Search Results: "Maggie Lewis"


BOOK REVIEW

MORGY MAKES HIS MOVE by Maggie Lewis
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Especially pleasing is the easy way the members of his family and his new friend Byron's family come together during the storm, spend Thanksgiving together on the spur of the moment, and thereafter are naturally integrated into one another's lives. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Lewis packs a lot of action into this short novel and plenty of changes into her hero's young life. Read full book review >

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MORGY COAST TO COAST by Maggie Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2005

"Bravo. (Fiction. 9-10)"
In a hyper-frenetic plot, reinforced by fast-paced but thoughtful narration, Lewis perfectly captures an active nine-year-old boy's life. Read full book review >

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MORGY’S MUSICAL SUMMER by Maggie Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2008

"Chesworth's action-packed black-and-white illustrations complement the breezy text. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Just in time for summer-vacation readers, Lewis brings Morgy MacDougal-MacDuff back in this warm and funny tale of cabin living, camp food and classic letters from home. Read full book review >

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BUG DETECTIVE by Maggie Li
by Maggie Li, illustrated by Maggie Li
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"For readers who can get beyond the use of the generic 'bug,' this could be an engaging invitation to explore the world of small creatures. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Curious facts about familiar invertebrates are packaged with a magnifying glass for extended observations. Read full book review >

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PAISLEY by Maggie Smith
by Maggie Smith, illustrated by Maggie Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2004

"However, humor aside, Smith's tale of true bliss discovered and dreams achieved sends a heart-warming message that younger readers can treasure. (Picture book.5-8)"
Smith's hilarious tale recounts the misadventures of a stuffed elephant's search to discover his "Perfect Match." Read full book review >

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MY BLUE BUNNY, BUBBIT by Maggie Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"New older siblings won't be blue for long thanks to this sweet, if special, offering. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Part special-stuffed-animal tale, part new-baby story, part craft extravaganza, this picture book has a little something for everyone, so long as that "everyone" enjoys sewing narratives. Read full book review >

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DEAR DAISY, GET WELL SOON by Maggie Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"There is also a refrain—'and sent it over to Daisy'—that will give young readers an opportunity to chime in. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Smith (This Is Your Garden, 1998) tucks a primer of the days of the week and the numbers one through five into the grand notion of being a good friend. Read full book review >

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ANGELS ON ROLLER SKATES by Maggie Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Adequate, but not essential. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Six episodes feature familiar childhood experiences with three enterprising siblings and their parents, who manage to transform conflict into good cheer despite the circumstances. Read full book review >

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BIG CITY EXPLORER by Maggie Li
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2016

"Problematic for libraries due to the detachable token, but like Mary Javins' 3-D World Atlas and Tour (2008), the gimmick isn't indispensable to the journey. (review quizzes) (Informational novelty. 6-8)"
A penguin guide conducts prospective tourists on a whirlwind flight over 28 world cities. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING DINOSAUR DETECTIVES by Maggie Li
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"Dinosaur fans will have no trouble digging up better surveys. (glossary, quiz) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A barrage of dino names and facts, with fanciful cartoon illustrations. Read full book review >

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I WISH I HAD A PET by Maggie Rudy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 2014

"Whimsy in search of an audience. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Quirky dioramas illustrate this explication of pet care. Read full book review >