Search Results: "Jon Berkeley"


BOOK REVIEW

CHOPSTICKS by Jon Berkeley
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2005

"Still, a dragon's a dragon, and wee dragon aficionados probably can't get enough. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Berkeley offers a mildly entertaining story of the friendship between a mouse and his dragon. Read full book review >

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BELL HOOT FABLES by Jon Berkeley
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Good fantastical fare. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In this inaugural adventure in the Bell Hoot Fables series, Bea Flint and her family win a "Blue Moon Once-in-a-Lifetime Adventure Holiday" with no return trip. Read full book review >

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UH-OH, CLEO by Jessica Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"A sure hit. (Fiction. 5-8)"
If you want to get an eight-year-old to tell a story, ask him if he has ever been to the emergency room or had an accident. Read full book review >

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TOOTH FAIRY’S FIRST NIGHT by Anne Bowen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Tooth Fairy (2000). (Picture book. 6-8)"
A resourceful young tooth fairy on her first mission encounters unexpected difficulties in this charmer. Read full book review >

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UH-OH, CLEO by Jessica Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"At the end, Cleo decides to turn this episode into fodder for in-class writing, and young writers will want to mine their family memories for stories of their own. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Cleo Small tells the hilarious story (based on the author's real life) of her five siblings, two parents and a mountain hike on Mount Baldy. Read full book review >

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I BARFED ON MRS. KENLY by Jessica Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"New readers and fans of Judy Moody and Ramona Quimby will find a new heroine to appreciate in the irrepressible Cleo. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Likable Cleo has gotten herself into another fix, and this time she's the victim of her own unpredictable stomach. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WISH FOR WINGS THAT WORK by Berkeley Breathed
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

The creator of the popular Bloom County comic strip takes up the well-worn theme of an animal who helps Santa. Read full book review >

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MARS NEEDS MOMS! by Berkeley Breathed
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

In a typically frenetic outing, the creator of the "Bloom County" and "Outland" comic strips pays tribute to motherhood. Read full book review >

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RED RANGER CAME CALLING by Berkeley Breathed
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"If the final plot twist hinges on a bad pun, all is forgiven after the last surprise picture. (Picture book. All ages)"
Breathed, creator of the popular ``Bloom County'' comic strip, writes of the transformation of a sour-faced little boy (Breathed's father) during the Depression. Read full book review >

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THE BILL THE CAT STORY by Berkeley Breathed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"As Bill the Cat would say, 'Ack.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
An all-new Bill the Cat origin story helps relaunch Bloom County. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 25, 2004

"Berkeley's weakness for double-twist endings often makes his stories too clever by half, but this compendium adds at least one minor classic—'Unsound Mind,' exposing a brilliantly faked suicide—to 'The Avenging Chance,' Berkeley's imperishable contribution to the detective short story."
Eight blasts from the past of mystery's Golden Age. Read full book review >

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THE SEEDS OF PEACE by Laura Berkeley
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Admirable batik-like illustrations glitter with all the colors of the rainbow, but without a strong story, they create more pattern and decorative mosaic than character and emotion. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Less is more becomes the central theme of this preachy parable with biblical overtones from Berkeley, kaleidoscopically illustrated by Dexter (Caitl°n Matthews's The Blessing Seed, 1998). Read full book review >