Search Results: "Mark Fearing"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING ESCAPE by Mark Fearing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A holiday offering that definitely makes a fun all its own. (Picture book. 5-9)"
It's Thanksgiving at Grandma's, and nothing's worse than being stuck with the babies. Read full book review >

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DILLY DALLY DAISY by Mark Fearing
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"An ode to young daydreamers—and tempting distractions—everywhere. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Daisy Marsha Martin has perfected the art of dawdling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EARTHLING! by Mark Fearing
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"A fun, intergalactic buddy story that may not reinvent the wheel—or the UFO—but works well here, nonetheless. (Graphic science fiction. 9-12)"
After catching the wrong bus, young Bud finds himself at a school that's out of this world—literally. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOMMY CAN'T STOP! by Tim Federle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"An enjoyable performance for both the boisterous and the calm. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Little brother Tommy is a perpetual-motion machine, and he is driving his family bonkers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW MARTHA SAVED HER PARENTS FROM GREEN BEANS by David LaRochelle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2013

"A must for picky eaters. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl who never eats green beans resorts to extreme measures when a mob of rogue beans kidnaps her parents in this twisted take on cleaning your plate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A VERY WITCHY SPELLING BEE by George Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Shannon and Fearing combine their considerable talents to create a most bewitching tale of self-confidence and perseverance. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When young witch Cordelia enters a spelling bee, not only does she need to rely on her skills as an accomplished speller, but she must also use her wits to foil the competition…in the nicest way possible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK THAT EATS PEOPLE by John Perry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Perfect for sharing with susceptible younger sibs or as a gift item for frenemies. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In the fine old tradition of Jon Stone's The Monster at the End of This Book, illustrated by Mike Smollin (1971), and like cautionary exercises, Perry provides thrillingly urgent warnings to steer clear of this volume—or at least not to read it while smelling of peanut butter or other foods. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIANT PANTS by Mark Fearing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A scenery-chewing performance will be a hit at giant- and underwear-themed storytimes and anywhere fine undies are appreciated. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Belbum's pants are missing, and that's a giant problem! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE LITTLE ALIENS AND THE BIG BAD ROBOT by Margaret McNamara
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"This one may be too stuck on the arc of the original tale to come alive in its own right. (Picture book. 5-7)"
An extremely odd variant on "The Three Little Pigs." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHICKEN STORY TIME by Sandy Asher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"This book may make free-range storytimes de rigueur. (Picture book. 3-7)"
One chicken at storytime might be fun, but more than one…. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEN FRANKLIN'S IN MY BATHROOM! by Candace Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"It's not the first time old Ben has paid our times a call, but it's funny and free-spirited, with an informational load that adds flavor without weight. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 9-11)"
Antics both instructive and embarrassing ensue after a mysterious package left on their doorstep brings a Founding Father into the lives of two modern children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPERHERO INSTRUCTION MANUAL by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"This funny, spirited exploration of superhero culture sans violence and with an added dose of familial love is a powerful addition to any bookshelf. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When there are no radioactive spiders around to gift you with super skills, curl up with the Superhero Instruction Manual to learn what it takes to realize your inner superhero.Read full book review >