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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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 >

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THE IDEA OF HIM by Holly Peterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"Not every idea's a good one."
New York Times best-seller Peterson (The Manny, 2007) presents the tale of a PR executive who experiences a wake-up call when a mysterious woman challenges her to face reality and rearrange her priorities. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2011

"An intense, lyrical portrait of America's vulnerable underbelly."
Hopelessness dims this poignant tale of a young woman's tumultuous, modern American life. Read full book review >