Search Results: "Mary Peterson"


BOOK REVIEW

WOOBY & PEEP by Cynthea Liu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Friendship is where you find it, and as this book demonstrates, sometimes it's under the most unlikely of rocks. (Picture book. 3-6)"
After an inauspicious start, two very different characters find common ground and friendship. Read full book review >

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SNAIL HAS LUNCH by Mary Peterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Not as natural as Frog and Toad's clever repartee but a good purchase for children not quite ready for books without pictures but ready for chapters. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Five busy chapters introduce a reticent snail to the glories of a garden. Read full book review >

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PIGGIES IN THE PUMPKIN PATCH by Mary Peterson
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2010

"The fun continues on the endpapers, which map the porcine expedition from start to finish. (Picture book. 2-4)"
"Piggies in the pumpkin patch / peek / and sneak, / under crinkly, / clean sheets, / over growing, / green beans, / behind snoring, sleepy sheep, / into the clover field." Read full book review >

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WIGGLE AND WAGGLE by Caroline Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2007

"An altogether agreeable visit to the garden, unsurprisingly capped by a page of additional worm facts. (Easy reader. 6-7)"
Arnold, known for her science nonfiction, tucks plenty of natural history into this quintet of easy reading tales. Read full book review >

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DIG IN! by Cindy Jenson-Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Use this one to talk to preschoolers about what's in the ground and encourage them to find their own plot of earth to explore. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An exploration into the dirt uncovers worms, pill bugs, seeds, and more. Read full book review >

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OCEAN SOUP by Stephen R. Swinburne
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Teachers and librarians expecting science at the level of Swinburne's previous work (Wings of Light, 2006, etc.) will be disappointed, but this might supplement more informative texts. (Poetry/informational picture book. 5-9)"
Twelve poems, most in the first-person voices of tide-pool inhabitants, offer a glimpse into the watery world of the intertidal zone. Read full book review >

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WHITE DRESSES by Mary Pflum Peterson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A candid, moving memoir about the many complexities of family."
In a debut memoir, a former CNN reporter and current Emmy Award-winning Good Morning America producer recounts her family's painful history.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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BOOK REVIEW

THREE GOOD THINGS by Lois Peterson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An effective, quick, and involving story. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A girl struggles to care for her mentally ill mother as they wander from town to town. Read full book review >

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TRISKELLION 2 by Will Peterson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2009

"Only for those fans of the first who are dying to read the sequel. (Fantasy. 11 & up)"
The breathless pace begun by authors Mark Billingham and Peter Cocks (writing semi-pseudonymously) in Triskellion (2008) continues unabated in the sequel. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1999

This is the delightful story of a middle-sized, Midwestern farm in Wisconsin as told in the first-person narration of Gary Peterson, husband of the author. Read full book review >