Search Results: "Jill Newton"


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GORDON IN CHARGE by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Special less for the themes of bullying and posturing than for the super-expressive, always-in-motion illustrations. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Newton illustrates her two Gordons, goat and goose, with passionate feeling and motion as they vie for authority over the barnyard. Read full book review >

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CRASH BANG DONKEY! by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Newton captures the boisterous fun without tipping over the edge into wildness—just right for a young audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This book, told with a sure storyteller's voice, will be a crowd pleaser. Read full book review >

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BORED! BORED! BORED! by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"Newton's dry humor will appeal to parents and teachers eager to teach a lesson and squelch a familiar lament; young readers will soak it up like a sponge. (Picture book. 2-6)"
British author/illustrator Newton (Where Are My Chicks, 2002, etc.) makes a splash in this tale about fitting in without fitting the mold. Read full book review >

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WHERE ARE MY CHICKS? by Sally Grindley
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The double-paged, full-bleed spreads are so vibrantly colored that they could be seen from across a room, making this a great group read-aloud. (Picture book. 1-3)"
A case of missing chicks turns into an exuberant romp for young readers as barnyard animals help a mom find her wayward offspring. Read full book review >

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OLD MACDONALD HAD AN ARK by Sally Lloyd-Jones
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Sharp-eyed children will notice the absence of Mrs. MacNoah and the female counterpart for MacNoah's canine companion. (Nonfiction/picture book. 2-6)"
The traditional song is combined with the familiar biblical tale to create a sing-along story that will have the Sunday school kids rolling on the floor with laughter. Read full book review >

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IT’S TIME! by Kathleen W. Deady
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"Still, the structure will engage the youngest audience and 'Tips for reading and sharing' suggest interactive teaching strategies for parents. (Picture book. 3-6)"
" ‘It's time!' said the dog / on the old barn floor. / ‘Good news!' said the cat, / and she ran out the door." Read full book review >

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DAY & NIGHT by Teddy  Newton
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Bland, studiously inoffensive and robbed of most of its filmic progenitor's artistry and humor. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The writer and director of the wonderful Pixar animated short attached to Toy Story 3 shows here why he should stick to films. Read full book review >

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LET FREEDOM SING by Vanessa Newton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A too-intentionally inspirational muddle. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This volume takes the song "This Little Light of Mine" and makes it an extended celebration of the heroes of the Civil Right Movement, from Rosa Parks to Barack Obama, who "let their lights shine." Read full book review >

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THE STONECUTTER by Pam Newton
Released: Oct. 16, 1990

Like Grimm's fisherman's wife, when the stonecutter is miraculously transformed he yearns for more and more elevated positions; unlike her, his wishes take him full circle so that he ends as he began, but now content. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Devotees of the First Amendment will be amply gratified by browsing through this volume of memorable news men and women."
The Freedom Forum's Newseum is the nation's only museum devoted to the history of journalism. Read full book review >

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CALUMET CITY by Charlie Newton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2008

"A galloping ride from first page to last."
A female Chicago police officer confronts her complex past in Newton's absorbing debut novel. Read full book review >