Search Results: "Gavin Bishop"


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STAY AWAKE, BEAR! by Gavin Bishop

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MISTER WHISTLER by Margaret Mahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"This romp fits in beautifully with Mahy's other wacky picture books; pair it with Song and Dance Man for a lively read-aloud. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This sprightly, whimsical tale will induce plenty of giggles and start toes to tapping. Read full book review >

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SNAKE AND LIZARD by Joy Cowley
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The New Zealand author-and-illustrator team solidly develops this pair's formidable friendship under the scorching desert sun. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A sensitive snake and her lovable lizard companion enjoy a warm and touching relationship, shattering the stereotypes that commonly plague their cold-blooded species. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS: SNAKE AND LIZARD by Joy  Crowley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Though a little dryer than in the first book, this duo's opinionated banter still packs a rib-tickling punch. (Animal fantasy. 7-10)"
Here's to the continuation of one unlikely friendship. Read full book review >

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MY SO-CALLED RUINED LIFE by Melanie Bishop
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Nevertheless, readers who warm to Tate's levelheaded independence will cheer her on as she finds her buoyancy and begins to move forward. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Yet another tale of a plucky girl who overcomes the obstacles—but this one floats. Read full book review >

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THE DISTANCE TO HOME by Jenn Bishop
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"The life-and-death themes are thought-provoking, but readers may love the book even more for its many digressions. (baseball glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Baseball, both minor league and Little League, forms the throughline for this exploration of grief. Read full book review >

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LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER by George Bishop
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A gimmicky debut."
When a girl runs away from home on the eve of her 15th birthday, her mother sits down to write her a letter. Read full book review >

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WRITTEN IN RED by Anne Bishop
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 5, 2013

"A must for fans desperate to move beyond boilerplate urban fantasy."
For her latest dark fantasy series, Bishop (Twilight's Dawn, 2011, etc.) invents an entire Earth-like world, Namid, populated by a fascinating array of supernatural Others—and the humans who are their prey. Read full book review >

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BACKYARD DETECTIVE by Nic Bishop
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"With four kinds of spiders, five kinds of ants, and seven different butterflies, there is plenty here to keep young and adult viewers engaged and challenged. (Nonfiction. 5-11)"
The talented photo-illustrator (Digging for Bird Dinosaurs, 2000, etc.) examines 125 backyard creatures, mostly insects, photographed life-sized and described in a detailed text. Read full book review >

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PENGUIN DAY by Nic Bishop
by Nic Bishop, photographed by Nic Bishop
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"The family dynamic may seem familiar to many young readers and listeners—and the regurgitation bit should stimulate some lively audience response. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Close-up color photos invite viewers to join a family of rockhopper penguins on its daily round. Read full book review >

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BEAR IS NOT TIRED by Ciara Gavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Warm and wonderful. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bear doesn't want to miss one moment with his duck family. Read full book review >

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THE SECRETS OF ANIMAL FLIGHT by Nic Bishop
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"This is an excellent book that makes a difficult topic accessible. (further reading) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-12)"
A lively text and outstanding stop-action photography make this an inviting look at how animals fly. Read full book review >