Search Results: "Mary Labatt"


BOOK REVIEW

LAKE MONSTER MIX-UP  by Mary Labatt
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Purchase for series fans and hope the next is more complete. (Graphic fiction. 7-11)"
Samantha, the mystery- (and junk food-) seeking sheepdog, and her human friend Jennie, who can hear Sam's thoughts, head off with the family to a secluded lake island for a weekend getaway. Read full book review >

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DRACULA MADNESS by Mary Labatt
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"With only the mildest of chills and a thoroughly endearing protagonist, this is recommended for most graphic-fiction collections serving active young readers. (Graphic fiction. 7-11)"
Samantha's no ordinary sheepdog; she has a nose for a mystery. Read full book review >

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SAM FINDS A MONSTER by Mary Labatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"And the young audience will love being in on the joke. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Sam the sheepdog is back, but this time he's on his own and it's not exactly a mystery that's his focus; it's a monster. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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CABINS IN THE WOODS
by Leila Roy

There were twenty-five letters in all. They went to girls who lived in apartment buildings in cities and farmhouses in the country and condos in the suburbs. Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week at Camp So-and-So, a lakeside retreat for girls nestled high in the Starveling Mountains, on a merit scholarship. Each letter came with a registration ...
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THIS ISN'T YOUR TYPICAL KISSING BOOK
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson

Cover Story: The Ring

BFF Charm: Heck Yes

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Postapocalyptic Medieval

Bonus Factors: Surprise Twists, Prophecies

Anti-Bonus Factor: Series Starter

Relationship Status: Researching Reception Venues

 

Cover Story: The Ring

Although this cover is likely supposed to elicit feelings of epic ...


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BOOK REVIEW

TREAT by Mary Sullivan
Kirkus Star
by Mary Sullivan, illustrated by Mary Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A relentless, single-minded canine's quest proves to be a rib-tickling treat. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A determined dog's emotions run the gamut while in pursuit of the impossible-to-resist "treat." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAT & BUNNY by Mary Lundquist
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Listeners will definitely relate to the pain of being left out; this gentle tale offers an opportunity to contemplate one's own role in a solution. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The dedication page's strategic placement of acorns attached to a branch—two intertwined and one, alone, sprouting in the opposite direction—foreshadows the conflict in this story of fluctuating friendships. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAGON PIZZERIA by Mary Morgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2008

"This playful addition to any fairy-tale collection will be a hit in storytimes. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Two dragons in Fairy Tale Land decide to open a pizza shop. Read full book review >

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I IS FOR INUKSUK by Mary Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A stimulating look at an oft-overlooked culture. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Wallace once again pays tribute to the Inuit people and their Arctic home (The Inuksuk Book, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUEEN OF EASTER by Mary Engelbreit
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Includes a separate paper-doll sheet of Ann Estelle. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Engelbreit's signature character, Ann Estelle, is the star of this Easter story, the fourth in a series with the theme of being a "queen" of various holidays and situations. Read full book review >