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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BELLA'S FALL COAT by Lynn Plourde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Adults may feel nostalgia over seasons past—and young readers will be introduced to the enticing lure of autumn and the joys of sharing it with someone they love. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An exuberant girl leaps into the joys of seasonal change with her loving grandmother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOOK FAIR DAY by Lynn Plourde
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"Wickstrom's smiling, spindly-legged watercolors of a multicultural classroom are a big plus. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dewey loves books of all kinds. Read full book review >

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DAD, AREN’T YOU GLAD? by Lynn Plourde
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"No surprises in this old tale of a helping hand run amuck, but quick fun, and just brimming with bad ideas ready for insertion in kids' melons. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Good-intentioned mayhem follows in the wake of a little boy's attempt to make his father's day a special one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUMMER’S VACATION by Lynn Plourde
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"A dazzling completion to an attractive series. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Summer, the youngest child of Mother Earth and Father Time, takes readers along on her playful vacation in this latest addition to this duo's wonderful series about the seasons. Read full book review >