Search Results: "Marcellus Hall"


BOOK REVIEW

EVERYONE SLEEPS by Marcellus Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2013

"An inventive if not wholly successful look at the nighttime world of nature. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An imaginative pug with insomnia explores the night world of sleeping animals with a dreamlike narrative in rhyming text. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE YOU ARE MY BABY by Sherry North
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"An energetic and inspiring testament to motherhood. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young mother expresses her love and commitment to her inquisitive baby through a limitless variety of possible vocations. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE YOU ARE MY TEACHER by Sherry North
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A sweet sentiment and a great way to get kids pumped about school and learning—Miss Frizzle would be proud. (Picture book. 4-7)"
North and Hall pair up for another imaginative what-if offering (Because I Am Your Daddy, 2010, etc.), this time introducing young readers to different modes of transportation. Read full book review >

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THE COW LOVES COOKIES by Karma Wilson
ANIMALS
Released: July 6, 2010

"This self-assured, simple and successful picture book closes with a goofy, age-old punchline that will get giggles every time. (Picture book. 2-6)"
While most of the farmer's animals enjoy their critter foods (chickens chomp chicken feed, geese gobble corn, horsey nibbles hay), cow inexplicably loves cookies. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE I AM YOUR DADDY by Sherry North
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"The final hypothetical—'if I were a wizard'—ties them all together ever so neatly. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This Y-chromosome companion to Because You Are My Baby (2008) follows a similar format, positing a hypothetical and its follow-through on each double-page spread: "If I were a scientist, we would dig up ancient bones / And find the biggest dinosaur the world has ever known." Read full book review >

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DUDDLE PUCK by Karma Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Encouragement for all who waddle to the beat of a different drummer. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A newly arrived duck who would rather oink, neigh, and even belt out "HIP-HIP HOORAY!" than quack has all the farmyard's residents aflutter. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S NEW? THE ZOO! by Kathleen Krull
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"A romp through zoo history presented with pizzazz. (sources) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
For at least 4,400 years, people have collected and displayed animals for entertainment, education and enlightenment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CITY I LOVE by Lee Bennett Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Endpaper maps identify the cities depicted, though a key to assist untraveled children in the game is absent. (Picture book/poetry. 7-10)"
In 18 very short poems, Hopkins returns to one of his favorite subjects, adopting a child's voice (or once a mother pigeon's) to express deep affection for city life, sights, buildings, noises, subways, entertainments and seasons. Read full book review >

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FULL MOON AND STAR by Lee Bennett Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Perfect for budding thespians, this book in three acts would make an excellent springboard for classroom explorations of drama. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two young friends separately discover playwriting and then realize the benefits of cooperation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLF HALL by Hilary Mantel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Masterfully written and researched but likely to appeal mainly to devotees of all things Tudor."
Exhaustive examination of the circumstances surrounding Henry VIII's schism-inducing marriage to Anne Boleyn. Read full book review >

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ARSENIO HALL by Norman King
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 21, 1993

"MPSLUGMISTER Stardust battles bad vibes from the critics and wins the moon. (Photos—not seen.)"
Another centimeter-deep celebio from King (Madonna, 1991; Everybody Loves Oprah!, 1987, etc.), and one with no research acknowledgements, pointing up King's failure to land an interview with Hall or anyone close to him. Read full book review >

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DAEMON HALL by Andrew Nance
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"An unexpectedly optimistic ending concludes this gentle horror tale. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Famous author Ian Tremblin has chosen five teenagers to spend the night in his haunted mansion. Read full book review >