Search Results: "Heath McKenzie"


BOOK REVIEW

I WANNA BE A GREAT BIG DINOSAUR by Heath McKenzie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"Something like a gender-switched companion to the author's My Rules for Being a Pretty Princess (2015), but with more give and take between the roles. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A little boy finds out what dinosaurs do…and vice versa. Read full book review >

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MY RULES FOR BEING A PRETTY PRINCESS by Heath McKenzie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Funny and pointed; a fast, enjoyable read for both the youngest, would-be princesses and their male counterparts. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl learns from a "real" pretty princess about rigid, downright icky, expectations for those who would be pretty princesses. Read full book review >

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A NEW FRIEND FOR MARMALADE by Alison Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"This will resonate with parents who are in denial about their progeny's consistently disruptive behavior. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little boy who disrupts the play of two girls and their pet cat finds redemption but no real consequences. Read full book review >

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A YEAR WITH MARMALADE by Alison Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2013

"Expressive Marmalade with his large green eyes will definitely charm cat lovers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In Maddy's absence, will Marmalade and Ella become friends? Read full book review >

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REBEL MCKENZIE by Candice Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2012

"Spunky and sassy, Rebel redefines beauty pageants in this rollicking tale. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Twelve-year-old Rebel McKenzie is aptly named. Read full book review >

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GOOD NIGHT, TRUCK by Sally Odgers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"It's certainly cheery, but it may be lost on the already overflowing vehicle bedtime shelf. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Personified vehicles merrily perform their daily functions in this rhyming bedtime tale. Read full book review >

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THE EMU THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGG by Yvonne Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"A riotous romp, with appealingly quirky creatures. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When some Down Under desperadoes birdnap a voracious emu, they get more than they bargained for. Read full book review >

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THE BUNDLE AT BLACKTHORPE HEATH by Mark Copeland
ANIMALS
Released: June 26, 2006

"A good prospect for hottest ticket of the season. (website) (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Why bother with flea circuses when elephant-sized trained snails and stag beetles are eager to perform under the big top to rhythms beaten out by honeybee drummers, while clowns with frisky pill-bug companions provoke shouts of laughter from the crowds? Read full book review >

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THE FOUR SEASONS OF LUCY MCKENZIE by Kirsty Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"A powerful story of life's continuity; magical realism at its best. (Magical realism. 10-14) "
An evocative story of family ties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DECISIVE by Chip Heath
NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2013

"Readers approaching this book because they have a pressing decision may be annoyed by the Heaths' lumbering pace, but for those who want to improve decision-making overall, the workshop style of the narrative should prove helpful."
A manual on how to become more rational when facing difficult decisions at work and in your personal life. Read full book review >

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SMOKE by Catherine McKenzie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A solid if uninspired drama with a bit of criminal intrigue thrown in."
As a wildfire threatens a Colorado town, two old friends confront their own dangerous home fires—one is on the brink of divorce, the other suspects her teenage son of arson. Read full book review >