Search Results: "Maggie Twohill"


BOOK REVIEW

SUPERBOWL UPSET by Maggie Twohill
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 1991

"Still, a moderately amusing, easily read example of its genre. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Fifth-grade classmates Ginger Bidwell and Lucas Ridley, both avid sports fans, were rivals long before they became unwilling step-siblings four months ago — but their happy parents are unfailingly patient, even through most of the disasters. Read full book review >

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VALENTINE FRANKENSTEIN by Maggie Twohill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 1992

"For an easily read valentine story with similar circumstances but more interesting characters and a more substantial story, try Barbara Cohen's 213 Valentines (p. 1008). (Fiction. 8-11)"
Amanda is Walter's only friend; she knows he dreads Valentine's Day, when he'll be publicly humiliated as the least popular fifth grader, so she stuffs the class Valentine box with 50 cards, all addressed to Walter in different handwritings. 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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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 >

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WHO’S AT HOME?  by Maggie Silver
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2009

"The small trim makes this exploration of habitats nicely intimate. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Strikingly detailed illustrations and some lesser-known animals make this more than just another lift-the-flap book. Read full book review >

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DESSER, THE BEST CAT EVER by Maggie Smith
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"This forthright, compassionate tale is a sweet, soothing balm for bereaved pet owners as well as any cat lover. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A young girl reminisces about the life of her cat, Desser, chronicling how the frisky kitten was acquired—"a long, long time ago, when my daddy had big hair"—and how their friendship blossomed. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING HUMAN BODY DETECTIVES by Maggie Li
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"An inviting introduction for curious children from pre-K through early elementary school, but unfamiliar terms may require a little extra interpretation. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Colorful schematic illustrations and miniature detectives introduce major body parts. Read full book review >

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WE KNOW IT WAS YOU by Maggie Thrash
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Don't just skip this, run from it. (Mystery. 13 & up)"
An elite Atlanta prep school harbors shocking and deadly secrets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RELATION EDUCATION HANDBOOK by Maggie Lane
Released: Jan. 8, 2011

"Robust, unflinching thoughts on piloting life through all the reefs and shoals, whether you cherry pick her ideas or devour them whole."
Lane's deeply spiritual relationship with God touches each of these short, essayistic considerations of life's facets, from acceptance to children to respect to self-discipline. Read full book review >