Search Results: "Jed Henry"


BOOK REVIEW

CHEER UP, MOUSE! by Jed Henry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Simple and satisfying. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Who doesn't love a parade? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I SPEAK DINOSAUR by Jed Henry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Straight didacticism, uninspired by its obvious influences and too thin to provide more than a pretense of concealment for its agenda. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Will loud roars, acting out and snatching toys away from younger sibs lead to friendly playtimes and happy parents, or being ejected from the house and shunned by the neighborhood? Take a wild guess. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS OF A FEATHER by Lauren Myracle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Humor and humility mark Ty's arc in his third outing. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Now that his best friend, Joseph, is out of the hospital and returning to school, second-grader Ty hopes things will be just as they used to be, but he finds that change is a normal part of life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST SAY BOO! by Susan Hood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"This wholesome, well-intentioned effort may result in an enthusiastic response even if the plot is a bit thin and the pictures fail to truly inspire. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Rhyming call-and-response text propels this light trick-or-treating adventure to its pleasant end, where even the youngest child learns how to say "boo!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIME FOR CRANBERRIES by Lisl H. Detlefsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The author, who lives on a marsh, calls this a love letter to the cranberry-growing community, but it is also an enlightening, joyful celebration of a little-explored agricultural endeavor. (author's note, glossary) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Sam shares the autumn activities on his family's farm—harvest time on a cranberry bog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE YOU NEAR AND FAR by Marjorie Blain Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Well-intentioned but confusing at best and actively hurtful at worst. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The rhyming story of a little cat who misses his grandmother and father, who both live far away. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TYRANNOSAURUS REX VS. EDNA THE VERY FIRST CHICKEN by Douglas Rees
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Readers will join the chorus of grateful herbivores in proclaiming that Edna is 'awesome.' (Picture book. 6-8)"
T. rex meets his match. Actually, he never has a chance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIFE OF TY by Lauren Myracle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2014

"A so-so read for the second-grade set. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Ty is back, and he's a little nervous about his latest class project: to practice random acts of kindness and then recite them to the class at the end of the week. After all, how can you "do random acts of kindness on purpose?" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIFE OF TY by Lauren Myracle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2013

"Still, Ty might hit the spot for certain kids in that liminal stage. (Fiction. 6-8)"
The spinoff from the popular The Winnie Years series will offer a new, younger generation of Myracle fans the chance to enjoy the ups and downs of the Perry family. Read full book review >

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LOVE YOU MORE THAN ANYTHING by Anna Harber Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A bit bland, but it conveys the two-way message without turning syrupy. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Chipmunk parents and children display mutual attachment in this uncomplicated new entry in the teeming "I Love You More/So Much/This Much/Forever" genre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DREAM PLAYGROUND by Kate M. Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"This book may inspire more than dreams. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An unnamed young girl tells readers how the empty lot down the street from her urban apartment became her dream playground—and the part she played in its unfolding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PICK A PUP by Marsha Wilson Chall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"Terrific for sharing, with bouncing and memorable phrasing and appealing, energetic illustrations, this sweet and satisfying tale showcases the charm and special qualities of dogs as well as the tenderness of a grandparent-grandchild relationship. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sam is a thoughtful, dark-haired boy who is ready to adopt a dog. Read full book review >