Search Results: "George McClements"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

"An extra. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An extraordinarily obtuse detective is called upon to solve a mystery: why is Red R. Hood's Granny shedding? Read full book review >

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RIDIN’ DINOS WITH BUCK BRONCO by George McClements
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Dinos and rodeos saddle up perfectly and fans of both will kick back and grin. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Saddle up, it's Dino Rodeo time. Read full book review >

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THE LAST BADGE by George McClements
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"McClements's sophomore effort is a gem of an environmental intergenerational tale that is sure to please. (Picture book. 4-8)"
For 12 generations, the Moss family has maintained an album of Grizzly Scout Greatness. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: June 9, 2009

"We've seen this story before, but we didn't laugh as hard. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this humorous and eco-conscious adventure, seven forest animals face the destruction of their forest home when a "Plas-Tic Trees Factory" buys up the property. Read full book review >

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NIGHT OF THE VEGGIE MONSTER by George McClements
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Still, it may help similarly picky children, and their caregivers, get over taking themselves too seriously. (Picture book. 6-8)"
McClements takes a distinctly parental point of view in portraying a young veggie-hater's nightly dinner-table performance. Read full book review >

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BARON VON BADDIE AND THE ICE RAY INCIDENT by George McClements
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Fans of Bob McLeod's Superhero ABC (2006) and like spoofs will chuckle. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a less-than-serious take on the banality of evil, a supergenius Bad Guy discovers that escaping from jail, building giant robots and acting the bully is no fun without a Superhero around to put the kibosh on his schemes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE by Alex Gino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Warm, funny, and inspiring. (Fiction. 9-12)"
George, a fourth-grader who knows she is a girl, despite appearances, begins to tell her secret. Read full book review >

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GEORGE by Frank Keating
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Washington remains an historic hero despite flaws and defeats. These are recounted in far more accomplished biographies, and children will be better served by reading about the real man elsewhere. (author's note, artist's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-11)"
By the age of 15, George Washington had written out a list of precepts taught to him by his teachers, the "Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation," by which he lived and was guided throughout his life. Read full book review >

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DOES A SEA COW SAY MOO? by Terry Webb Harshman
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"The humor of the wordplay and imagery is not enough to balance the slender premise awkwardly and insufficiently developed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A small boy explains to a visitor from outer space the meaning of words used differently on land and sea. Read full book review >

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(GEORGE) by E.L. Konigsburg
illustrated by E.L. Konigsburg
Released: Oct. 20, 1970

"In current fiction, a boy with a problem seldom has it so good."
Parentheses because George is Ben's concentric twin, his loudmouthed inner voice, or, as Mrs. Konigsburg puts it in a nutshell. . . Read full book review >

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GEORGE AND THE BIG BANG by Lucy Hawking
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Labored and wrapped in a thin film of artificial drama as it is, this set of mind-expanding if scattershot exposures to some of science's biggest theories and ideas will once again find a large audience thanks more to its celebrity co-author than its content. (Science fiction/informational hybrid. 10-12)"
Like their first two collaborations, the Hawkings' third and final George book offers a hybrid mixture of made-up adventures in space/time interleaved with miniessays on, as one character unoriginally puts it, "life, the Universe, and everything." Read full book review >

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GEORGE HARRISON by Olivia Harrison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A rare and revelatory look at a rock legend."
Highly personal photos, letters and commentary illuminate the extraordinary life and times of late Beatles guitarist and songwriter George Harrison (1943-2001). Read full book review >