Search Results: "Jon Klassen"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DARK by Lemony Snicket
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"A lovely if uneven offering about a common childhood fear. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Are you afraid of the dark? Read full book review >

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THE NEST by Kenneth Oppel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Compelling and accessible. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Steven must fight for his own life as well as for his baby brother's when he's offered a chance to exchange human life for something better. Read full book review >

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WE FOUND A HAT by Jon Klassen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Beguiling. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rounding out what is now being called the Hat Trilogy, Klassen presents the story of two tortoises that find a hat. Read full book review >

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I WANT MY HAT BACK by Jon Klassen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Cynical on wry. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Klassen's coy effort combines spare illustration, simple, repetitive text and a "payback's a bear" plot. Read full book review >

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THIS IS NOT MY HAT by Jon Klassen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Hats off! (Picture book. 4-8)"
Klassen combines spare text and art to deliver no small measure of laughs in another darkly comic haberdashery whodunit. Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN GALLERY by Maryrose Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"Includes frequent full-page line drawings, not seen. (Melodrama. 10-12)"
The plot thickens but is still far from crystallizing in this madcap sequel to The Mysterious Howling (2010). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAX by Sara Pennypacker
Kirkus Star
by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Jon Klassen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Moving and poetic. (Animal fantasy. 9-13)"
A motherless boy is forced to abandon his domesticated fox when his father decides to join soldiers in an approaching war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Poor Sam and Dave. Lucky readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Sam and Dave dig a hole, readers get "something spectacular." Read full book review >

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TRIANGLE by Mac Barnett
by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"Children will be intrigued by the fairy-tale quality of this narrative and may enjoy debating the motivations of its peculiar characters. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The pairing of Barnett's deceptively simple, tongue-in-cheek text with Klassen's iconic splattered and stenciled watercolor and digital illustrations in earth tones makes for a unique approach to exploring shapes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EXTRA YARN by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"A quiet story of sharing with no strings attached. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl in a town of white snow and soot-blackened chimneys opens a small box and discovers a never-ending gift of colorful yarn. Read full book review >

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HOUSE HELD UP BY TREES by Ted Kooser
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"Poignant and lovely. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Poet Kooser explores the tension between the human predilection for taming nature and the triumph of the wild. Read full book review >