Search Results: "John S. Hutton"


BOOK REVIEW

BOOK by John S. Hutton
by John S. Hutton, illustrated by Andrea Kang
Released: June 18, 2012

"Gentle, joyful encouragement for young readers and pre-readers to discover the rewards of a good book."
Hutton's charming little board book, the newest in a series, encourages young children to explore the pleasures of real books with real pages. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 5, 2011

"Successfully mixes heavy-handed lessons on consumer awareness with tween-approved toilet jokes and just a smidge of romance."
In this middle-grade fantasy novel, an 11-year-old boy descends into a consumerist hell to save his parents, himself and the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOGS! by John S. Hutton
by John S. Hutton, illustrated by Doug Cenko
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"While it's a playful and useful offering, readers will wish it were a bit bigger and higher contrast. (Board book. 2-4)"
A pack of playful dogs cavorts through the pages as little ones and their grown-ups are encouraged to engage through gentle prompts. Read full book review >

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ADH-ME! by John S. Hutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A potentially useful if undistinguished book about managing ADHD. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pediatrician-penned story from the perspective of a child with ADHD. Read full book review >

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BALL by John Hutton
by John Hutton, illustrated by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A sweet but not essential book. (Board book. 2-3)"
A whole host of children presents a whole host of balls in this new installment in the Baby Unplugged series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAY by John Hutton
by John Hutton, illustrated by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Parents seeking to unplug their children from electronic devices should seek out more interactive board books, such as those by Lorena Siminovich, Brian Biggs and Hervé Tullet. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
The 10th in the Baby Unplugged series, an earnest exhortation to play. Read full book review >

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WATER by John Hutton
by John Hutton, illustrated by Andrea Kang
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A sweet encouragement to play. (Board book. 1-3)"
The newest title in the Baby Unplugged series by pediatrician Hutton (Book, 2012, etc.) takes a toddler-friendly approach to its examination of the properties and virtues of water. Read full book review >

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CALM BABY, GENTLY by John Hutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Good for stressed adults but not so much for the little one. (Board book. 0-6 mos.)"
A tiny baby aims to ease her parents' frustration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Rafe Rebellius and the Clash of the Genres by Joseph Lowery

"A well-written and entertaining fantasy tale about a heroic bookworm."
In this debut novel, a boy moves with his family from Chicago to the quaint little town of Greenfort, where he begins a journey into a larger and stranger world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 11, 2009

"A wonderful, honest compilation of personal experiences for those who may need companionship during their fight with addiction."
The author presents a frank collection of daily readings to serve as a companion guide to 12-step recovery programs. Read full book review >

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GREAT DAYS OF A COUNTRY HOUSE by John S. Goodall
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 31, 1992

"For imaginative readers, Anglophiles, and travelers. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5+)"
The popular illustrator of The Story of an English Village (1979), etc., expands into larger format, without his signature half pages but large enough to accommodate explanatory captions. Read full book review >

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SOLDIER BOY by Keely Hutton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"Unapologetically searing and catastrophically truthful, a reminder to readers that it demands much to meet harsh realities with impossible courage. (afterword) (Historical fiction. 13-18)"
Spanning the conflict-laden years of Uganda's recent history, this debut novel-meets-biography is based on the true story of a former enslaved child soldier who escaped and found his own salvation in providing sanctuary for children who suffered a similar fate. Read full book review >