great read-aloud potential. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Engineering becomes art in this sprightly tale of a huge but useless machine saved from the wrecking ball. Read full book review >

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EXCELLENT ED by Stacy McAnulty
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"A warm, welcome reminder that everyone is excellent at something. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ed, the Ellis family dog, has many talents, but none of them matches the excellence of the five Ellis children's—or so he thinks. Read full book review >