Search Results: "Jonathan Mary-Todd"


BOOK REVIEW

SHOT DOWN by Jonathan Mary-Todd
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Ideal for readers looking for maximum bang for the buck and no wasted words in their reading experience. (Adventure. 12-18)"
A highly efficient post-disaster adventure story, one of three that introduce a new series. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"A humorous, lively and humane memoir."
A stand-up comedian's upfront account of the personal struggles with homosexuality that underlay his successful career as an entertainer. Read full book review >

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OLD SALT, YOUNG SALT by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"691, etc.) have both shone elsewhere, but this may be the collaboration that got away. (Picture book. 6-9)"
When the men at the shore refuse him the chance to help drag the boat to the water, Aaron recognizes how much he longs to be treated as an adult. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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CABINS IN THE WOODS
by Leila Roy

There were twenty-five letters in all. They went to girls who lived in apartment buildings in cities and farmhouses in the country and condos in the suburbs. Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week at Camp So-and-So, a lakeside retreat for girls nestled high in the Starveling Mountains, on a merit scholarship. Each letter came with a registration ...
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MODERN MYTHOLOGY WITH JOE TODD-STANTON
by Julie Danielson

Debut author-illustrator Joe Todd-Stanton, who lives in the UK, brings readers the first in a new series called Brownstone’s Mythical Collection. Arthur and the Golden Rope—complete with a daring young protagonist; a monstrous, hand-chomping wolf; and “artefacts of great power and rarity”—is based on Norse mythology. This first volume of the series opens with a Professor Brownstone, welcoming readers ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE GOODBYE BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An excellent guide to grief for a multitude of situations. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Bestselling author Parr turns his trademark combination of boldly colored, simple illustrations and matter-of-fact, streamlined text to the topic of loss. Read full book review >

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IT'S OKAY TO MAKE MISTAKES by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2014

"This picture book is A-OK. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Parr encourages readers to see mistakes as opportunities with characteristic élan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GRANDPA BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Published simultaneously with The Grandma Book (ISBN: 0-316-05802-5), which shares the same message as well as some of the same text and images. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Working his way through the family one member at a time, Parr gives pre-readers a positive spin on the role of Grandpas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT WILL YOU BE FOR HALLOWEEN? by Mark Todd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"This jumbled drawing makes for a frustrating ending to an uninspired look at a holiday that deserves better. (Picture book. 3-7)"
From vampires to robots, this purports to be a guide to all the things that a child could be for Halloween. Read full book review >

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MORNING DANCE by Todd Hannert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"He is utterly engaging even if, and perhaps because, he is a bit of a mystery. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hannert's picture-book debut is an odd, though ultimately successful, combination of story and idiosyncratic artwork. Read full book review >

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IT’S OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The theme encourages acceptance of oneself and others, and boosts self-esteem. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Parr (Big and Little, not reviewed, etc.) teaches an important social lesson that all children need early in their development. Read full book review >