Search Results: "Mélanie Allard"


BOOK REVIEW

BERNADETTE AND THE LUNCH BUNCH by Susan Glickman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2009

"Allard's occasional line drawings show a diverse cast of characters and add to the appeal of this substantial chapter book first published in Canada in 2008. (Fiction. 7-9)"
First her best friend moves away and then the school system excludes third graders from the science fair competition. Read full book review >

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LEON THE CHAMELEON by Mélanie Watt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Perfect for the Little Blue and Little Yellow set, or as an alternative to Ellen Stoll Walsh's Mouse Paint (1989). (Picture book. 5-7)"
Watt debuts with a simple tale that is partly a celebration of physical differences and partly a lesson in color theory. Read full book review >

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When It Rained at Hembry Castle by Meredith Allard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2016

"An unpretentiously philosophical assessment of class and love."
A romantic historical novel that examines a clash of classes in 19th-century England. Read full book review >

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RECKLESS by Rebecca Allard
Released: March 21, 2014

"A powerful story of a woman's desperate hopelessness and her long, arduous trek back to herself."
One woman's memoir of a harrowing 16-year marriage to an ex-convict. Read full book review >

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SCAREDY SQUIRREL GOES CAMPING by Mélanie Watt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Welcome back, Scaredy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The world's most timorous rodent returns for another nonadventure. Read full book review >

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SCAREDY SQUIRREL HAS A BIRTHDAY PARTY by Mélanie Watt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Many happy returns, Scaredy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Scaredy Squirrel plans a party, he concentrates on maximum security, not maximum fun. Read full book review >

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HAVE I GOT A BOOK FOR YOU! by Mélanie Watt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Have your credit card ready. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Children with a taste for TV infomercials now have a literary equivalent to savor any time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCAREDY SQUIRREL AT NIGHT by Mélanie Watt
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

A great, big glow-in-the-dark grin greets readers on the cover of this latest visit with North America's favorite shrinking violet. Read full book review >

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YOU'RE FINALLY HERE! by Mélanie Watt
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"A good-but-not-great entry in the meta-picture-book genre. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"You're finally here!" Read full book review >

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CHESTER’S MASTERPIECE by Mélanie Watt
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"A must purchase, especially where the first two are loved. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Chester, Canadian cat author extraordinaire, is back for a third self-aggrandizing volume without any help from Mélanie Watt. Read full book review >

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CHESTER by Mélanie Watt
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Highly recommended. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Mélanie Watt is NOT the author of this book—Chester, her plump calico cat with the big red marker, is. Read full book review >

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BUG IN A VACUUM by Mélanie Watt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Another funny, visually rollicking work from the creator of Chester (2007) and Scaredy Squirrel (2006). (Picture book. 4-8)"
A bug flies indoors, is sucked into a vacuum, and experiences the five stages of grief while entrapped. Read full book review >