Search Results: "John Hunter"


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WORLD PEACE AND OTHER 4TH-GRADE ACHIEVEMENTS by John Hunter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 2013

"Inspired, breath-of-fresh-air reading, especially for those who have ever questioned what the public school system can do for American children."
A veteran educator's uplifting account of how he introduced schoolchildren to global problems through a visionary game that charged them with saving the world. Read full book review >

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HUMPHREY’S CHRISTMAS by Sally Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The basic plot and short length make this a good choice for toddlers who need a short, calming bedtime story on Christmas Eve—just like Humphrey and Lottie. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Humphrey and his older sister Lottie are young elephant siblings in this third offering in a series for preschoolers by Hunter (Humphrey's Bedtime, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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HUMPHREY’S BEDTIME by Sally Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Funny and sentimental: a cozy tale to share with newly autonomous preschoolers and their younger siblings. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A trio of young elephants settles down to sleep in this sweetly illustrated bedtime story. Read full book review >

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POSSUM AND THE PEEPER by Anne Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"Alternating between close-ups and sun-filled landscapes, the scenes capture the essence of spring and complement the well-paced, gently humorous text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Possum (Possum's Harvest Moon, 1996), curled in his warm winter nest, reluctantly opens one small eye to the "Peep! Read full book review >

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WHAT’S IN A TIDE POOL? by Anne Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The modest price makes this title appealing for home purchase, but the small size and lack of references make it less useful for school and public libraries. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
What's in a tide pool? Read full book review >

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CRICKET SONG by Anne Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Sensitive bedtime winner guaranteed to enchant drowsy kids. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sleeping children on different sides of the ocean are linked by nature's sounds. Read full book review >

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POSSUM'S HARVEST MOON by Anne Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"The animals sit inside the page borders like toys inside a box; these diorama-like nighttime scenes, with a huge harvest moon hovering above the horizon, have a hushed mystery that enhances the charms of the text. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Possum wakes up one autumn evening and sees the biggest moon ever—a moon that calls for a pre-hibernation celebration. Read full book review >

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INTO THE WILD by Erin Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Teen readers will readily identify with Firepaw's strenuous efforts to fit into the group, applaud his courage to follow his own convictions, cheer his eventual recognition by ThunderClan, and rejoice at the promised sequel. (Fantasy. 11+)"
Hunter debuts with a suspenseful animal adventure that will leave readers eyeing Puss a bit nervously. Read full book review >

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WARRIORS by Erin Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"However, a current of warmth runs underneath the distractingly precious prose, making the cats easy to care about. (name chart, maps) (Fantasy. 8-11)"
The plight of the four cat Clans becomes desperate in this third installment of a series with good plotting but cloying diction. Read full book review >

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TWO THE HARD WAY by Travis Hunter
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"The didactism that is an element of this genre is here handled with a deft touch and never gets in the way of the storytelling. (Fiction. YA)"
High-school football star Romeo Braxton has more than the game on his mind. Read full book review >