Search Results: "Leslie McGuirk"


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IF ROCKS COULD SING by Leslie McGuirk
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 24, 2011

"Begs to be pored over again and again. (Alphabet book. 3-10)"
With sharp eyes, endless patience and vivid imagination, McGuirk seeks and finds rocks in the shapes of alphabet letters and items representing those letters. Read full book review >

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LESLIE by Omar Tyree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"Implausibly melodramatic portrait of a killer whose actions evoke horror rather than sympathy."
Tyree (Just Say No!, 2001, etc.), whose grim tales of life in the 'hood usually offer moments of grace or wisdom, tells a horrifying and essentially nasty story of a woman who murders those who get in her way. Read full book review >

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TUCKER DIGS EASTER! by Leslie McGuirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Skip this for toddlers still learning about Easter activities and go with Aly Fronis and Sanja Rescek's This Little Bunny (2016) instead. (Board book. 2-4)"
Tucker the lively white terrier returns in his fourth holiday board book (Gobble, Gobble, Tucker, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

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GOBBLE, GOBBLE, TUCKER! by Leslie McGuirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A meandering tale about a special day that Tucker fans will gobble right up. (Board book. 2-4)"
This brief introduction to Thanksgiving stars a winsome white terrier named Tucker (Ho, Ho, Ho Tucker!, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MOOGEES MOVE HOUSE by Leslie McGuirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Not so much bibliotherapy for families on the move as a quick burst of verbal foolery, tailor-made for reading aloud. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A picky family goes house hunting in this brief but intensely silly outing. Read full book review >

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SNAIL BOY by Leslie McGuirk
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

Move over, Clifford. Read full book review >

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TUCKER FLIPS by Leslie McGuirk
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

A small, artless introduction to a terrier with an independent spirit. Read full book review >

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PLAN Z BY LESLIE KOVE by Betsy Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2001

"A standard tale that features a particularly irritating adolescent narrator. The Curse of Holden Caulfield strikes again."
A trip back in time to the 1970s and all, supposedly, that was groovy. Read full book review >

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THE SECRETS SHE CARRIED by Barbara Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Davis' writing is heartfelt and effective, but she adds too many superfluous characters and 'secrets' to the plot."
An old tobacco plantation buries past secrets and unearths opportunities for new beginnings in Davis' romantic generation-spanning debut. Read full book review >

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VOICES by Janice Law
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2003

"More thoughtful than its mystery trappings suggest."
Law (The Lost Diaries of Iris Weed, 2002, etc.) crafts a rather melancholy tale featuring a reporter who learns the truth about her childhood kidnapping. Read full book review >

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BOO! by Leslie Patricelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"A warm and cuddly celebration of the creepiest holiday. (Board book. 1-3)"
Patricelli's tiny tot celebrates Halloween. Read full book review >

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BIG PIGS by Leslie Helakoski
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Gleeful—and opaque. (Picture book. 3-6)"
These three little porkers behave like...well, you know, until their mama teaches them a surprising lesson. Read full book review >