Search Results: "James Scanlon"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MOUSE WHO LIVED ON THE MOON by James Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"These and other curds considered, it's still a worthwhile trip. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
All the green-cheese riches of the moon are not enough when compared to the value of a friend. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2009

"An informed reassessment of Brown's public life, more satisfying as a cultural study than as a biography."
Scanlon (Gender and Women's Studies/Bowdoin Coll.; Inarticulate Longings: The Ladies' Home Journal, Gender, and the Promises of Consumer Culture, 1995, etc.) examines the significance of second-wave feminist Helen Gurley Brown, longtime editor of Cosmopolitan magazine and author of the classic Sex and the Single Girl (1962). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEARNING TO READ IS A BALL by Kimberly Scanlon
written and illustrated by Kimberly Scanlon
Released: April 15, 2015

"An amusing, educational book for kids and a helpful resource for parents."
This illustrated, rhyming book for beginning readers helps preschoolers develop language skills. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GUILD OF SAINT COOPER by Shya Scanlon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"An inventive but baffling literary experiment that makes just as much sense as the end of Twin Peaks."
In a near-future Seattle undergoing a slow apocalypse, a writer is convinced to undertake a heroic mission to save the city by rewriting its history. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT GOOD SUMMER by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Equal parts peculiar and poignant, Ivy's story will have readers giggling as they root for her to find everything she's looking for. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When her beloved mama goes missing, idea girl Ivy Green springs into action. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2012

"A bit narrow, but worth the read if the topic appeals."
The story of a town in northeast British Columbia that came together to rescue two horses trapped on a mountain's snowy summit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE CANYON by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Nature lovers of all ages will welcome the easy accessibility of this Grand Canyon tribute. (Picture book. 3-10)"
The Grand Canyon? That nearly 2 billion-year-old, 277-mile-long, and 1-mile-deep "crevice" in northern Arizona? Never heard of it? Read full book review >

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NOODLE AND LOU by Liz Garton Scanlon
ANIMALS
Released: March 8, 2011

"Chirpy, instructive and fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Odd couples abound in children's stories, but somehow the notion of a chirpy blue jay being friends with a (succulent, pink, wiggly) worm may be a hard one to, um, get off the ground. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL THE WORLD by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"At once a lullaby and an invigorating love song to nature, families and interconnectedness. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In flowing rhyme, Scanlon zooms outwards from smallness to bigness: "Rock, stone, pebble, sand / Body, shoulder, arm, hand / A moat to dig, / a shell to keep / All the world is wide and deep." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD-PIE PARTY by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A must for every child who has to move away and for teachers and parents who want to help children through these times. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Posy Peyton does not want to move away from her secret clubhouse, her books, her bird feeder or her friends. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BUNNY! by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Happy birthday to a splendid book for new birthday boys and girls. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Scanlon delivers a sweet, rhyming text to tell the story of a little bunny's birthday in Graegin's debut picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THINK BIG by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"Short and peppy enough for plenty of encores—until it's time to go make art. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bouncy, early-childhood answer to Glee shows a racially diverse classroom of kids eagerly preparing for a multifaceted art performance. Read full book review >