Search Results: "Liz Garton Scanlon"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT GOOD SUMMER by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Equal parts peculiar and poignant, Ivy's story will have readers giggling as they root for her to find everything she's looking for. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When her beloved mama goes missing, idea girl Ivy Green springs into action. Read full book review >

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IN THE CANYON by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Nature lovers of all ages will welcome the easy accessibility of this Grand Canyon tribute. (Picture book. 3-10)"
The Grand Canyon? That nearly 2 billion-year-old, 277-mile-long, and 1-mile-deep "crevice" in northern Arizona? Never heard of it? Read full book review >

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NOODLE AND LOU by Liz Garton Scanlon
ANIMALS
Released: March 8, 2011

"Chirpy, instructive and fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Odd couples abound in children's stories, but somehow the notion of a chirpy blue jay being friends with a (succulent, pink, wiggly) worm may be a hard one to, um, get off the ground. Read full book review >

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ALL THE WORLD by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"At once a lullaby and an invigorating love song to nature, families and interconnectedness. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In flowing rhyme, Scanlon zooms outwards from smallness to bigness: "Rock, stone, pebble, sand / Body, shoulder, arm, hand / A moat to dig, / a shell to keep / All the world is wide and deep." Read full book review >

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THE GOOD-PIE PARTY by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A must for every child who has to move away and for teachers and parents who want to help children through these times. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Posy Peyton does not want to move away from her secret clubhouse, her books, her bird feeder or her friends. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER WAY TO CLIMB A TREE by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Engaging for climbers and dreamers alike. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young tree lover finds a way to climb into the leafy branches even when she is sick and confined indoors. Read full book review >

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BOB, NOT BOB! by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"For a book that really comes down to a sick kid yelping for his mother, his nose so clogged it needs dynamite to clear, the story has a lot of adorable acreage. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When you're sick and stuffy, some letters—like T's and L's and M's—disappear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THINK BIG by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"Short and peppy enough for plenty of encores—until it's time to go make art. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bouncy, early-childhood answer to Glee shows a racially diverse classroom of kids eagerly preparing for a multifaceted art performance. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BUNNY! by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Happy birthday to a splendid book for new birthday boys and girls. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Scanlon delivers a sweet, rhyming text to tell the story of a little bunny's birthday in Graegin's debut picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

In bubbly verse and playful imagery reminiscent of Mary Ann Hoberman's classic A House Is a House For Me (1978), Scanlon expands the idea of a "pocket" to include bowls, balloons, and bathtubs, hats, horseshoes, homes, and more: "A phone is a pocket / for a ring, / a bell is a pocket / for a ding. / A pocket for a duckling is a shell, / and a pocket for a farmer is a dell— / hi ho." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTTER GOES TO SCHOOL by Sam Garton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"What adventure will Otter have next? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Otter is back, and she knows some "people who aren't as clever as they could be," so it's off to school. Read full book review >