Search Results: "Harry Bliss"


BOOK REVIEW

BAILEY AT THE MUSEUM by Harry Bliss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Readers who've already met the endearing Bailey will be glad to see he's back and look forward to further exploits; new acquaintances will surely search for his well-received debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In his second outing, Bailey, the totally typical early-elementary student who just happens to be a spotted dog, enjoys a field trip and finds a new friend. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA IN BLUE WITH RED HAT by Scott Menchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A good bridge to take children from comic tropes to fine art. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Using his love of art to honor his grandmother, a boy fumbles with his first plan but succeeds with his second. Read full book review >

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ANNA & SOLOMON by Elaine Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 2014

"An American story that is at once personal, timeless and universal. Lovely and uplifting. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-10)"
A young man immigrates to America at the turn of the 20th century and works and saves so his wife can join him. Read full book review >

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THE SWEETEST WITCH AROUND by Alison McGhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"The contrast between the sister's understanding and depicted reality is not enough to maintain this 32-page joke. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In the companion title to A Very Brave Witch (2006), the gutsy, green-skinned girl hopes to teach her little sister to be courageous as well. Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS PUMPKINS by Emily Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2012

"Appealing any time of the year. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Brooklyn fourth-grader Hank Wolowitz faces his worst Halloween ever when his invisible friend, Inkling, discovers that pumpkins are his favorite kind of food. Read full book review >

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DIARY OF A FLY by Doreen Cronin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

Worm and Spider have had their say, now it's time for Fly to take center stage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A VERY BRAVE WITCH by Alison McGhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"This gently humorous story is teamed with appealing, warm, yet appropriately spooky watercolors that depict the very brave witch on what is, naturally, her favorite holiday. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Witches really do exist, and they live in haunted houses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNTDOWN TO KINDERGARTEN by Alison McGhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Her narrative is set in standard type, but the wittiest of comments appear in balloons tying up the laughter. (Picture book. 3-7)"
McGhee debuts for children with a very funny story about a girl who tries desperately to cope with not knowing how to tie her shoes. Read full book review >

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MRS. WATSON WANTS YOUR TEETH by Alison McGhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Bliss's artwork gives the story additional buzz, like a shot of espresso, in both the immediate interpretation and in a brilliant company of sly marginalia, hitting toothy notes that sit comfortably between Charles Schulz and Charles Addams. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A second-grader puts the willies into a first-day first-grader in this very fun mock thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON’T FORGET TO COME BACK! by Robie H. Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"An amusing, sophisticated look at an age-old concern, reflecting the emotions of separation anxiety through the eyes of a verbal, assertive child. (Picture book. 3-7)"
It's a night out at the opera for Mommy and Daddy while their demanding, somewhat overly imaginative preschooler is apprehensive about staying home with babysitter, Sarah. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INVISIBLE INKLING by Emily Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2011

"Anyone who who has ever had an imaginary friend will appreciate sassy Inkling (who's invisible—not imaginary). (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Nine-year-old Hank Wolowitz fears the prospect of fourth grade at New York's PS 166 without friends—his best friend Alexander just moved away (against his will). Read full book review >