Search Results: "Kevin Cornell"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CHICKEN SQUAD by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Most of the more challenging words are repeated many times as the chickens recount the story for each other and Tail, making this a great first chapter book. (Comic mystery. 6-9)"
In this delightful spinoff of the J.J. Tully series, this time the chickens are in charge—sort of. Read full book review >

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LULU'S MYSTERIOUS MISSION by Judith Viorst
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Great fun for Lulu fans old and new. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Another wild adventure featuring the exasperating and inexplicably lovable Lulu (Lulu and the Brontosaurus, 2010; Lulu Walks the Dogs, 2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CASE OF THE WEIRD BLUE CHICKEN by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"New readers have a terrific new series to laugh over. (Mystery. 6-9)"
Chickens Dirt, Sugar, Poppy and Sweetie are back! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHARK KISS, OCTOPUS HUG by Lynn Rowe Reed
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"Pity poor Charlie when he has to buy eight wedding rings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two sea creatures who do not really leap to mind as cuddly-wuddlies are starved for a little smooch and a little squeeze from the denizens of the beach. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GO TO SLEEP, MONSTER! by Kevin Cornell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"A lovely, humorous exploration of all the things that keep us up at night. (Picture book. 4-8)"
George can't seem to go to sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TERRIBLE TWO by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Fluffy, fast, fun reading for fans of Clueless McGee and the Wimpy Kid. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Miles used to live near the sea. Miles had friends. Miles was his school's greatest prankster...how will he survive a move to Yawnee Valley? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TROUBLE WITH CHICKENS by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Fast and funny. (Comic mystery. 8-11)"
Popular farmyard chronicler Cronin (Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, illustrated by Betsy Lewin, 2000, etc.) makes the jump to middle-grade fiction in this faux-hard-boiled mystery featuring talking animals. Read full book review >

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MUSTACHE! by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"The king can't beat them, so he joins them, clueless until the end, and kids will giggle all the way. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Barnett delivers a sweet slap to vanity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNT THE MONKEYS by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"More fun than a barrel of…well, you know. (Picture book. 3-6)"
How does one count the monkeys if there are no monkeys left to count? A philosophical question of the ages (and storytime). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LEGEND OF DIAMOND LIL by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Here's hoping J.J. and company find more to puzzle over pronto. (Comic mystery. 8-11)"
Fans of Cronin's first J.J. Tully mystery, The Trouble with Chickens (2011), will welcome the return of retired search-and-rescue dog J.J. Tully, mother hen Moosh and her four chicks in this follow-up adventure. Read full book review >

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THE TERRIBLE TWO GET WORSE by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"This revenger's comedy, dotted with references to classic plays and philosophical concepts, will be a joy for pranksters and seekers of a good-hearted laugh. (Fiction. 8-11)"
When pranking perfection meets the seemingly unprankable foe, who gets the last laugh? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A Life Shared by Margaret Cornell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2013

"Well-written memoir covering the founding of an unconventional church that might not appeal to the majority of Christian readers."
Cornell's debut memoir recalls her and her husband opening their home while finding their own ways to worship and spread the Gospel. Read full book review >