Search Results: "Matthew Cordell"


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HELLO! HELLO! by Matthew Cordell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"This wry object lesson blends clever design and a sincere, never-preachy delivery. Terrific! (Picture book. 3-7)"
Into a family's device-dominated existence, Cordell inserts this tribute to the realms of nature and the imagination. Read full book review >

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WISH by Matthew Cordell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Wish fulfilled, if a tad inscrutably. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A much-wanted child arrives as fulfillment of his parents' dearest wish. Read full book review >

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ROOTING FOR YOU by Susan Hood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"As sweet and benign as a summer daisy. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A flower-to-be, looking like a green pea and behaving just like a human preschooler, voices its fears about its inevitable transformation. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"Hilarious, laugh-out-loud fun for middle-grade readers. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Justin tries to convince himself that, in spite of his well-earned nickname, he is not a worried kid anymore and that summer vacation means that there is absolutely nothing to worry about. Read full book review >

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MIGHTY CASEY by James Preller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

As a writer of verse, Preller, author of Six Innings (2008), makes an excellent prose novelist. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Absolutely marvelous. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Third grader Justin Case gets this nickname thanks to his amazing ability to worry about everything. Read full book review >

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FIRST GRADE DROPOUT by Audrey Vernick
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"A sure conversation-starter about empathy. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In typical child fashion, an embarrassing slip of the tongue leads one young blond boy to want to drop out of school altogether. Read full book review >

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RIGHTY AND LEFTY by Rachel Vail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Consider this a love story that every man, woman, child and podiatrist can enjoy. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bad enough that Lefty wants to live a life enveloped in galoshes, but does he have to be so neurotic? Read full book review >

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WHAT FLOATS IN A MOAT? by Lynne Berry
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"A goofy romp that will fit right in with elementary school science lessons. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Silly meets science in this title inspired by Archimedes' principle. Read full book review >

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LIKE PICKLE JUICE ON A COOKIE by Julie Sternberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Eleanor's concerns, not only about her babysitter, but also about playmates, friends and a new school year will be familiar to readers, who will look forward to hearing more about her life. (Fiction. 7-9)"
When Bibi, her first and favorite babysitter, moves away, it takes all of August for 8-year-old Eleanor to get beyond her sense of loss and get used to a new caretaker. Read full book review >

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LEAP BACK HOME TO ME by Lauren Thompson
ANIMALS
Released: April 26, 2011

"Hop to it and make sure this is on your shelf! (Picture book. 2-4)"
Veteran picture-book author Thompson teams with Cordell to create a deceptively simple instant classic. Read full book review >