Search Results: "James Skofield"


BOOK REVIEW

BEAR AND BIRD by James Skofield
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"A good title to share when talking about death with children. (Picture book. 4 -7)"
Old Bear and baby Bird become close friends. Read full book review >

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DETECTIVE DINOSAUR UNDERCOVER by James Skofield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"With a pronunciation guide for those tongue-twisting dinosaur names, this accessible and super-silly romp will be a boost for those about to embark on the next level for chapter books. (Early reader. 4-7)"
Detective Dinosaur, showcased in his third entry in the I Can Read! series, is the same charming numbskull readers have come to love. Read full book review >

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SHOOTING STARS EVERYWHERE by Martina Wildner
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 14, 2006

Translated smoothly from German, Wildner presents an intimate two-and-a-half-week slice of Victor's life in Berlin, beginning on his 13th birthday, when he receives a mysterious riddle that triggers a series of dark events in his neighborhood. Read full book review >

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HOW I BECAME AN AMERICAN by Karin Gundisch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Gündisch's research and use of primary sources serves her well; the result is believable, interesting, and entertaining. (Fiction. 9-12)"
During the early days of the 20th century, Mama asks Johann to write the story of their journey from Germany to America because she wants all the children to remember everything they lived through. Read full book review >

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SOME THOUGHTS ON LOVE
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

So many people make New Year’s Resolutions to start the year, but for the second January in a row, I’ll be contemplating memories and saying good-byes.

My husband lost his father this week.

There’s a lot of emotion to visit, of course, though he suffered from memory issues and so, in many ways, his family has said their ...


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SPRINGING INTO MUST-READ CONTEMPORARY & SUSPENSE
by Bobbi Dumas

April is here, though you wouldn’t know it from my window view - snow is falling! (sigh) Thankfully it’s not sticking, and according to the forecast, it will be seventy degrees by the weekend. Mother Nature seems to be slightly confused in the Midwest this spring, and the national news can make my heart feel cold, but I’m glad we can ...


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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OLD MACDONALD HAD A FARM by James Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"'Old MacDonald' for narcoleptics. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The heavy-lidded cat with a cult following dons overalls for a trip to the farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETE THE CAT: PLAY BALL! by James Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"No home run here. (Early reader. 3-5)"
Ultracool Pete the Cat turns his attention to baseball. Read full book review >

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KNUCKLE AND POTTY DESTROY HAPPY WORLD by James Proimos
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"A knee-slapper for recent early-reader grads who like their metafiction on the droll side. (Graphic fiction. 7-9)"
Two cutesy-poo picture-book characters seek (and find) a way to toughen up their images. Read full book review >

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BABY BRAINS AND ROBOMOM by Simon James
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

As clever and funny as the first two, this super toddler's third exploit again carries the message that there's no substitute for parental TLC. Read full book review >