Search Results: "Gibbs Davis"


BOOK REVIEW

MR. FERRIS AND HIS WHEEL by Gibbs Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Kids who take Ferris wheels for granted should find this history eye-opening. (sources, bibliography, websites) (Informational picture book. 5-8) "
The invention of the Ferris wheel is explored in story and pictures designed to describe the age of innovation for young readers. Read full book review >

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FIRST KIDS by Gibbs Davis
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 22, 2009

"New readers who want to know about young White House residents will have a good-enough start here. (Informational early reader. 4-8)"
Capitalizing on the interest in the Obama girls, Step into Reading has reissued an updated version of their familiar First Kids (2004) with Malia and Sasha on the cover. Read full book review >

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WACKIEST WHITE HOUSE PETS by Gibbs Davis
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

Opening with the arguable notion that "pets make a house a home," Davis identifies 15 unusual members of the sizeable menagerie (about 400 strong, so far) that presidents or their families have kept. Read full book review >

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I SPY IN THE SKY by Edward Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Fun to use with preschoolers and younger elementary students in storytimes and as a springboard to encouraging children to observe their environments more closely. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Another title in this author-illustrator's charming I Spy… series (I Spy on the Farm, 2013, etc.), this time featuring some easily identifiable, recognizable avians and some perhaps not so much. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BEE by Edward Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"This unnecessary, flimsy accessory diminishes the book's effectiveness. (Board book. 2-4)"
It's easier to be the hunter than the hunted in this board book that represents the food chain. Read full book review >

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I SPY ON THE FARM by Edward Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A format that engages, entertains and delights—for the third time in a row. Let's hope for more. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Gibbs brings a new guessing game (I Spy with My Little Eye, 2011; I Spy Under the Sea, 2012) to the youngest set. Read full book review >

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LITTLE ACORN GROWS UP by Edward Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Unfortunate and inappropriate. (Board book. 3-4)"
Mouse, squirrel, bird, rabbit, boar and deer all wonder what an acorn will become, and it promises to feed and shelter these animals once it is grown. Read full book review >

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EVIL SPY SCHOOL by Stuart Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"It's not a nail-biter, but it certainly is an entertaining battle between good and evil. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Super-spy-in-training Ben Ripley is headed for enemy territory. Read full book review >

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PANDA-MONIUM by Stuart Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Never slumping into the formulaic doldrums, the FunJungle series keeps on chugging. (author's note) (Mystery. 8-12)"
In this fourth roller coaster of an endangered-species mystery, Teddy is still living at the giant zoo/amusement park called FunJungle, and he's still smack dab in the epicenter of the brouhaha. Read full book review >

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SPY SCHOOL SECRET SERVICE by Stuart Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"This is espionage well worth uncovering. (Thriller. 8-12)"
Only a few months after accidently blowing up the principal's office at the CIA Academy of Espionage, 13-year-old Benjamin Ripley is back with another explosive assignment, and the stakes couldn't be any higher. Read full book review >

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SHOT IN THE DARK by Tony Gibbs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 1996

"Still, acceptable regional series opener for sailboat aficionados."
New nautical Baywatch-with-boats series arrives with a cargo of romance, offshore drug smuggling, and intricate sailing lore. Read full book review >

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SPACED OUT by Stuart Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Fans of the first book will find this a decent mystery but also a bit of a letdown; here's hoping things pick up again in the next volume. (Mystery. 9-14)"
Another mystery presents itself on Moon Base Alpha. Read full book review >