Search Results: "Lynn Plourde"


BOOK REVIEW

WILD CHILD by Lynn Plourde
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Couch's absorbing illustrations match the allegorical aspect of the poetic text, and both transport readers with images of unusual clarity and depth. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The change of seasons from fall to winter makes a captivating bedtime story as Mother Nature tries to tuck in her wild child, Autumn. Read full book review >

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LYNN VISIBLE by Julia DeVillers
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"Lynn's kooky optimism and enthusiasm for her work give this book a funny, inspiring vibe that young fashion enthusiasts should enjoy. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Lynn's unique personal style makes her stand out in all the wrong ways at her small-town high school. Read full book review >

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MAXI'S SECRETS by Lynn Plourde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Though purposive, this earnest boy-and-his-dog tale makes a strong case for Secret No. 11: 'There's nothing so bad in the world that dog kisses won't make it better.' (Fiction. 9-12)"
"My dog, Maxi, dies," warns Timminy at the start of this friendship tale set in small-town Maine. Read full book review >

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YOU'RE DOING THAT IN THE TALENT SHOW?! by Lynn Plourde
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Best friends don't have to do everything together, but they are there for one another, and Tiny and Penelope exemplify that. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Exuberant Penelope and shy and retiring Tiny, the most oddball of friends, are back, this time trying to decide what they can do together in the school talent show.Read full book review >

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PAJAMA DAY by Lynn Plourde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

Isn't there one in every class? Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FAIR DAY by Lynn Plourde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Wickstrom's cartoon-like illustrations set the tone for the silliness, and the subject of the book is sure to be a winner with teachers and children alike. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The latest in the series of picture books occurring in Mrs. Shepherd's class focuses on the ubiquitous science fair. Read full book review >

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SCHOOL PICTURE DAY by Lynn Plourde
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

"Young readers, with or without a mechanical vocation, will laugh at Josephina Caroleena Wattasheena the First's compulsive 'fidgeting, fiddling, fuddling, and foodling,' as well as the decidedly unusual class portrait that ultimately results. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A child's urge to tinker brings her entire class to the brink of disaster—and, happily, back. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINTER WAITS by Lynn Plourde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Teachers of older children will also use this oversized picture book as an introduction to mythical characters or allegory or as a springboard to creative-writing assignments. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Plourde and Couch continue their seasonally themed picture-book partnership, which began with Wild Child (1999), a well-received story of young Autumn and Mother Nature. Read full book review >

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YOU'RE WEARING THAT TO SCHOOL? by Lynn Plourde
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Penelope joins the ranks of some other popular nonconformists, including Ian Falconer's Olivia, David Shannon's Camilla Cream and Victoria Jamieson's Bea. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A hippo with her own sense of style shows her 1-year-older, uptight, mouse best friend that it's important to be true to yourself. Read full book review >

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DINO PETS GO TO SCHOOL by Lynn Plourde
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Readers will delight in this latest dino pets installment and wonder where the dinosaurs might go for their next calamitous adventure. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The little boy from Dino Pets (2007) finally gets to show his menagerie off to his class, but will school ever be the same again? Read full book review >

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A MOUNTAIN OF MITTENS by Lynn Plourde
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"A happy and sublimely silly tale—but why is a book about mittens publishing in the summer? (Picture book. 4-7)"
Where do all those lost mittens go? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THANK YOU, GRANDPA by Lynn Plourde
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Though rather sweet, this will provide comfort in times of loss with its reassurance that death is part of the natural cycle of life. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Soft-focus illustrations in greens and blues, warmed by touches of orange and gold, and set off by warm orange end-papers set the mood for the brief text that tells the story of a young girl and her beloved grandfather. Read full book review >