Search Results: "Jonathan Bean"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Raise the roof for this picture book. It's something special. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Bean sets aside the urban setting of his Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner, At Night (2007), in this homage to his back-to-the-land parents, who built his childhood home in the 1970s. Read full book review >

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THIS IS MY HOME, THIS IS MY SCHOOL by Jonathan Bean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Home sweet school. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The family from BuildingOurHouse (2013) returns, but this time their son tells readers all about life as a home-schooled kid.Read full book review >

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WHAT THE MOON SAID by Gayle Rosengren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"Sensitive and tender. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A coming-of-age tale gets to the heart of family dynamics in the face of drastic life changes in the earliest days of the Depression. Read full book review >

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BAD BYE, GOOD BYE by Deborah Underwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"This is a useful depiction of a family's physical move, but the strength is in the emotional journey that's expressed with a raw honesty. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Underwood explores the range of emotions a child moving to a new place may feel with a spare, rhyming text that creates a framework for Bean's evocative illustrations. Read full book review >

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EMMY AND THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING RAT by Lynne Jonell
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Fun and funny, this fast-paced page turner appropriately begins and ends with the unforgettable Rat in an acrobatic flip-book feature. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Ten-year-old Emmy lived happily with her parents in an apartment above their bookstore until an unexpected inheritance changed their lives. Read full book review >

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MOKIE & BIK GO TO SEA by Wendy Orr
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

The high-energy twins introduced in Mokie & Bik (2007) enjoy more misadventures as they continue "monkeying up ladders and down ropes" and "soggy sock skat[ing] down the slippery wet deck" of their floating home, the Bullfrog. Read full book review >

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THE APPLE PIE THAT PAPA BAKED by Lauren Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"Thompson again proves herself a master of mixing up a treat—warm, sweet and satisfying; Bean, who explains his multi-step creative process in a note, is someone to watch. (Picture book. 5-8)"
You can always tell when the cooks have added a special touch of TLC to a recipe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REAL COWBOYS by Kate Hoefler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A positively inspirational unpacking of a traditional role model, hobbled but not entirely unhorsed by its illustrations. (Picture book. 6-9)"
An eloquent response to anyone with a simplistic picture of the cowboy as a rough, tough working man and nothing else. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AT NIGHT by Jonathan Bean
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Quietly lovely. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Small in both size and concept, this sweet, gentle story is perfectly constructed and balanced. Read full book review >

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BIG SNOW by Jonathan Bean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Winter's chills, rituals and resulting familial closeness, rendered in simple, surprisingly poignant drawings, make this a perennial read at first frost. (Picture book. 2-6)"
David tries to help his mother with Christmas housecleaning, but his mind swirls with thoughts of the big snow predicted to fall that afternoon. Read full book review >