Search Results: "Kevin Bleyer"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 29, 2012

"Funny stuff with both a point and a perspective."
An often funny, politically provocative illumination of the Constitution, a document that all politicians and most Americans revere without really understanding its contents or origins. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS ON THE RUN by Kevin Sherry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Monster and dino lovers alike will enjoy the foolishness. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 5-9)"
Yeti Blizz and his cryptid cronies are back for more adventure. Read full book review >

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WHEN EDGAR MET CECIL by Kevin Luthardt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"This far-out lesson in making friends understands that to the new kid in school, everyone is going to seem scary and weird. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Making friends can be really hard, especially for a little robot who's the new kid in a school populated by extraterrestrials. Read full book review >

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NEIL FLAMBÉ AND THE CRUSADER'S CURSE by Kevin Sylvester
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2012

"This is a funny book, chock full of action, slapstick, puns and eccentrics. Fans of the first two will eat it up. (Mystery. 12-14)"
This mystery/adventure, third in the series, begins in Vancouver, Canada, then takes a side trip to Paris, leaving a trail of amusement and mayhem. Read full book review >

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OLD BEAR by Kevin Henkes
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Confident, harmonious and sweet. (Picture book. 2-6)"
When Old Bear sleeps, he dreams of being a cub and of the changing seasons. Read full book review >

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A GOOD DAY by Kevin Henkes
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"A glorious celebration of the simple joys of childhood. (Picture book. 2-5)"
What makes a good day good? Read full book review >

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THE GREAT RACE by Kevin O'Malley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"An updated but optional version of this ubiquitous tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A slightly fractured fable works too hard to appeal to an adult audience and leaves children in the dust. Read full book review >

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JUNONIA by Kevin Henkes
Kirkus Star
by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Very few writers have such a keen understanding of the emotional lives of children; here Henkes is at the top of his game. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Every year, Alice celebrates her birthday week in February with her parents in a cottage on the beach in Sanibel, far from her snowy Wisconsin home. Read full book review >

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SPLINTERS by Kevin Sylvester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Goal! (Picture book. 5-9)"
Hockey is Cindy Winters's love, and she's very good at it. Read full book review >

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LILLY’S BIG DAY by Kevin Henkes
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"With Lilly, it's always a big day. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lilly, Henkes's peerless princess of mouse perfection, is absolutely certain that she is a shoo-in for the role of flower girl when her beloved teacher Mr. Slinger announces his impending nuptials. Read full book review >

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SHEILA RAE’S PEPPERMINT STICK by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A winsome introduction to Henkes for younger audiences and, rarest of all, just the right amount of art for a board book. (Board book. 2-5)"
A sweet treat becomes a source of contention between two sisters in this wry tale about sibling relations and the art of sharing. Read full book review >

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WEMBERLY’S ICE-CREAM STAR by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"A sweet treat worth waiting for. (Board book. 1-3)"
Henkes (Owen's Marshmallow Chick, 2002, etc.) winningly brings another of his characters to the board-book crowd. Read full book review >